Tuesday, March 26, 2013

My Favorite Things: Marking Tools

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:

Crooked Cabins

NY Beauty Mini

Thangles Mini

Trimmed Lattice
I'm throwing in a Hera Marker for our Friday giveaway as well!

19 comments:

  1. I love the washi tape for marking lines on my sewing machine. I LOVE your quilts, particularly the lattice. It speaks to me this morning.

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  2. I love the look of your quilts. So interesting.

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  3. I'd heard about Washi Tape...but, your post brought a whole new (BRIGHT) light to it's use! thanks for sharing!

    PS - AWEsome quilts too!!

    hugZ,
    annie

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  4. Your quilts are beautfiul! Why have I never thought to use washi tape on my machine??? It sure beats using plain old painters tape. :D

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  5. Great idea Kati! I would love to try the Hera marker as i also hate to mark anything on my quilts. Sunny wishes! x Teje

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  6. I'm always struggling to find an acceptable way to mark quilt tops. Haven't tried a Hera marker yet but perhaps I will.

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  7. I *really* need to get myself a Hera marker! Can't wait for the giveaway!

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  8. Thank you for showing the Hera Marker. It would be perfect for what I'm doing these days. I know I have one - somewhere - just wish I could find it.

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  9. I love the tools that you use! Your ideas are great!

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  10. Looking forward to the giveaway, love to get my hands on some of that washi tape. I also love the Hera Marker it is great.

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  11. I haven't seen this tape before, and I'm in love. :D I would love to have a roll of that.

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  12. I think someday I'll try a Hera Marker, too. I read a lot about it.

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  13. I LOVE my Hera marker. I use it OFTEN !!!! So much better than marking up a quilt! Too funny, I recently shared the Hera Marker on my blog as well.

    Never saw the washi tape in "designs'. Like it!!

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  14. I have used the Hera marker for a long time the Washi Tape is new to me. Thank you for sharing.

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  15. I've loved catching up on all your favourites, even if I do now have Julie Andrews stuck in my head...

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  16. It's fun to see all of your favorite things! I've never used washi tape. I hope that I can find some in Italy. :)

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  17. I've only seen posts about washi tape, but I sounds (and looks) very cool!

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  18. This is SUCH a wealth of information! I feel like I am reading trade secrets! LOVE it!

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