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Articles that describe and critique quilting tools and notions

Notion of the Month: V-Block Trimmer by Studio 180

Last week I shared my Tennessee Waltz Quilt, and I explained that the trickiest part of that quilt is getting the V-units right in the 54-40 or Fight Block. Last week I whipped up a few test blocks with one of my newest tools: the V-Block Trimmer…

Fiskars Rotating Cutting Mat

Happy Monday, friends and quilters! This weekend my sewing group met for our monthly sewing night. We meet at a local quilt shop, so we have lots of cutting and ironing tables available for use, which is nice.  That means I don’t have to pack up and carry…

Top Five Basic Quilting Rulers for Beginners

A friend recently asked me what rotary cutting tools I would recommend to a beginner, so I decided to post a partial answer to that question by discussing my top five basic quilting rulers. If you are looking for information about all the basic tools you need to get started…

5 Lessons from my trip to the 2017 Houston International Quilt Festival

Happy Monday, friends and fellow quilters! I just returned yesterday from a whirlwind trip to the 2017 Houston International Quilt Festival. The event, hosted by its parent company, Quilts, Inc., has occurred annually since the mid 1970’s, and takes place at the George R. Brown Convention Center in…

Notion of the Month: Sewline Marking Pencil Gift Case

Happy November, friends and fellow quilters! This month’s notion of the month is the Sewline Marking Utensil Gift Set. A new month means it’s time to review a new quilting notion, and this one is fantastic.  Actually, to me it’s indispensable. My absolute favorite…