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 Nancy Halstead Burkhalter on December 29, 2012 at 7:48pm

I looked at Nancy's Notions and she doesn't have it.  I'm not sure the dealers are carrying it yet.  Check before you go looking for it.  Nancy B from MI

Comment by BA-Walker on December 29, 2012 at 7:31pm

Betsy Cannan, Thanks for your kind words, I appreciate it very much.  I will be looking for this ruler on my next trip to Santa Fe.

Comment by Betsy Cannan on December 29, 2012 at 7:26pm
I went to the slidelock site today and thought the ruler looked great, so I am glad to hear the comments.
To BA Wayrick-Walker: I am very sorry to hear of your losses.
Comment by BA-Walker on December 29, 2012 at 7:20pm

the rogue quilter 12/29/12 5:18pm Thanks so much for your kind words, it truly was a year I don't ever wish to repeat; but we must go on & can't dwell on the sad things that happen; so I have already decided on all the gifts for Xmas 2013 and as soon as I can get to Santa Fe to shop for Christmas fabric (on sale) I will start my sewing & not bring on any stress for the holidays.  Again thanks for the reply.

Comment by Nancy Halstead Burkhalter on December 29, 2012 at 6:28pm

Marcia - I did go to the website and was truly impressed with that new ruler.  I sent the link to my local quilt shop to see if they knew about it and if they were selling it.  It looks just wonderful and I'm glad you posted the info.

When you want to share info, it's really helpful if you will post it to this site, not just as a private message.  That way others can also see the posting and look it up.

Thanks for posting now.  By the way, the website for this ruler is  Check it out - it's truly a wonderful ruler.  Nancy

Comment by Marcia on December 29, 2012 at 6:22pm

I'm sorry I wrote the post about the quilt ruler the wrong way.  I haven't done much writing on the site, so am a novice as to how to write something.  Nancy - the web site for this ruler is  I am really not kidding - I cut 4 31/2 inch strips, and then cut 48 31/2 inch blocks and never had to square up the fabric again.  I bought the lighted ruler, but don't think I would again if I decide to purchase the smaller one.  Marcia 

Comment by rogue quilter Queen of the WIVSP on December 29, 2012 at 6:13pm
B A - went to your page after posts started showing here. figured you were pounding so sorry to hear of your losses. and delighted to hear you & your tom tied the knot! congrats! may 2013 be a stellar year for you both. sounds like you all paid your dues & then some in 2012
Comment by rogue quilter Queen of the WIVSP on December 29, 2012 at 6:10pm
nancy .. because it was sent as a "message" to the group. when that is done it appears in your email inbox, but not as a post on the groups discussions.

took me several futile searches to find this out.

note the little red envelope in upper right corner just above members picts. messages sent thru the little red envelope will not post here.

i just got a new q mag, there are adds for this cutter in it. prob in any q mag you get.
Comment by Nancy Halstead Burkhalter on December 29, 2012 at 4:38pm

i loved the post about the new quilting ruler -but I don't see it on here.  Why?  It looks like a wonderful and usable ruler.  And worth purchasing.

Comment by BA-Walker on December 29, 2012 at 4:18pm

12/29/12 PM:  Update:  I just read all the comments to my initial writing & so much has happened in our lives, but that is what life hands us: I lost my son of 55 to a motorcycle accident on July 4th, Tom & I were married on 10/11/12 then my daughter-in-law, Lisa (who has been a second daughter to me) lost her mom on 11/4/12; Tom & I are really looking forward to a new & better year.

I will post some new photos of my sewing/all purpose 'shed' shortly,  it is wonderful having this space, but alas it is too small but I am trying to make it work; I just have to many items for my crafting & various interests.  The ceiling & wall colors worked very well & my lighting is good too.   I must apologize to all for not writing sooner, but the time has just passed way to quickly.  I have been sewing most all my Xmas gifts & still have one set more to go; ran out of time.  Now my machines (2) of them both need to be serviced, the tension on one is just not working correctly & one cannot sew with that kind of a problem.


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