Sunday Stash #14: No New Fabric

No new fabric this week as I continue to wash, iron, fold and organize my stash. It feels so good to almost have it completely under control.

I do have a few fun new tools. First, a giant ruler for squaring up my 12-inch blocks for my most recent project.

Behold, the 16.5" square ruler!

I decided on 16.5" (there are a lot of giant ruler options!) because the giant wonky star quilt used 16" finished blocks and if I were to do a single block quilt, I like a 60" square lap quilt, so four 16" sections would work for that, too. It's made by Creative Grids. Right now I can't really imagine needing a bigger square. Wonder when that will change. :-)

In trimming my scraps, I've been frustrated with having to move all the pieces many times to trim them down to my desired sizes (more on that soon) so I decided to get myself a rotating cutting mat. I went with the 7" Fiskars to decide how I like it. Most of my scrap trimming can be done on that size, I think. I also got a 6.5" square Creative Grids ruler, because I hate my current 6.5" square. I have to say, this new setup kinda makes me want to make a bunch of half square triangles that I need to square up... and I don't really even enjoy making half square triangles.

In non-quilting news, these are the colors for my daughter's room. The ceiling was painted white on Friday. Wall paint starts tomorrow.

I'm linking up to Sunday Stash with Molli Sparkles.

4 thoughts on “Sunday Stash #14: No New Fabric

  1. I recently go that same ruler and the rotating mat (in a larger size). So far I like it better than the previous brand. Good luck with the painting, the colors are pretty

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    1. sarah

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      SO exhausted from painted... and neglectful in not replying sooner since I've been painting for two days. I look forward to getting to use my new mat! Glad to hear you like it!

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  2. I just used my 20.5 inch square ruler yesterday to cut out Minky pillowcases. With a friend. Giant rulers are awesome. And I use my 13 inch rotating mat like yours all the time. You made some great choices.

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