Washi Tape:Washi tape is one of my favorite things, but not for the same reason as some people. I love it for marking my machine, particularly for hexagons. I also used it to mark the 1/2 seam line when making my messenger bags recently. I love that it's not super sticky. It won't leave a residue on your machine. Fabric will slide right over top when sewing. It comes in bright colors, and is easy to see. Plus, it's just pretty.
|How to sew hexagons without marking.|
I'll be throwing in several rolls of washi tape on Friday for the giveaways!
Clover Hera Marker:
I love this little tool. I can't even remember how many projects I've used it on. Rather than mark a quilt with a fabric pen or marker, this handy little guy just leaves a crease in the fabric. I admit that marking my fabric (particularly the tops of quilts) with anything, even fabric approved, gives me heartburn. I just worry that it might not wash out. I mostly use this tool to mark quilting lines when straight-line quilting, but it's perfect for marking seam lines as well.
Here are a few quilts I've used it on:
|NY Beauty Mini|