December 23, 2009

Last minute Wish list /stocking stuffer goodies

Posted in Techniques and Materials tagged , , , , , , , , at 1:49 am by satinmoon

I’m rushing about finishing up for Christmas and helping customers in the store with their lists . Here are some of my favourites !

The Zip Bind System

Shania discovered this while on a trip to the states. She was very impressed by the demonstrations she saw and bought one for herself. Since she was so thrilled and since Gordon hates to hand sew binding- I got one for him for Christmas too.SHHHHHHH

The Zip Bind System is a hand binding system that consists of several tools:3 sizes of Zip Guns and Zip Clips, 3 sizes of Minute Miters, and a Zip Bind Tool. Together, these tools will actually make your binding experience easy and fun. More importantly, your bindings and mitered corners will turn out perfect and consistent every time!

We also have the Stitch in the Ditch feet.

Martelli Stitch-n-Ditch Binder Foot

This special binding attachment  holds your binding straight and even as you give it that finished “stitch in the ditch” look on your sewing machine. Allows binding widths from 1/4″ to 1″ and comes with six adapters to fit most sewing machines

Simplicity Bias makers

At Spring Quilt Market I saw the new Simplicity Bias makers and just received a customer endorsement .

The Bias Tape Maker makes 1-inch-wide bias tape from any fabric. Simply cut a 2-inch-wide bias strip, wind it onto the machine and thread it through the tip. The machine has an iron with adjustable heat settings to accommodate a number of fiber types, and now has available two more tips in  various bias widths.

video ( you Tube)

Petite Press

Super for class and travel are these handy irons

Petite Press
Portable mini iron for crafting, sewing, quilting when at home or when traveling. UL approved iron with digital control pad. Heats and hold temperature in seconds. 4 iron head positions. Integrated cord for power supply. Ergonomic handle for comfort.

DayLightTM Compactlamp

So useful in in our classroom and home

DayLightTM Compactlamp
Compact daylight simulation lamp with handle. Bright 13 watt low energy day light tube provides perfect color matching and reduces glare and eases eye strain. Adjustable shade gives high quality daylight simulation wherever it is needed. Lightweight and compact, it folds neatly together making it conveniently portable. Designed for table top use or wall mounting. Ideal for all sewing and needlework activities, craftwork, reading, drawing and painted, manicure and professional salon use.

SCISSORS

Image - Scissors Ultimate Shears EX-200
These scissors are unique because they are made from an innovation technique that offers precision finish and highest quality blade of steel. This scissors offer the sharpest cut and superior durability. Suitable for cutting fabrics for quilting and sewing projects. Scissors size: 7 3/4

Stack ‘n Store Bobbin Tower

Image - Package Front Stack ‘n Store Bobbin Tower excellent for the traveling applique diva.

Keep your bobbins organized! This innovative tool neatly organizes up to 30 bobbins. It can hold any type of bobbin and secures threads — no more tangles! Conveniently see all your thread colors at a glance.

Always a great stocking stuffer Victorian Embroidery

Victorian Embroidery
Stainless steel, for needle art and sewing. Free leather sheath. 3 3/4″

Bendable Bright Light

Bendable Bright Light
Brilliant flexible pure white lighting for detailed projects and those hard to see places. Small, uses no counterspace, while easy to use. Eight foot power cord with inline rotary switch. Six removable adhesive clips to hold the wire out of the way. Perfect for dark fabrics and matching seams. The light snaps into a nonmagnetic bracket attaches to your machine with double sided 3M adhesive (additional mounting bracket kits available). Quality metal flexible arm and metal light housing. Great for power tools, workshops and craft areas.


SKILLBUILDER BOOKS-

Machine Quilting Design Builder
The Design Builder Book and CD introduce the art of matching quilt patterns to specific motifs for artistic and eye-pleasing quilt designs. Illustrating twelve different quilt patterns for each of the six blocks on the Design Build fabric, the Book and CD introduce hundreds of design possibilities. As always, the book is packed with insider tips and tricks, this time introducing long arm skills and the use of pattern transfer tools for creating lifetime treasures of your own design.

Finger lights– my favourite stocking stuffer

Great for looking in dark purses , attach to your sewing machine , or  use at parties, night fishing or camping . It fits on your fingers and is easy to operate using a  bright LED powered by 3 x 1.5V AG3 button cells which can be replaced. COOL FOR EVERY AGE !

Take time for Joy.


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