Category Archives: Tools

Clover Mini Iron

Featured Tool: Mini Iron by Clover, Item # 81912 What is the Mini Iron typically used for? It’s handy for applique and crafting; I use it for freezer paper appliqué and pressing small pieces. What was your first impression? I feared it wouldn’t work. It’s just so small I didn’t think it would get hot enough. What was your experience ...

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Wonder Clips

Featured Tool: Wonder Clips by Clover What are these typically used for? These tools can be used in place of pins to hold several layers of fabric together. What was your first impression of Wonder Clips? I was skeptical at first about how useful they’d actually be. What was your experience with them like? The first time I used them was for binding. They ...

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Dritz Soft Comfort Thimbles

Featured Tool: Soft Comfort Thimbles by Dritz, Item #82343 What are these typically used for? These tools protect your fingers as you do handwork. What was your first impression of the soft thimble? They looked comfortable, and I was intrigued by the air holes. What was your experience with them like? You simply fit a thimble onto the finger you most ...

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Dritz Needle Storage Tubes

Featured Tool: Needle Storage Tubes by Dritz, Item #82338 What is this typically used for? This tool is used to store and dispense all of your needles. What was your first impression of the needle storage tubes? How cool! It looks helpful in keeping me organized, and definitely clever! What was your experience with them like? I currently have my needles in ...

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Clover Hot Ruler

Featured Tool: Hot Ruler by Clover, Item #82301 What is this typically used for? This tool is used to accurately press hems for anything! You can use it for anything that has a straight edge and is turned up–just press and sew. What was your first impression of the hot ruler? I used to use something like this ...

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Clover Patchwork Pins

Featured Tool: Patchwork Pins by Clover, Item #82201 What are they typically used for? These are used for pinning fabrics before sewing–pins keep fabric in place. I use the .4mm regularly for pinning cotton fabric before piecing and sewing. The .5mm needles work better for multiple or thicker layers ...

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Chevron Techniques

Chevrons seem to be everywhere in quilting, home décor, and clothing. They have a modern, graphic appeal with a sense of movement and vibrancy. Since my work revolves around quilting patterns and designing, I have come across several ways to construct chevrons. While there is often more than one way to do a design or technique in quilting, it is a bit unusual to find so many methods to accomplish the same design element. Please keep in mind, I am ...

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