Here’s week one in Vicki Welsh’s REAL Studio Tour.
This week, we’re all going to talk about a non-traditional tool, something that you wouldn’t find in the notions section of a sewing store! I’m afraid my favorite non-traditional tool isn’t very odd, but it sure is useful!!!
Over the weekend, I was a quilting a pillow. I was just about done when I happened to turn it over:
Yep, there’s a lott loops there!
Sigh…time for scissors and a seam ripper!
However, dealing with all the little bits of thread reminded me of an untraditional tool I use a lot…TAPE! Scotch or masking, i use it to quickly pull up all those little bits of thread you get when snipping and ripping issues like these!
I just run a piece of tape along the line where I’d just snipped, rub across the line and lift all the thread away!
Much better! Although there were a couple of places where the thread kind of gobbed up, since this is a pillow back, I really didn’t care! This whole detour took me about half and hour, and then I went on to finish a new pillow for my couch!
Now head on over to Vicki Welsh’s REAL Studio Tour to see what other non-traditional tools folks are using in their studios!