Category Archives: Tool Reviews

A Peek at a New Bernina – Plus Its Connection to Kennel Quilts & TQPM!

For those who receive my blog via email, this video won’t work in an email message. Please visit my blog to view it. The Quilt Pattern Magazine (TQPM) started the Small Kennel Quilt program and provides free patterns for you. Make them for your own pets and to donate to pets in shelters. They are always …

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A New Tool – Curvalicious!

Cheryl Lynch quilt designer, teacher, artist, and author, has developed a tool that quilters will enjoy and have lots of fun with it. She has given it a perfectly enticing name too –  Curvalicious! Here is what Curvalicious looks like. Here is a sample of what you can create with it. To learn all about it, how to use …

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A Beautiful New Way to Hang Our Quilts

The quilts we make are special and take us a long time to create. They deserve to be shown off in a spectacular way. Birgitte Hipple of Summer Sky Creations has a large variety of unique and beautiful hangers for our quilts.  An extra bonus is that all her quilt hangers can be customized to fit …

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Sharpening Rotary Blades

We quilters go through a lot of rotary blades. Imagine the number we use per year and multiply it by the number of years we’ve been quilting. Does that number surprise you? Because we don’t wish to waste our blades and add to landfills, many of us buy rotary blade sharpeners. They do restore our …

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Win Double Wedding Ring Shapes from Inklingo!

Bet you thought that making the Double Wedding Ring pattern was hard! Not with Inklingo! With Inklingo, all you have to do is print (on fabric), cut, and sew! It’s that easy! If you are new to Inklingo, click here to learn how simple it is to use. You are guaranteed to love it! And, …

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The Creative Iron

A while back I introduced The Creative Iron web site to my newsletter readers. Their fusible, fabric art is fun, quick, and easy to use on quilts and other projects. Imagine the possibilities! I recently made this miniature wall quilt following the wishes of a special daughter-in-law. She wanted a simple design with the focus …

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Tools: Seamingly Accurate™ Seam Guide

Here’s a new, handy tool sold exclusively by Quilt Woman! This handy little tool will help us to sew accurate seams and even to make half square triangles quickly. It sticks to our sewing machines and can be removed and re-stuck at will without leaving a residue. Complete instructions are included and a demonstration video …

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Tool Review: Quilt Ruler Connector

Guidelines™ 4 Quilting has come out with yet another handy, useful tool, the Quilt Ruler Connector! I wouldn’t be without their rulers for many reasons among them: their clear, easy to see through markings, their non-slip surface, their cutting guides, their unbreakable qualities. I purchased other rulers before Guidelines™ 4 Quilting came along, but since …

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Great Gift Idea for Quilters and All Needleworkers!

I found these magnetic Needle Minders on Kay Mackenzie’s website By Kay Mackenzie some time ago and meant to add them to Maria’s Quilt Scraps immediately. However, due to several circumstances, I have been unable to keep up with blogging since the last of October, a situation I hope to remedy in the New Year. …

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Colour Palette Tool

The Palette Generator automatically creates a colour palette from any photo you upload – and it’s free. You simply use their site to upload a picture, then click on Create and up come 15 colours from the photo along with their names. Below is a photo I took of our roses this past summer and …

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