I do have favorite things and thought I would share some of them in honor of National Sewing Month! So here are a few of the notions I use in the Loft and love…
|Dritz Loop Turner|
It seems that I am always and forever threading elastic or a drawstring through something! look what I found this summer, from Dritz!
The other is their white marking pen. It disappears under the iron. I use it with glee knowing it’s going away when I want it to – but not before. This pen is fantastic for drawing long quilting lines and darts and notch marks.
Speaking of markers, my other standby is a purple disappearing felt tip… the ink goes away eventually by itself. And if it doesn’t, a whisk with a damp cloth takes care of it. Love this pen.
|Collins Quilters Silver Pencil – JoAnns|
Are you an eyelet lover? Sometimes I am and I want the right tool! Crocodilio! All you scrapbookers are laughing! My daughter is an incredibly talented scrapper and put me onto these…
While on the subject of tools, I have another strange one that I can recommend highly – a meat tenderizer! I use it to set large snaps or grommets! One or two good whacks… It’s in my sewing drawer, not in the kitchen! I use the flat surface, and the short handle is perfect leverage.
Well, of course I use cutters and rulers and mats and all sorts of other things. But these are my favorite not-so-usual finds. Hope you enjoyed!