Favorite Tools

Share your favorite tools used in quiltmaking, and add any tips you have for using them. With all of the new tools being developed, it is hard to keep up. We can learn from each other in this group.

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For those that use Elmer's Glue

Started by Marcia. Last reply by Deanna Davis Oct 31, 2013. 1 Reply

Hi all - just thought I would pass along that at Walmart, in the craft section, I found a package of tops that fit decorative paint - and they also fit the glue bottle - they come in three different…Continue

Need help with sewing space design - Paint and Lighting

Started by Susan Simmons Beck. Last reply by Wanda Mar 24, 2013. 20 Replies

QUILTERS: I'm turning a room with NO natural light into a sewing space - I need the perfect paint color (a true White?) and a recommendation for some sort of "true color" lighting - this is a…Continue


Started by Nancy Anne Ritchotte. Last reply by Deanna Davis Dec 29, 2012. 3 Replies

 IM A newbie and have been asked to make 3 king size quilts! i would like to use jelly rolls probably fence rail or something with a star! I have a now the sizwproblem! I dont know how many jelly…Continue

New to My Quilt Place

Started by BA-Walker. Last reply by Cheri Foster Aug 24, 2012. 16 Replies

I just joined MQP a few moments ago & then went to Favorite Tools & was captivated by the previous discussions re: wall color, lighting etc. for a new sewing/quilting space. I live 30 + miles…Continue

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Comment by Marcia Fowler on January 18, 2013 at 2:17am

Carol, I have used the clips that look just like hair clips for a long time instead of pins...I bought a big package of them and they are great...I too hate getting stuck with pins when hand stitching the binding down...and I use the longer sharp pins for quilting so it's easy to get stuck... These look like an oblong triangle and it's like spring metal...kinda curved... I've seen the new clips...they are nice too~~~

Comment by Carol Gregg on January 18, 2013 at 12:24am

The latest tool that I really love is the Clover clips you use to hold quilt binding in place (in lieu of pins).  My reason?  I don't get stuck with pins!!  And they do a bang up job as well.

Comment by Marcia on December 30, 2012 at 11:35am

Nancy - I don't think any dealers have it yet, and if you google cutting rulers it doesn't come up on any sites.  I think you would have to order it from the business in Oregon.  They may appear at quilt shows - there is one in Mesa, AZ in Jan. that I am going to go to so I can get help in learning how to use my new Martelli cutter - I have ganglion cysts in both wrists and cutting the traditional way inflames them.  This new ruler didn't bother my wrists yesterday.  That is a blessing of itself.

Comment by Deanna Davis on December 29, 2012 at 9:31pm

BA .. wrong .. I tried it in my album. OK .. go to your 'album' of quilt photos. Select the incorrect photo so that it is full size on your screen. Above your photo is a eetsy bitsy box 'options' .. click and drop down menu has option of 'delete' .. there ya go !


Comment by Deanna Davis on December 29, 2012 at 9:28pm

BA .. go to your album, select the photo .. it will have a frame around it .. hit delete !  let me know if that worked ..


Comment by BA-Walker on December 29, 2012 at 9:18pm

I need help, I just posted the wrong photo in my 'photos' & can't find how to delete it, any suggestions?????

Comment by rogue quilter Queen of the WIVSP on December 29, 2012 at 8:32pm
marcia - please do not feel the need to apologise. the site can be very confusing to all of us, newbie or not. as i stated in my last post, the only reason i knew what had happened is that over the past year of becoming more & more active here @ mqp, i had tried to trace messages like yours before. going over a page again and again in another group, i even went thru every single comment in every discussion posted, and only then, did i start checking out the links on that groups main page. clicked the "message to group members" link ... !! voila!! so, now i know. but still, i come and check the comments as i did for yours, because the way it is presented in our mail, it is a bit unclear. thank you for the info and hearing of your personal experience w what looks to be another "must have" tool for little 'ol tool lovin' me! :))
Comment by Nancy Halstead Burkhalter on December 29, 2012 at 8:28pm

Who actually has one? And how do they like it?

Comment by BA-Walker on December 29, 2012 at 8:23pm

Denna Davis 12*29*12 @6:20pm, Thanks so much for your thoughts.,  I too have looked at the website for the ruler & it looks like it would do a great job, I will add this to my 'wish' list.  As hard as one presses when cutting, the ruler still slips, this sure looks like it will solve that problem; at least according to the video.

Comment by Deanna Davis on December 29, 2012 at 8:12pm

BA -- I am truly sorry for your 2012 .. may your 2013 be a year of renewal, strength, faith and much love ..

I'm pulling myself in lots of different directions right now -- clearing off table first, Christmas away, hubby going to OK tomorrow (he's been home for another 6 straight days!), and will be on my own again.

And I'll just have to go have a look at that ruler :D Might be a good 'notion' for sister-in-law for an event for this year .....



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