Friday, January 23, 2015

The Thin Green Line

Much to my surprise, I continue to make great progress on quilting the border of Confetti and now have two sides finished. I'm finding this a little unbelievable, but in a good way. I have to give a lot of the credit to my trusty painter's tape. The pattern that I'm stitching is all straight lines so I'm marking it off with the tape - no marker or pencil line to worry about and no erasing/rinsing. Love it.

These are my trusty tools - my newer glasses to help see the cream thread against the cream print, thread, scissors, and the wooden handle that I bought at FibreFest this past fall.

There's a slot in one end that just slides over the wing nut to help you tighten or loosen the quilting hoop. It's ideal - no more fiddling with the little nut and getting residue from the screw on your fingers, and it's kind to your fingers in a way that the metal isn't. I think it may be the best five bucks I've spent in a long time.....M


Michele T said...

Looks great!! I switched to using masking tape for straight line quilting because it sticks better than the green painters tape.

Phyllis in Minnesota said...

I also use tape while quilting and have drawn lines with a magic marker on my fingernails and used them to match up width when the lines are close together. If you go out in public with those strange lines, you get a lot of strange looks.

audrey said...

I need to remember the painters tape method. I always forget with hand quilting!

Ronda said...

I am interested in your tool. Do you know where I could purchase one? Thanks