Hello Everyone,

Whew! One week flew by super quick.  I hope you have been enjoying all the blog posts from the Creative Spaces Blog Hop.  This week's theme is Favorite Tools.  It has been great seeing some of the other designers tools and I am pretty sure that there is and will be some overlap throughout the week. 

Here goes, I think I went a little overboard and picked 7 of my MUST have favorite sewing tools/notions. I am thinking that some of you will agree on these tools too!

My first must have is a neutral Aurifil 50 weight thread for piecing.  I swear by this thread and love it!! I use either the 2600 gray or the 2000 cream depending on the project.  Yes, I do use colors too, but mostly for the quilting part not the piecing.  Or I use them for decorative stitches too. I do have several Aurifil Collections and you can see them here.

My next tool has become a staple in my tool kit... the Glue Pen also known as a Glue Marker (depending on the manufacturer).  This one is the Fons and Porter and I have several in my tool box.  It takes the place of pins, clips, etc.  I use it for paper piecing, appliqué, binding and so much more.  Here is one of my video tutorials that I did on curved piecing that uses the glue pen.  You can see more of my tutorials here on my YouTube channel.


Oh and of course you can't forget the glue refills for the pen!  They are a must have!

The next one, as you saw in the video above is the ever popular "That Purple Thang".  I actually have several floating around my studio at any given time.  I use it for curved piecing and for a stiletto, helping me to rip out paper after paper piecing... and sometimes it can double as a back scratcher!  LOL!

Then I have my most favorite pins ever!!!!  They are Clover Glass head pins. They are long and fine.  I always say the finer the pin the better.  The thick pins can cause distortion when you turn them down into a block.  The thin pins don't, they are usually sharper and go through fabric like butter.  

I have to keep my pins in a little tin.  Unfortunately, I love pincushions but can not use them.  Many of you have met my Quilt Inspectors.  Well, Quilt Inspector Number One, he likes to pull pins out of the pincushion and let them fall where they may.  So that is why I have a pin tin!

Last but not least, my most favorite and most used ruler is the Creative Grids 6.5" X 12.5" size.  I use this ruler non-stop on almost every single project that I make.  It is an invaluable size to have in your ruler rack for sure!

Now that you have seen my favorites you might be wondering where you can get them?  You can find them all on my website, with only one exception.... the ruler.  Just click here and you will be whisked away to the notions department of my site.

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Until Next Time...

Jackie Kunkel
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Jackie Kunkel

I am a quilter, online quilt shop owner, Nationally Certified Judy Niemeyer Instructor and Certified Shop, designer, author, podcaster, mother, and wife. I have been quilting since 1993 years and in business since August, 2000. I love networking and having fun doing anything quilty! Learn More…

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