Crafty Products We Love to Use

Leaves Galore Rulers by Sue Pelland

We use these rulers to create embellishments for our art quilts. But we also use them to create gentle curves, quickly and easily, on our quilt borders.

The rulers come in three sizes, petite, standard and grande. Believe me once you start using these rulers for your embellishments you will wonder how you did without them.

We will be doing a full review for these rulers in the near future.



Creative Grids Equilateral Triangle Ruler

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!!

Brother ScanNCut

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.

Brother Scan n Cut


Janome Memory Craft 7700QCP Quilting Machine

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


Oliso Pro Smart Iron with iTouch Technology TG1600

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.

  • You can read ourrReview of the Oliso Pro Smart Iron here.
  • You can read reviews on Amazon here.

Oliso Iron

Quilters Slidelock

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.  The slidelock comes in two sizes – 24″ and 14″ . We decided to get both sizes, the small one is ideal when for cutting small quilt blocks.

Indian Meadow Quilt Block Large HST

Creative Grids Quilting Ruler – 8.5″ x 24.5″

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.




June Tailor Shape Cut Pro Ruler

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,

June Taylor Shape Cut Pro

Terial Magic Fabric Spray 

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.


Fiskars Craft Paper Trimmer

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.


Olfa Rotary Cutter

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.

Alfa Rotary Cutter


SINGER Confidence Quilting Machine

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.

Singer Confidence Quilter Sewing Machine


Fiskars Rotary Cutter

Mary Ellen’s Best Press Refills

Fiskars Acrylic Ruler

Janome 350E Memory Craft Embroidery Machine