Ask Margrit Summer 2007
2007 Spring Quilt Market From Margrit's Perspective
Quilting Questions Answered
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As usual Quilt Market was wonderful, so much to see. I picked some fun and exciting new products, tools, and gadgets for quilters from this year's Spring Quilt Market in Salt Lake City to share with you. I have also provided website information for those of you that want to get more in depth information on the item you find of interest.The Fabric Organizer
Each organizer is made of a lightweight acid-free corrugated plastic, and includes tabs to hold the fabric. The large organizer stores from 1/2 yard to several yards. The small organizer is perfect for fat quarters and smaller yardages. They can be hung on a wall or stored on a bookcase or plastic bins.
ErgoCutter 2000 Rotary Cutter
The cutter comes in either a 45mm or 60mm size and is either a right handed or left handed design. Because of the design the cutter allows you to cut many layers of fabric at once with less hand pressure. You can cut while either standing or in a seated position.
LongArm Centering Tape
A great tool for the long arm quilter. It suspends securely over the work area, leaving your hands free for positioning and pinning your quilt materials. The tape is fiberglass for long lasting use. The 12 sliding markers act as a guide for consistent measurements.
Paint Box Wool - Needle Felting Fiber
100% wool fiber for felting and crafts. It comes in 36 different colors. In addition to needle felting it can also be used forspinning, weaving, doll hair and more.
Jeana Kimball's Foxglove Cottage
Glass Head Appliqué Pins
They are 1" long, slightly longer than most appliqué pins, yet they are short enough to avoid catching the thread while stitching. The points are extra sharp and the glass heads make them easy to use.
Size 7 Embroidery/Wool Needles
The long needle with a very thin shank is great for reaching through the thickness of wool to complete stitches. Jeana said she has found that this extra long needle is perfect for the appliqué stitch she uses on wool.
These templates fit inside each other, offering a verity of sizes for each shape. They are great for cutting out shapes with a rotary cutter for piecing or appliqué. They could also be used for marking a quilt for quilting.
Creative Cut Ruler
A versatile ruler for quilting and other craft projects. It cuts strips, squares, diamonds, and triangles. You can also crop photos and trim borders.
Creating kaleidoscope images with the click of a button. Make kaleidoscope images is fun and easy with this software. Photographs of family, pets, vacations, or children's artwork can be turned into one of a kind kaleidoscope images. Print on fabric for use in quilts, pillows, purses, or garments. Print on paper for scrapbook pages cards, paper crafts and more.
Best Press - The clear starch alternative
A clear starch that doesn't clog, flake, or leave a residue. It relaxes wrinkles making ironing easier. It can also be used in freezer paper appliqué. It holds the crease when pressing under seams allowances. This product contains a light fragrance