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Slip sliding away …

Anyone who does machine quilting on a domestic machine for any length of time knows the value of having a silicon sheet for the bed of the machine. That silicon sheet allows the quilt sandwich to slide easily, reducing drag and reducing strain on the quilter’s shoulders and arms. It’s […]


Scissors case

I’ve been a fan of Havel’s scissors for some time — at least partly because they have a selection of different styles of left-handed scissors. You wouldn’t believe the difference it makes to a left-handed person to have scissors that are specifically for us! Turning right-handed scissors upside down doesn’t […]


Herding cats … er, elephants 5

I was in need of some little gifts for three young children and was tearing my hair out trying to think of what to make. Then I happened to see this blog post yesterday and knew I just had to make some of these adorable elephants! They’re actually very quick […]


An unusual quilting tool 2

I’ve had this tool for several years, so I’m not even sure that this same model is still available (newer ones are), but it certainly is useful! It’s called a Laser Level Square, and its intended use is for construction (squaring corners, etc.) or even for checking to make sure something is […]