Friday, December 6, 2013

Real Studio Tour - Non Traditional Tool

Today is the first day of Vicki Welsh's REAL Studio Tour.  Today we are asked to share a non-traditional quilting tool that we use - one that you wouldn't find at a quilt store.  This is a tool that I have permanently "borrowed" from my husband -  A Drywall Square.


It is made of aluminum and really lightweight so it is easy to handle. They aren't particularly expensive either (less than $20). Batting comes folded on the roll, so the 48" length is perfect to make sure I am cutting off a square piece. It would certainly be helpful with packaged batting as well.


The REAL Studio Tour 
Take some time to check out what everyone else is sharing at Field Trips in Fiber - the REAL Studio Tour.




I also wanted to share that the paper copies of our latest pattern have arrived and are available in the Highway 10 Designs Etsy Shop, or directly from Kathy or myself.



11 comments:

  1. Great tool and a very nice quilt pattern. I wonder how it would look with a gradient as the wide stripe?

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  2. Another great tool I will have to check out - I hate cutting batting when my ruler is only 24" long.

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  3. Great idea! I "borrow" my hubby's tools on a regular basis, but he doesn't have one of these.

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  4. You are so right about this tool. I have the one that came with the drafting table and it is awesome.

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  5. Dauphin! :) My hubby has something like that in his shop and I remember thinking, hmmm. Now it is HMMMM! I'm sure I'd use it more than him. lol Great tip!

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  6. I used to be able to 'borrow' one from my DH, but when we moved to apartment living it had to go by the wayside. I don't cut large pieces of batting or I'd be getting another one!

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  7. Love this tool idea...need it!

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  8. I frequently "borrow" the 36" metal ruler from my art studio for added length...but I can see I need one of those squares!

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  9. I also use hubby's for trimming the batting and backing after the quilting is done. He helps out by holding one end while I rotary cut. We do this on the floor and just slide the mat along the edge of the quilt as we go.

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  10. I do this too! It's the only way to cut it straight!

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  11. Great idea! Looks like I need to visit the drywall supplies.

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