Thursday, January 17, 2013

New quilting tool for me!

IMG_1202

Last year some time, I won this hera marker and some fat quarter’s from Kathy's Quilts.  I have been putting off using, it partly because marking a quilt top is not one of my favorite things to do. I guess, I just didn’t see how pressing a crease into fabric would last very long, and all my work would be in vain.   It works by running it across the fabric on a hard surface like a table.  A lot of the background of my scrappy star quilt is a bias grid.  The hera marker is perfect for this application, since you can run it next to a long quilting ruler and mark away.  It works wonderfully.  My only regret is that I waited this long to try it, the marks are easily seen and lasts even after hooping and rehooping.  It is not a very expensive notion, and it will definitely pay for itself when you  consider  what blue water soluble pens cost. 

Now I need to pull out those fat quarters and turn them into a mini quilt, my wall still has a lot of space on it.

Technorati Tags:

3 comments:

  1. Great tool. I use the hera marker on straight line quilting. It is amazing that the thing works so well. I like that you don't have anything to wash out or erase later.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Thanks for that great tip - good to hear. Am always on the look out for methods that avoid pens. I have had the blue pen lines reappear on work weeks after they are finished and washed ...clearly doesn't wash out completely :(
    Every Stitch

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Me too! I also have never had a problem using cheap mechanical pencils, but they don't show well on dark fabrics. I really glad that the hera marker works so well, it will be my go to marker for straight lines.

      Delete