Today I am 39 1/2. We're big into fractions at my house. My daughter is currently 4 5/6 and my son is 6 2/3. At what age will they just be a whole number all year!?
Recently, I won a spectacular giveaway from Jamie and Jill of Sunflower Quilts. I had been eyeing their Thread Cutter as I love to chain piece and I think it would be a great tool for the kids to use. (My son is already a fan of chain piecing.) You can see a little video of how it works on Sunflower Quilts. It's super easy to use. My only tip is to make sure to take a couple stitches between each piece to give enough space to easily cut without pulling out any stitches at the edge of your piecing. I've been using it on my current projects, but my kids haven't been in the sewing room lately, so they have not tried it out yet. I'm loving it!
Now, the real reason that I'm telling you all about my prize is that Jaime and Jill were so generous to include a second Thread Cutter for me to give away! So, in celebration of my half birthday, I'd like to give one of you a prize! Please comment below and tell me your favorite sewing tool(s). Followers get a bonus entry. Make a second comment and tell me how you follow me (IG, newsletter, Bloglovin', etc.). I'll ship worldwide. Giveaway ends Monday, April 10th, 10pm PST. Good luck and happy sewing! EDIT: The giveaway has ended. Congratulations to Sarah@123quilt! (Winner chosen by random number generator at random.org)
Happy half birthday! My favorite tool right now is the add a quarter inch ruler. I am working on the block if the month from The Quilt Show which is a paper piecing project, and I am using it to trim the papers. I would love to win the thread cutter. Thank you.
I cannot live without my seam ripper! Since I use it so much, it must be my favorite 😆
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Happy 1/2 Birthday! I could really use a cutter, I do a lot of chain piecing.
This would be a great addition to the sewing room. Much better than the seam ripper currently being used for this task. Happy Half Birthday!
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A tiny hook crochet hook is my favorite. It can do so many things. Help tie a knot; get lint out of iron holes; help push small fabric through the sewing machine, etc.
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I love my rotary cutter and mat. They are so much quicker and accurate than scissors.
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Happy 1/2 birthday, one of my favorite quilting tools is the bloc loc rulers, I used to hate making half square triangles but now not so much.
My favorite tool is a small pair of thread snips I use them all the time. But this tool might replace them.
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The quarter inch foot with an edge is a great tool, especially when I'm a bit tired and want to keep quilting.
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Happy Half Birthday! Lol. This is such a fun giveaway. When I sit down to sew I HAVE to have my snips with me. I'd feel lost without them. Thanks for the chance to win!
Congratulations, Sarah! Your name was chosen at random as the winner of the giveaway! I will email you to get shipping info. :-)
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My can't-live-without-tool is my Olfa quick-change rotary cutter. My first rotary cutter had a washer in its assembly. Oh no, I ditched that cutter as soon as I found the quick-change ones!
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My all around favorite quilting tool is blue painter's tape...so many quilting uses!!
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Happy Half Birthday! What a great tool. I just watched the video. It's so hard to choose just one tool...I think my tweezers. I use them to pick up loose threads in seams that I can't grab, or pull my thread through the needle if I can't grab it, and use it as a stiletto.
The sewing machine, the ultimate power tool, is my favorite quilting tool. LOL But I could not live without a seam ripper. Thanks for the chance to win!
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My favorite tool right now is the bloc loc rulers. I was avoiding half square triangles but these rulers really help so much.
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Happy 1/2 Birthday!
I'm currently loving my bloc loc 1/2 square triangle ruler which is a good thing because it cost an arm and a leg.
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I can't live without my creative grids rulers!
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Ooooh, I've been wanting one of those! I have a lot of favorite tools, including Wonderclips, great scissors, and a small ruler to check seam allowance as I sew. I could go on, but I won't... Happy Half-Birthday!
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Favorite tool would be my iron. I enjoy ironing as I go along.
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