FOUND AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP - TOOLS TO MAKE YOU A BETTER QUILTER in 2010. Accurately cut pieces are the basis of a good quilt. Quilt Ruler Additions are just what you need for accurate piecing. No guesswork involved. No math. No fractions. Just lock the tool to your ruler, then slide the tool against the edge of your fabric and cut. “Consistently accurate alignment is guaranteed.” This prep tool has several other functions as well. It helps you sew that scant quarter inch. It is a point trimmer. It makes tumbling blocks or other blocks with Y seams a breeze. The secret to sewing those set in seams is sewing exactly where the seam lines cross. This prep tool helps you to mark those seams accurately. This is a must-have tool on your list.

The Quilter’s Creative Station is a great all-in-one tool. It combines a cutting mat and a pressing surface along side each other. There are several different versions and sizes. The smaller style has the mat on one side and the pressing surface on the flip side. Both have handles that make for ease in carrying to class. One of these would also be nice to have by your sewing machine at home to eliminate that need to always jump up and run to the ironing board or the cutting mat.

These new books by Whimsicals arrived at the shop when I was there today and I’m having a difficult time because I want them all. These books are a must-see and a must-add to your list. Each includes applique patterns as well as traditional patterns. I could see the patterns in the 30's prints or the brights. Glenys saw them in Civil war or the wools. You choose. Your husband, child, friend, or whoever you give your list to, will not go wrong by getting you any one of these books (or all of them if you’ve been a very good girl this year!).

The Olfa Self Healing Mat with grid lines and measurements and Olfa rotary cutter are great items for your list. Can you ever have too many of these? Some of us have had these mats for years. Ever wonder about cleaning yours? Sew Fantastic has a great instruction for caring for your self healing mat. It will be all nice and clean when you get your new one and you pass this old one down to that child or grandchild just learning to rotary cut.
Still looking for a clever gift item to make? Check out Cluck Cluck Sew and see what she suggests you do with buttons. It’s very classy looking.

Until next time,
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