We chose this because we recently created a tutorial on how to cut and sew 60º triangles for quilting. In that tutorial, we actually used the Sew Easy triangle ruler but we realise that being an Australian brand, it may not be that easy to find in other countries. So we scouted around to find an alternative and came up with the Creative Grids brand which has excellent reviews on Amazon – almost all 5 stars!!
We love our Brother ScanNCut and use ours on a regular basis for our journalling and appliqué projects. We have both the older model and the newer one with the wifi. One of the main reasons we bought the latest version was because we wanted to be able to scan using the 12″ x24′ mat.
When we went looking for a good home quilting machine, the Janome Memory Craft 7700QCP had very excellent reviews. I have to say we are very happy with it’s performance
Have to say we love this iron. We no longer have to worry about leaving the iron turned on, it just pops up on its pop our feet and the sole plate doesn’t touch the ironing board. We often have to move the position of the iron when we are filming, but that’s no problem because of the 12 foot cord. Love it, love it, love it.
We would be lost, I’m sure, without our Quilters Slidelock. It’s so easy to use but its awesome in that it gives you a firm, lock-like grip on the fabric. There is no slippage, so no dodgy cuts of fabric and it also protects my fingers because they are well away from the cutting area. We decided to get both sizes, the small one is ideal when we are cutting small quilt blocks.
This ruler is one of our most used quilting tools. The ruler measures 24 ½” x 8 ½” so it’s nice and big and great for cutting fabric and squaring up quilts.
The June Tailor Shape Cut Pro Ruler is a must if you cut lots of 2½” strips. It’s accurate for a start, some of our strips used to be a bit dodgy but no more. It’s also great for cutting 5″ and 10″ squares. We tend to spend some time cutting our a bundle so they are on hand when we need them. Love the Shape Cut Pro so much that we bought the smaller version as well,
I use Terial Magic when I do photo transfer onto material. But you can use it for all sorts of projects as it gives the fabric a firmness that is ideal for holding shapes and folds.
This is our go to trimmer when we are scrapbooking, card making or journalling. It makes trimming a variety of crafting materials so quick and easy. It makes a nice neat edge and we use it when trimming paper or card stock to use in our Brother ScanNCut or Sizzix machines.
Like a lot of quilters we have a variety of rotary cutters. I personally like the 60mm but the 45mm works equally as well, its just a matter of personal preference. They cut through layers of fabric quickly and easily.
We were doing a number of quilting classes and decided to purchase a lighter machine to take with us. I find it to be a reasonably good machine although it doesn’t like bulk, so make sure your seams are nesting perfectly. The bobbin winder is great and the machine does come with a lot of extras.