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Starting on a Mini Dresden Rainbow Project   General Discussion

Started Sep-14 by judyinohio; 815 views.
judyinohio

From: judyinohio

Sep-14

Any competent quilter, eh?

I do believe that's a challenge.

judyinohio

From: judyinohio

Sep-14

If there's anything I like it is encouragement from a friend ....

In reply toRe: msg 7
judyinohio

From: judyinohio

Sep-14

Here's proof of enough tracing and trimming for one day. My right thumb is tingling, a reminder of why I do not do English paper piecing.

However, the jumble of trimmings does show that Berry Birdy packs a delightful assortment of ditsy prints in her kits.

A glance at the clock tells me it is time to work on dinner.

MelRN

From: MelRN

Sep-16

Looking good! Take a break :D 

Suze (casuzenn)

From: Suze (casuzenn)

Sep-16

do you have a point turner tool? one of my friends bought one of these at Road a couple of years ago...it makes really pointy points...

https://www.qualitysewing.com/oesd-expert-point-press-tool.html  - I have not ordered from this shop...you probably can find this tool at whatever shop you usually buy from

judyinohio

From: judyinohio

Sep-16

Oh, my, that is a divine looking tool!  Do not have one of those.

I generally use the eye end of a crewel needle that has the pointy end in a rubber thingamabob.

viola (sissly4)

From: viola (sissly4)

Sep-17

Suz my turning point is a wooded one not metel.I use it when I am making dresses and purses

MelRN

From: MelRN

Sep-17

That's cool! I use a knitting needle picked up from the table at retreat one year :D 

I have one of those, but I don't really use it for turning points.  Mine is wooden in the middle, with the 2 different sizes of "balls" on the end.  I believe it is a stylus for EMBOSSING paper using metal stencils, but it would make a good point-turner for very small points.  I usually just use the pointed end of my bone folder, as there is less chance of it poking through the seam.  I guess it could be used as a stiletto to guide fabric through the machine, but it wouldn't really "get a grip" on the fabric like tweezers or another sharp object.  Hmmm.  But like quilting rulers and templates, it's good to have things that can be used for more than one purpose.    

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