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Nifty Quilting Gadgets: Foundation-Piecing Stencil

Make log cabin foundation piecing a tad faster by using a stencil to draw your foundation blocks! If you want to see it in action, ask Peta whose stencil is in this photo.

Stencil for log cabin foundation piecing

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Skye Quilter Cards Are Here!

Our new quilt cards have arrived from Strath Print (who not only did a great print job, but provide great customer service too). There are six different designs, with a detail from the quilt on the front and the whole quilt or a larger portion of it on the back along with the quiltmaker’s name.

We’ll be selling them in packs of six (one of each design, plus six envelopes) for £5.50 a pack or £10 for two packs. You’ll be able to buy them will be at our 2010 Quilt Exhibition next week, or email skyequilters@gmail.com.

Skye Quilters' Quilt Cards

Our new quilt cards have arrived!

Skye Quilters' Quilt Cards

The fronts of our new quilt cards.

Skye Quilters' Quilt Cards

The back of our new quilt cards.

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Bobbin Tidier

Keep your sewing machine bobbins tidy (and wound up) with this flexible ‘rubber’ bobbin holder.

Never again shall a bobbin unwind in a drawer...

Yes, we did try the “hold it upside down” test, and they didn’t fall out.  No, we didn’t try shaking it to test its limits. Feel free to volunteer with your own bobbins… Until all these are empty, we won’t be trying it.

If you want to buy one, what you’re looking for a “BobbinSaver”.

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Evidence a Needle Threader Does Work!

The four steps to using a desk needle threader successfully. (In theory, anyway.)

The four steps to using a desk needle threader successfully. (In theory, anyway.)

Some quilters find it’s a really nifty gadget, others use less polite words to describe it. If you can get it working for you, it certainly does make threading a needle simple, even in poor light.

If you want to buy one, what you’re looking for a “Desk Needle Threader”.

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