Karen is our Website Coordinator. Among other things, she puts up all the new items on our website. That means she gets to see them first, too! That’s a really fun part of the job. But the tool she chose as her favorite isn’t a new one. It’s an old standard.
“My favorite tool is the Creative Grids 6 ½” x 24 ½” ruler. I have learned that one of the most important things in making a quilt is the correct size of your fabric pieces, and this non-slip ruler makes it easier to get it right.”
She was really excited when I first demonstrated this to the staff! “The Quilter’s Slidelock 24″ ‘Lighted’ Edge is my favorite tool of all time. Despite my limited arm strength, this ruler holds my fabric securely while cutting. For years, I always ,veered off, at the end of a long cut (like a golf ball heading into the woods). That’s history now. Plus, the ‘lighted’ edge helps me position the ruler accurately. It’s so much easier now to piece a beautiful block – no more nudging and re-dos.”
If you’d like to read how I (Erica) cut with two rulers, you can download it by clicking here.
You can see what’s new at Erica’s almost every day! Any page of our website has a column on the left that tells you where to find things, and all you have to do is look for “What’s New” in purple, and click to find out.