Recent Posts by Hayley

    Kwik Klip

    Featured Tool: Kwik Klip by Paula Jean Creations, Item #82219 What is this tool typically used for? This tool is for anyone about to use safety pins to baste their backing, batting, and quilt top together. Upon first glance, what were your initial thoughts? At first glance it looks like a giant seam ripper. How did you use it? I took my safety ...

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    Black Gold Needles

    Featured Tool: Black Gold Needles – Appliqué Sharps by Clover What is this tool typically used for? General hand sewing. How do you use them? I use the Black Gold Needles for binding and when I am doing hand sewing. They’re great! What do you like best about the Black Gold Needles? I really like these needles for hand sewing and especially for binding. They are thin and glide through the ...

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    Chaco Liners

    Featured Tool: Chaco Liners by Clover What is this tool typically used for? This tool helps trace lines perfectly to mark fabric prior to sewing or quilting. What were your initial thoughts? Well, I’ve known and used these for years now, but at first glance I thought they were just short and fat markers. How did you use it? First, I aligned my ruler onto my finished quilt top. I then ...

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    Hang It Dang It

    Featured Tool: Hang It Dang It by Innovative Solutions, Item #82328, 82131 Connecting Threads Reviewer: Ann What is this tool typically used for? Hanging quilts of various sizes on walls. The larger one can hang quilts between 35″ and 68″ and the smaller 21″ to 40″. How did you use it? I hung a 41″ square quilt in our bedroom with the larger Hang It Dang It. How did ...

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    Embroidery Hoop

    Featured Tool: Embroidery Hoop by Clover, Item #82034, 82035  What is this tool typically used for? Keeping your fabric taut while you embroider. There is both a small (4-3/4″) and large (7″) size. Upon first glance, what were your initial thoughts? It has a very sturdy appearance; it’s made of thick plastic with a bulky, metal screw. How did you use it? I loosened the metal screw to separate the ...

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    Wonder Under

    Featured Tool: Wonder Under by Pellon Consumer Products, Item #21206  What is this tool typically used for? Wonder Under is ideal for applique–it allows fabric to maintain its soft feel after fusing. It is also machine stitchable, fuses easily in seconds, and bonds to fabric or any porous surface. How did you use it? Since it is so light weight, it is really easy to trace your applique shapes. You need ...

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    Hold It Precision Stiletto

    Featured Tool: Hold It Precision Stiletto by Clover, Item #82173  What is this tool typically used for? No more hot fingers! This is the perfect tool for pressing and sewing! Use the curved end to hold fabrics while you sew, and the rubber grip end when you are pressing. It’s also a great tool to use with a hot glue gun. What ...

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    YoYo Makers

    Featured Tool: YoYo Makers by Clover, Item # 81857, 81858, 81837, 81838 What is this tool typically used for? The YoYo Makers are for making cute, sewn (cinched) fabric embellishments. What was your first impression of Clover’s YoYo Makers? They look like Mickey-Mouse ears! How did you use it? You cut fabric to fit 1/4″ around the plastic yo-yo maker, place the fabric inside, ...

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    Double-Sided Multi-Craft Carrier

    Featured Tool: Double-Sided Multi-Craft Carrier by Creative Options, Item #82068 What is this typically used for? This is a carrier for quilting and craft supplies. What was your first impression of the Double-Sided Multi-Craft Carrier? What a great way to store our Essential Threads! How did you use it? Storing my assortment of Essential Threads spools. How long did it take ...

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    Mighty Travel Iron

    Featured Tool: Mighty Travel Iron by Dritz, Item # 82350 What is this tool typically used for? Ironing on the go or a small iron to keep next to your sewing station. What were your initial thoughts? That it is small, portable and probably great for travel. I like that it has a steam function and comes with a travel ...

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