Favorite Tools

At the December meeting members were asked to bring a favorite tool and explain it’s use and why it’s a favorite.  These were not related necessarily to quilting.  Here is the list.  There are many useful ideas!

Te:  Foam dishwashing sponge on a stick – used to apply moisturizer or even sunscreen to your back when you don’t have anyone to do it for you.

Gail C:  Blocloc Rulers https://blocloc.com. These are available at most quilt shops and online.  Fabulous for flying geese, half-square triangles and more.

Shirley S:  Rasp.  This is from the tool section of the hardware store.  Perfect in the kitchen for grating rind on citrus as well as things like nutmeg.

Connie B:  Pull-String chopper.  Sort of like a salad spinner but chops vegetables and herbs.

Vicki L:  Toilet roll.  To make center-pull balls for knitting as well as winding things on it for storage.

Sharon L:  3/8″ dowel.  Used to finger -press seams, as a stiletto, and to push out corners when turning an item.  Also, a sock with the toe cut off – great as fingerless gloves while quilting/sewing.

Cathy V:  The Purple Thang.  So many uses.  Here’s a link to a video I found with suggestions on how to use it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJNFe_qTZUo

Patty R:  Rock – used to hold down rulers and other things as a 3rd hand.

Sarah K:  Oliso iron.  Loves the iron and their product support.  https://www.oliso.com

Millie:  Tiny snag hook to get those threads that sneak through to the tops of quilts as well as fixing snags.  Also, knitting needle point protectors used at the tips of scissors and other sharp items to protect your fingers

Marquita R:  Toilet brush – used to pick up lint from the floor and rugs and you know we have lots of tiny threads that escape to the floors.

December Show and Tell

Pictures from our Show and Tell for December 2017.

 

 

The results of the September Guild Challenge:

A new challenge to stretch our thinking and quilting skills. 
Create a non-pictorial design that can be any shape with a perimeter of 80” or less 
The design should not be one large block or recognizable repeat 
It can be any fabric, embellished, applique, etc. 
It must have 3 layers and be quilted 
The outside edge does not have to have a traditional binding