Saturday, June 8, 2019


In my last post I showed you the top I pieced in the English Paper Pieced style.  EPP, as it is commonly known, is made easier with a few handy tools.

Sewline makes quite a few of them......... this is an item available from them - The Quilter's Starter Kit.  

Included in the Quilter's Starter Kit are:  : 5-1/2" Snippet scissors, Fabric Glue Pen, Duo Fine Fabric Marker & Eraser, Styla Fabric Marker with water erasable ink, Aqua Eraser, Stayer permanent marker, Sewline Fabric Pencil in white, and Fabric Eraser.

I used the glue pen (and a couple glue refills) glue basting every piece of this quilt.
Sewline Glue pen is fast and easy.  Once every paper shape was glue basted with fabric - then I could sew at my leisure to make all the blocks.  
The papers stay in place until you lift the fabric edge and peel it away from the paper.  All of these steps are easy to do on the road (summer trips!) or in front of the tv or watching a sporting event.  My kind of quilting!

The Sewline mechanical pencils are always in use here too.  They come with several colors of lead refills - and I have a mechanical pencil ready in every color. You never know what color will show up best on a particular fabric.  What do I use them for?  Mostly for hand piecing, but I mark quilting lines occasionally with them too. 
I often have a hand pieced project in the works here.  Many of the recent ones have been done using acrylic templates like this one.  I rotary cut the fabric needed - then mark my hand sewing lines with the pencil.  In this case - just the corner dots - and I hand sew dot - to - dot. 

While Moda Fabrics + Supplies asked me to write about these tools - I wouldn't do it if they weren't a tool I loved.  Here is a picture of my sewing notions ready to be used next to my stitching chair - there are quite a few Sewline tools in use.
Hope you have a hand work/travel project ready to go for this summer.




Yvonne said...

I love my sewline glue. I use it with my ' wash away applique' paper. It works great!

woolwoman said...

you make it sound so easy - I have only tried pinning the paper pieces to the fabric. I think maybe I went and bought one of those glue pens. I should give it a go. You are always so inspiring Mel

Unknown said...

The sewline glue is my go to glue for foundation paper piecing.

Donna Pielin said...

I just wanted to thank you both for the lovely fabric. I went to a new quilt shop here in Kansas on my birthday. I found your Indigo Crossing fabric. They only had one fabric of the series. I bought all 4 fat quarters that they had. I looked on line I was able to get two charm packs! I have been looking for 2 colored fabrics that is mirror opposites and you make them! I love to make half square triangles blocks, also I like making five and dime quilts. Having the quilt block showing mirror opposite in color and pattern give it a nice effect. I just wish I could get more of this line. The ones that are offered in Etsy and eBay are the ones I don’t need! Oh well! Again Thank You so much for your fabrics!

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