Wednesday, January 22, 2014

A Must Have Tool

Tools are a part of quilting.  Good tools, useful tools.  My current favorite tool is my Hera Marker.  If you don't have one, I highly suggest adding it to your must have arsenal!  

Hera Marker
It doesn't look like much.  Very unassuming.  But it packs a punch!  This little hunk of plastic makes my life easier.  (well, my quilting life)  I sometimes freak out if I have to use pens, chalk or even tape to make a line.  What if the ink from a pen doesn't come out?  And tape, well it either starts coming off or I sew over it and it's a pain to pick out of the stitching.  

This has been my new go to method for making my lines.  The Hera Marker makes creases on the fabric that you can use for sewing guides.     



A ruler, fabric and the Hera Marker.  Friends.  Peas in a Pod!  Tool of the trade!  

Have you got a favorite tool you cannot live without?  Please share!  I love learning about new tools!


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  1. Thanks for sharing Jayne. I have been toying with getting one of these and now I am sold.

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  2. That is one tool I have not seen in a shop anywhere around here. But I would like to get one. I know what you mean about marking fabric. It makes me nervous too! The one tool I can't do without are my pointy tweezers. Makes up for my fat fingers! Ha, ha!

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    1. They are readily available on line...everywhere!

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  3. I am going to get one of those soon.

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    1. It is such a helpful tool! I hope you do get one!

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  4. Love my Hera (though I don't really do much straight line quilting) as I can't bear the idea of using pens.

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    1. Its a good investment for little money too!

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  5. I have never heard of this one-sounds really nice I am going to check online-or I wonder if joanns carries it
    I am visiting from lets bee social nice to meet you
    Kathy

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  6. Had mine for years and use it all the time, wouldn't want to be without it :D

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    1. I am so glad I stumbled on this tool when did!

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