Do you remember my run-in with Mary at MQX in Providence, and how she gifted us with her wonderful stilettos, and then gifted us ALL with the tutorial to make them?!
The woman is a wealth of inspiration and knowledge.
Yesterday when I was bemoaning the exorbitant cost of that package of 5 strips of purple stuff “for marking seam allowance” ---she emailed me right away to tell me what she uses!
Scotch Reusable Mounting Strips. Yep! She uses these to stick to her machine bed to mark her 1/4" for patchwork!
I didn't know how to send the picture by facebook or the comment section, so here it is.
I use these reusable mounting strips for my seam guides. They leave no residue. I can move them when I need to. They don't mush in like the foam mounting strips, or leave that awful residue.
And I can cut one in half lengthwise and double stack them. Just make sure you get the strips, not the tabs.
How's the stiletto?
Enjoy you time home.
I can get these at Staples for $3.49 for a pack.
Someone tell me WHY things triple in price as soon as you market it for quilters? Do we look THAT DUMB!? Like a bunch of chickens that will buy anything at double to triple the price just because it is quilt related?
I just added these to my list the next time I go to town. Dunno if Walmart or Target or anywhere else has them, but if Staples does, I’m sure other office stores do to.
And while I’m there ---I’m apt to find myself in the storage bin aisle ---my other favorite place in the world.
Thanks for the hint, Mary!