How often do you see some gadget or tool that promises to make your quilting life a little easier, faster or more accurate? Something that will improve a skill that you haven't quite mastered, but promises to help and make a difference.
I don't often buy tools. I use what I have and make the best of them. On occasion I'll bite the bullet and buy. I didn't buy fabric this week, but I did buy this array of supplies! I'm trying to take my limited free motion skills to another level. Basically, I want to go from Pre-School to Kindergarten.
According to Leah Day, these are the things that will help me with that. I don't have much to lose and if they help I'm all for that.
It says it will improve my FMQ. The Teflon cuts down on friction and makes your quilt glide. I haven't tried it, but I'm game!
Magic Bobbin Genies.
The little Teflon donuts fit under your bobbin to reduce birds nests. I get that with my machine. They were pretty inexpensive, and they seem to have made a difference. My bobbin doesn't seem to wobble and clunk around as much.
Quilting gloves are a must! I already had a pair of glove, but they didn't seem to grip as well as I would like. I know these are highly rated...all the big girls wear them...so now I shall too!
Lastly, Clover Self Threading Needles.
What a find this was! I've heard of these before and wish I had bought them sooner. Thread burying can be a pain in the butt sometimes. Occasionally have a hard time threading needles. Those little eyes are so hard to hit, plus when it's attached to a quilt...well, it's harder to adjust to see the needle eye.
These I have used, they work and they are amazing! The top of the needle has a groove that the thread snaps in to and that's it. Bury your thread and move on!
Tell me, are you one who buys gadgets or tools to make things easier or better? What was your best find?
Does anyone use the Magic Slider? If you have any tips, please share!!