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Monday, November 21, 2011

More on Tools

by Karen Goad

When I posted the hand held thimble that I use several days ago I forgot all about scissors.  My favorite are these two.  The orange handled are Fisker’s and the green handle are Karen Kay Buckley.  The green pair come with a little plastic protector for the blade.  These are my favorite small scissors, I have larger ones of course also.
My other tools – rubber grippers for pulling needles through 3 layers of fabric
My marking tools, Fons and Porter white chalk mechanical pencil.  A Clover gray chalk pencil, and a wash out blue marker called “Mark B Gone” (as long as you use plenty of water to wash out the marks the blue line does come out – do not apply any heat though until you are sure it is washed out – and I do mean get it really wet)
Other marking tools – masking tape – I use quarter inch and 1 inch mainly.  I have never had trouble with residue from the tape as long as I don’t leave it on for long periods of time – do not leave on the quilt if it will be in a hot area like a car in summertime.
A new tool that I recently picked up.  This is from Clover and it is a 5 in 1 Sliding Gauge.  Slide it to the size you want – I show a 1/4 inch – mark your line and there you go.

1 comment:

  1. I love both of those scissors as well and use them everyday!
    I also mark with masking tape when I hand quilt find it easy to use .
    I do not have one of those sliding rulers so thanks for sharing that ! Of course I need one too!


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