So …. I might have gone on a bit of a bender at JoAnn’s yesterday …
It’s Hallie Larkin’s fault.
Hallie wrote an article on her blog, “At the Sign of the Golden Scissors,” about all the useful treasures to behold hidden away in the quilter’s tools aisle. On yesterday’s trip to JoAnn’s, I was fully in search of the chalk pencils and the clear ruler:
|This was a little expensive, but just look how much chalk is in there.|
|nice wide ruler for cutting nice wide bias with the rotary cutter|
I also found bias tape makers, a tool I’ve been searching for for AGES. I am so freakin’ tired of tending steam burns on my fingers from trying to fold and press my bias tapes at the same time. Anybody who’s suffered this will know exactly what I mean, and the value of these little tools.
|Can’t wait to use these!|
Other binge items – embroidery floss, for the valiant effort I intend to make at creating Tudor/Elizabethan thread-covered buttons. I also snatched up several packets of iDye, the best home dye I’ve used, since this is a recent addition to the local selection of fabric dyes, and normally I have to order it from Dharma.
|Thread, you’ll be a button soon…|
|iDye. Yes I do.|
What I didn’t find (and totally forgot about, so it was probably right there in front of me but I got distracted by the shiny bias tape makers) was the flexible ruler, but that is another item I’ve been searching for and hope to find soon. Hats and armscyes benefit from this tool.
I also nabbed my lavender satin-stuff fabric for the 1912 gown, but I will share that with you later. 🙂