I spent the night babysitting and decided to work on the Baby Quilt. In addition to making great progress on the quilt, I now have two favorite tools to share.
To help my poor little fingers, I invested in a leather thimble. I have freakishly small fingers, so most thimbles slide right off. I finally found The Clover Natural Fit Leather Thimble in a small and I am a happy girl with happy fingers. The thimble fits snugly on my finger and doesn’t inhibit my sewing.
I normally only take the 1930’s Hexagon Quilt with me when I can’t be at home, but since time is of the essence I knew that I had to take the Baby Quilt. Pressing seams is vital, and I couldn’t take an iron with me, so I took my second favorite new tool with me- a seam presser. I got it in the Klutz Quilting Book that I bought a month ago and that tool alone is worth the cost of the book. It is simply a piece of plastic that you run over the seam to get it to lay flat. I was totally skeptical but it totally works.
And speaking of the Klutz Quilting Book- I am going to be starting my “On the Bookshelf” section soon with reviews of the quilting and pattern books that I have stacking up in my house.