|this is one of the many aprons I made with my BERNINA Activa 210|
I got a little sewing time this morning and decided to pull out a new toy I have been dying to get my hands on and finally scored at Quilt Market last month. My good friends Jamie Mueller and Jill Rimes of Sunflower Quilts have designed the most genius little tool- specifically for the chain piecer- which is me! I (in true free motion quilting addict fashion) am usually so excited to get to the free motion quilting stage that I want to piece my quilt very quickly- like instant gratification. I can and have done some very complex blocks and feel confident in my skills, but I really enjoy the quilting so much I just find myself favoring time saving methods and simple quilts that allow my quilting to shine... enter the wonderful thread cutter! Such a great little tool- if you love to chain piece your blocks and find yourself with tons of long chains of fabric held together by thread this thing will be your best friend. I had fun piecing together some holiday fabrics for a set of holiday pillows I am planning to make for us. I took a picture so you could see it in action. My friends who designed this are a mother and daughter team and Jill (the mom) owned a quilt shop for years and Jamie (the daughter) grew up under sewing machines and amongst the bolts of fabric... they are the greatest gals and such a fun team- and this is a great little product that really does the job and saves lots of time- even better, they designed it so little fingers cannot cut themselves, it is a thread only cutter, no fingers were harmed in the making of my pillows! Stop by and check out their website for lots more info on the thread cutter.
In honor of my BERNINA blog post going live and me actually having copies of my book in hand I am going to give away a signed copy of my book Free Motion Quilting for Beginners (and those who think they can't) to a randomly picked commenter below. Tell me if you have ever tried free motion quilting before and what your experience has been in the comments and I will pick a winner on the last day of my blog hop which is Saturday November 21st. Thanks for stopping by!