The REAL Studio Tour is here!
Today we start with a link up a post about your favorite non-traditional tool. This isn't about your favorite pair of scissors. Instead it's about a tool that isn't found at the quilt or art shop. It's the thing that you "borrowed" from the tool bench in the garage or recycled from the kitchen.
Here's mine and it's really simple.
I have several types of seam gauges but my favorite for seams that are other than 1/4" is a simple stack of sticky notes. I place a piece of long tape across the top of the stack to make sure it doesn't move.
I use this most often when I'm sewing on bindings. Depending on the thickness of the batting, the seam width can vary a lot from quilt to quilt. I use the sticky side to temporarily stick the notes to the machine while I work out what the seam allowance should be. Once I have it set I tape it down. When I'm done I remove the top sheet with the tape and my seam gauge is ready for the next quilt.
Now, tell us about your favorite non-traditional sewing tool. Link up your blog post or photo below. The link box will be open through Thursday. I'll pick a winner next Friday when we all post about our favorite storage method.