I have several projects in the getting started and mostly finished category and it is about time I shared them with you. All three projects will have multiple posts associated with them. I do want to create a library of projects and information and I think it is important to keep each project in its own set of posts; therefore, you’ll get see the start of them throughout this week and into next week. Here’s a little sneak peek of what’s coming!
Be sure to come back over the next few weeks to see the details of all of these guys including the pattern artists names and where to get your own copies of the patterns!
I haven’t mentioned it yet, but you should know that I have a tool problem. I love them, like an addict would. I swear, I honestly think I have picked projects in the past for no other reason than they require a new tool! I’ve had quite a list of little tools or gadgets that I’ve wanted to pick up for a while now. For some reason, last week, I went nutso and bought five of them! Once I decided I wasn’t going to live another minute without them, I went to Jo-Ann to see which ones I could pick up. Boy was my heart heavy when none, I mean NONE, of them were on sale.
As disappointed as I was, I still desperately wanted to leave with something! I spotted a reasonably priced pair of quilting gloves and decided they were going home with me. Life seemed to slow me down and it was the next day before I started to work on the project that needed quilting. I wanted to practice fairly small free motion patterns and went right to work, forgetting about my gloves just that quickly. As I was working on my quilting, I noticed I was having some trouble moving the fabric around as smoothly as I wanted to. If only I could get a better grip on the top of the fabric….
Lightbulb! I have new gloves!
Let me just tell you – even my low end cheapie gloves made a night and day difference on my ability to move around that fabric. I should have known, I’ve seen and heard the professionals talk about and use them – probably because they work! I don’t know why I was so pig headed about trying them out, but now I’m so glad I did. Now, I wouldn’t even attempt to quilt without them! If it is something you have been thinking about – go get them! Today!
I found the other tools on amazon prime for a good price and went ahead and ordered those. They should be here tomorrow and I’m pretty darn excited. I’m not free for studio time until Wednesday, so it is going to be very hard to let that box of fun sit there until then! I have no idea if the other purchases will be as successful as this one, but I will certainly tell you if they are (or if they are really bad). Do you have any “go-to” tools that I can’t live without? I’d love to hear about them!
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