part of being a quilter is also being a collector…. of material, gadgets and nifty measuring devices….most of these things i use, some i do not…….
at the top are the wooden squares that my father made…squares and triangles cut to size to use as quilting patterns….. from 6 inch down to 1 inch….he glued sandpaper on the back so they don’t slide around on the material…. I use them exclusively….unless i am ripping….
next is my super -de-duper PENTEL “graphgear 500” with .9mm (thick) lead.. mechanical pencil . It just feels awesome to hold…. and above that a little ruler which i hardly ever use….
over on the bottom left are some antique needles from the U.S. (1960) and from Japan…my leather clover thimble (works great but too sweaty except for winter) …. a wooden needle box …and a wooden thingy maybe for darning socks.. (never have used it….)
on the bottom right is a bone or ivory line marker….. from Japan and scissors that my children are forbidden to touch unless it is for sewing purposes….. They are both J.A. Henckels and i can’t leave them out or my husband will use them to open his mail .
All of these are displayed on my sand paper board…. i lay out material on this to trace my quilt block patterns… i can use it on my lap while i sit on the couch or on the table…
what are your favorite quilting tools?????????