Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Queen of Gadgets hop


Boy, do we all use lots of gadgets! We must all be Queens of Gadgets (speaking for myself and my quilting friends, of course.)! Thanks, Carol of Just Let Me Quilt for hosting this hop!

The first gadget I want to feature is Crafter's Edge Crossover II cutting machine.

For the finished project I am showing, I used the die sets below.

And below is my project for September as part of the Crafter's Edge Design Team. 
It also works perfectly for this hop since I used many gadgets. :)
I call it Birds and Bows.

The rainbow die comes as a solid die so you have to cut all six arches out of each color. That means lots of extra "bows." Thanks to an idea from Julia of Inflorescence (you'll see hers in October, I believe), I decided to use extra parts on the corners of my wall hanging. I think those squiggles look pretty good, if I do say so myself.

I have many more necessary gadgets:
I love my machines:
my Janome 9400

and my Juki QVP sit down quilting machine and rulers
(I got the butterfly decals in Menard's wall paper section--love them!)

A necessary, but unloved gadget--my seam ripper... I used it countless times on this Riley Blake pillow cover kit. Guess I was too busy listening to others at our sew day last week instead of paying close attention to what I should have been doing! LOL!

I LOVE my Quilter's Select rulers and rotary cutter! 

When I am hand stitching (I like to have a wool project going), I use DMC embroidery floss most of the time, and I love the Clover Macaron that now holds my needles and pins. I also like having my scissors attached to my old ID holder (from when I was still teaching). It has a retractable cord--very handy.

Well, I could come up with more gadgets, but I'm sure you all use many of the same that I do.
Happy hopping!

Be sure to enjoy the rest of the hoppers!

September 19