Day 9…Needful things for quilters…

9 daysDay 9…Hera Marker4002CV
Do you know what this does? It marks your quilting lines for machine quilting! You can mark with some kind of marking pen, but they wear out, run out, or you have to keep sharpening them and the lead/chalk keeps breaking…but this baby does none of that…you will have it forever and it is only 6 bucks! Now here is how I use it…First I layer my quilt with backing, batting and the top…then I figure out how I want to mark…diagonally, cross hatch…how wide to I do them apart…again..lots of decisions, but most of the time the quilt will determine some of these matters. I usually use this on my small quilts, they are very easy to mark…now I have a picture here but it is after I stitched the quilt one way already…but you will still get the idea…

Layered, stitched one way, now ready to mark the other way...

Layered, stitched one way, now ready to mark the other way…


Using a ruler and the Hera...you will run the Hera along the ruler creating a crease, where you will eventually quilt.

Using a ruler and the Hera…you will run the Hera along the ruler creating a crease, where you will eventually quilt. Move the ruler over after each mark, start marking from the middle up of the ruler and then the middle of the ruler down. This keeps everything flatter.


Can you see the marks?  On this little sample they are 1" apart...

Can you see the marks? On this little sample they are 1″ apart…

Using your walking foot, stitch while watching ahead of your stitching...this is the trick that makes it easier...Using your walking foot, stitch while watching ahead of your stitching…this is the trick that makes it easier…I used my favorite color for quilting this Auriful #1140. Be brave…I would rather see dark thread on the light fabrics, then light thread on my dark fabrics.

It is hard to stitch and take pics at the same time...so I hope this helps...I like to spray with water/mist and then iron with lots of steam...this help shrink it  up a bit and the stitching relax.  Now my little sample is ready for binding...It will make a cute little tree skirt or night stand quilt.

It is hard to stitch and take pics at the same time…so I hope this helps…I like to spray with water/mist and then iron with lots of steam…this helps shrink it up a bit and the stitching relax. My sample is a little damp yet, you can see on the stitching lines. Now my little sample is ready for binding…It will make a cute little tree skirt or night stand quilt.


If you want to purchase a Hera…it is here on our site on sale for you!!! Click Here for Hera


Now the winners for Day 10 are Comment #84, #88 and #89… I picked these numbers for the years of my 3 sons birth.




  1. Reply 84   Charlotte S  December 15, 2012 at 10:53 amI started using Aurifil and it is great!

    Charlotte S

    Reply 88  Pam Uhan December 15, 2012 at 11:12 amI love your information! I lover learning new things. Never heard of this thread but will give it a try.
  2. 89Barbara Jenson

    December 15, 2012 at 11:16 am

    It is just the best thread I use the funky green color for hand applique and it blends with most colors.

You all win a spool of Aurifil Thread…it will not be black..it will be one of the colors I use….please send us your address in an email so we can get this out to you when it is all over… Congratulations girls!!!

See you tomorrow for Day 8!

168 Responses to “Day 9…Needful things for quilters…”

  1. 1 Kristy
    December 16, 2012 at 8:55 am

    Now I need to go piece something, so I can try out that method…wait a minute….I need the marker first.

  2. December 16, 2012 at 8:56 am

    What a great tool. Thanks for sharing and showing me how it works. This would certainly be very useful and wouldn’t break or wear out.

  3. 3 Cindi P.
    December 16, 2012 at 8:57 am

    How can I be the second person to comment? I have the marker and absolutely love it! Thanks for the reminder and all the great tool ideas!

  4. 4 Carolyn Vogel
    December 16, 2012 at 8:57 am

    I have one of these and haven’t used it in years. Time to get it out and use again, especially now that I am doing more small quilts than large.

  5. 5 Jodi
    December 16, 2012 at 8:59 am

    Love this tool , Thanks for sharing your Knowledge with us 🙂

  6. December 16, 2012 at 8:59 am

    Awesome tool.It would be welcome to play with it!

  7. December 16, 2012 at 9:03 am

    Time to tidy out the sewing room so that I can find my Hera!! Thanks for the reminder!~

  8. 8 Loretta Pederson
    December 16, 2012 at 9:04 am

    Good Morning .. I am finding myself looking forward everyday to your posts! Love them.
    I do have a Hera marker, but have not used it for this purpose. Will definately give it a try. I have some ‘little’ quilts to work on, this is inspiring me. Thanks again!

  9. 9 Betty Putzka
    December 16, 2012 at 9:06 am

    Thanks for the info Lisa, I’ve had one of the HERA MARKERS for years and never quite knew how to use it. I’ll give it a try.

  10. 10 Harriett m
    December 16, 2012 at 9:08 am

    I have that little marker & have never used it! Now I can:)

  11. December 16, 2012 at 9:10 am

    I have seen the hera marker, but never believed it was something that would work. Thanks again Lisa for being the teacher/mentor for me. Peg

  12. 12 Jill Bodwin
    December 16, 2012 at 9:12 am

    This is a tool that I will definitely check out! Thanks for the heads up.

  13. 13 De De
    December 16, 2012 at 9:14 am

    I’m going to be so much smarter after 12 days, I love it!

  14. December 16, 2012 at 9:18 am

    I love your little table topper. I have not tried the Hera Marker – but may have to check it out – one of my least favorite things to do is remove marking lines. Thanks for the tips!

  15. 15 Deborah Kuchta
    December 16, 2012 at 9:19 am

    I’ve never heard of this marker! I can’t wait to try it!

  16. 16 Alice Tignor
    December 16, 2012 at 9:20 am

    This looks like a great idea! I am going to purchase one and try it.
    Thanks for all of your ideas.

  17. 17 Rita Nichols
    December 16, 2012 at 9:22 am

    Thanks for all the helpful hints, I have learned so much already.

  18. 18 Patti
    December 16, 2012 at 9:22 am

    Thanks for the tip. I can see how easy it would be to mark a quilt with a hera marker, especially a smaller wallhanging or table topper. I need to go and try this.

  19. 19 Darcy
    December 16, 2012 at 9:24 am

    I didn’t think Hera markers worked so well. Thanks for the demo and I will pick one up! Love this series. 🙂

  20. 20 Margaret
    December 16, 2012 at 9:25 am

    I definitely have to try this thing. I’ve heard about it but haven’t tried it.

  21. 21 Sandy Kipphut
    December 16, 2012 at 9:25 am

    Thanks for all your great information!

  22. 22 Meme
    December 16, 2012 at 9:26 am

    Can’t wait each morning to read your tips, please don’t stop after the 12th day. I am making my list for ordering, the Hera marker has been added. Can’t wait until tomorrow.

  23. 23 Rose
    December 16, 2012 at 9:27 am

    Wow that hera looks like a great tool to have, thanks for sharing.

  24. 24 Kim Kopac
    December 16, 2012 at 9:33 am

    Ohhh I would love to try this one!!

  25. 26 yvonne
    December 16, 2012 at 9:35 am

    i really enjoy your suggestion ! Keep them coming.

  26. 27 Michelle S.
    December 16, 2012 at 9:38 am

    I will have to try one of these out. Thanks for all of your tips. Michelle S.

  27. 28 Linda Cates
    December 16, 2012 at 9:39 am

    Would love to try this way of marking.

  28. December 16, 2012 at 9:43 am

    Have always used tape, but this looks easier. Learning alot this week.
    Carol l

  29. 30 Rebecca
    December 16, 2012 at 9:43 am

    Sometimes the simplest tools do the coolest things!!

  30. 31 Carol Gouveia
    December 16, 2012 at 9:45 am

    What a cleaver way to mark a small quilt. Your tip on spraying and then steam ironing sounds like a great idea. Look forward to the rest of your needful things for quilting.

  31. 32 Kathy
    December 16, 2012 at 9:45 am

    I make miniature quilts, so I’ll definitely give this a try! Love these daily tips.

  32. 33 Paula Stuplich
    December 16, 2012 at 9:46 am

    This is awesome and something I do want to try. Learning a lot form your posts this week. Thanks!

  33. 34 Susan
    December 16, 2012 at 9:46 am

    I could’ve used this last night-can’t wait to try it!

  34. 35 Evelyn
    December 16, 2012 at 9:49 am

    I have one of these and never knew how to use it. Thank you for the lesson. All lessons have been great.. thanks.

  35. December 16, 2012 at 9:53 am

    This looks wonderful! Can’t wait to get one of these babies!!

  36. 37 Shirley
    December 16, 2012 at 9:56 am

    Have herra marker and use it quite often, love the hints.

  37. 39 Steph
    December 16, 2012 at 9:59 am

    This is a great tool. I was introduced to this a few years ago, and honestly I forget I have it so I don’t use it much. I will make sure to start using it again! Thanks for the tips! Love your daily blog!

  38. 40 Sandy
    December 16, 2012 at 10:01 am

    Love all your tips and hints. I need to get one of these. I can’t wait to see what you’re going to show us each day.

  39. 41 Bonnie Larson
    December 16, 2012 at 10:03 am

    I have heard of the hera markers, but had never seen one. This looks like a great little tool. Thanks for sharing.

  40. 42 Gina
    December 16, 2012 at 10:05 am

    Thanks for the demo, I had heard of the Hera but had noidea how to use it!

  41. 43 Brenda Wyatt
    December 16, 2012 at 10:06 am

    I learn something new from your blog posts almost every time. Thanks for sharing your expertise.

  42. 44 suejean1
    December 16, 2012 at 10:08 am

    Your needful things posts are really helpful Lisa. I didn’t know anything about the Hera marker. I will be sure to look for one now. Thank-you.

  43. 45 Jill
    December 16, 2012 at 10:13 am

    I love my Hera marker, it is great for marking straight lines.

  44. 46 Audrey
    December 16, 2012 at 10:14 am

    Where has the Hera been all my quilting life? Thank you for these, I love my new pair of snips too! I look forward to your posts!

  45. 47 Jane Lemm
    December 16, 2012 at 10:15 am

    Never heard of the Hera, Thank you for the wonderful idea!

  46. 48 Debbie
    December 16, 2012 at 10:23 am

    Great little tool! Much better than using a marking pen.

  47. December 16, 2012 at 10:28 am

    Lisa, I love my Hera marker. I think it’s one of the best kept secrets in the quilting world. Thanks for spreading the word. 🙂

  48. 50 Pat
    December 16, 2012 at 10:28 am

    I havent heard of that marker, always open for new ideas. Thanks for taking the time.

  49. 51 Elaine Petrik
    December 16, 2012 at 10:29 am

    Wow… Have to try this! Thanks again for another great tip! Your quilt is wonderful…

  50. December 16, 2012 at 10:29 am

    I love the Hera marking tool! I’ve had too many headaches trying to remove pencil markings–this tool makes that all go away!

  51. December 16, 2012 at 10:30 am

    Wow, thought I had every gadget out there for marking but never heard of this one. Shows how much I know. Will have to check this out. Thanks once again for the suggestion.

  52. 54 Barbara
    December 16, 2012 at 10:31 am

    Have one of these markers and love it. Look forward to day 8.

  53. 55 Pam Mickey
    December 16, 2012 at 10:31 am

    I love this handy little tool! Happy Holidays!

  54. 56 Cheryl C
    December 16, 2012 at 10:31 am

    Another tool I now want. Cool!

  55. 57 Dortha
    December 16, 2012 at 10:35 am

    I have never heard of that tool. I will be looking for it. Thanks for sharing these great tips.

  56. 58 Jane Knoll-Tenney
    December 16, 2012 at 10:44 am

    Oh my, now that is awesome…no marks to have to clean away. I’m adding that to my list of tools to buy. Thank you!

  57. December 16, 2012 at 10:50 am

    I have never used one these but would love to try one. Thanks for showing us how easy it is to use.

  58. 60 Denise Cabral
    December 16, 2012 at 10:52 am

    WOW, I didn’t know that quilts could be marked that way! Thank you so much for this tip!

  59. 61 Paula Hammer
    December 16, 2012 at 10:59 am

    I have one of these Hera markers but have never used it – will definitely try it after the Christmas holidays when I get back to my quilting.

  60. December 16, 2012 at 11:02 am

    🎁🎁🎁🎁🎁🎁🎁Need one in my Stocking🎁🎁🎁🎁🎁🎁🎁

  61. 63 Sandy
    December 16, 2012 at 11:04 am

    My order is growing, I have never seen this marker. It seems to make such nice even lines. Thanks again.

  62. 64 Elaine
    December 16, 2012 at 11:05 am

    Had never heard of this before, but I think I’m going to give it a try; especially as I hope to make a lot of small quilts this year! Merry Christmas!

  63. 65 Leanne
    December 16, 2012 at 11:09 am

    Great tip! I will have to give this a try for sure. I wonder if this would work on wool for wool applique? I love the little quilt you used for demonstrating.

  64. 66 Cindy
    December 16, 2012 at 11:10 am

    Thanks Lisa. I am a quilter & my two daughters – my shopping list is growing by leaps & bounds…lol

  65. 67 Leanne
    December 16, 2012 at 11:18 am

    Great tip! I will have to give this a try for sure. I wonder if this would work on wool for wool applique? I love the little quilt you used for demonstrating.

  66. 68 Barb
    December 16, 2012 at 11:23 am

    Lisa I have one didnt know how to use it thx so much BarbC

  67. 69 Kathy Y
    December 16, 2012 at 11:24 am

    A tool I don’t have. I’ll have to try one.

  68. 70 Debby
    December 16, 2012 at 11:27 am

    WOW that is amazing, never heard of it and don’t have it…I will be ordering. Thanks for education Lisa, when I grow up I want to be able to quilt like Lisa

  69. 71 Pam K
    December 16, 2012 at 11:28 am

    Wow! Way cool! Definitely a ‘must have’!!

  70. 72 Joanne O
    December 16, 2012 at 11:33 am

    I love that beautiful little sample you made. Love all these needful things you are teaching us about!

  71. 73 Fran Bianchi
    December 16, 2012 at 11:39 am

    Another tool in the sewing room that I’ve never used because I didn’t know how to use it! We are all going to be
    so smart when these 12 days are over…

  72. 74 Betty Lockhart
    December 16, 2012 at 11:40 am

    I want this like nothing I have wanted since I got a “good” machine!

  73. 75 Jan tjerne
    December 16, 2012 at 11:51 am

    Would love to try the Hera marker. Have heard about it, but never tried it.

  74. 76 Lytle
    December 16, 2012 at 11:55 am

    I really enjoy your blog. Great info and great ideas!

  75. 77 Sharon Bennett
    December 16, 2012 at 12:04 pm

    Another great tip! Thanks so much! I know some folks that can quilt without marking… I “need” markings or I forget where I’m stitching! lol! Love the quilt you used as an example… is that a pattern of yours?

  76. 78 Kathy
    December 16, 2012 at 12:07 pm

    A couple of years ago I subscribed to a quilting magazine and this was my “gift” It works great for marking lots of things. I love aurifil and I love your little quilt!!! Merry Chirstmas, Lisa!

  77. 79 Karen Schultz
    December 16, 2012 at 12:10 pm

    Lisa, I have had this tool in my little sewing box forever. You have inspired me to use it. How easy it will be to mark my little quilts. Thanks!!!

  78. 80 DianeK
    December 16, 2012 at 12:11 pm

    This is just the tool I have been looking for. I have been using blue painters tape for my cross hatching lines. It really helps keep me in line but this would be much easier.

  79. December 16, 2012 at 12:12 pm

    Your table topper is adorable. I have seen but don’t own Hera Marker but may have to give it a try. Never have liked to remove marking lines. Your tips are so helpful, thanks.

  80. 82 Janet D
    December 16, 2012 at 12:21 pm

    I have a hera marker and love it. Thanks for the great tips.

  81. 83 Susan G.
    December 16, 2012 at 12:27 pm

    That tool looks really cool. Can you mark curved lines with it?

  82. 84 Pamela
    December 16, 2012 at 12:35 pm

    I look forward each day to see what you have in store for us.

  83. 85 Kary Heck
    December 16, 2012 at 12:45 pm

    Got the tool and I love it.

  84. 86 Jackie
    December 16, 2012 at 12:48 pm

    I need this tool! Thanks for sharing.

  85. 87 Sue Kraft
    December 16, 2012 at 12:48 pm

    I’ve heard of the hera marker, but didn’t know what it was all about. Guess I need one of those too! Thanks so much, Lisa. Thank you for sharing with us.

  86. 88 Mary C.
    December 16, 2012 at 12:53 pm

    I’ve seen these but never tried one, but at that price I’m convinced. I need all the help I can get when it comes to machine quilting!!

  87. 89 Norma S.
    December 16, 2012 at 12:54 pm

    Your hints are great – each day I’ve learned something,
    I’m excited to get the Hera tool!

  88. 90 Mary
    December 16, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    I’ve heard of these but not used one. I like the idea of it not leaving any residue on the fabric.

  89. 91 Lisa
    December 16, 2012 at 1:08 pm

    Thank you for sharing. I have used a ceramic pencil for a while. I love hearing other peoples experiences with products. I will add this to my Christmas wish list.

  90. 92 Jean Nolting
    December 16, 2012 at 1:12 pm

    I have 3 little quilts ready to mark. Hint. Hint

  91. 93 Renee Stapleton
    December 16, 2012 at 1:18 pm

    I have never heard of this tool, but it looks great! I plan on getting one and using it to mark my quilts.

  92. 94 Paula Bergan
    December 16, 2012 at 1:32 pm

    If I don’t win one – I’ll have to buy one – I love it.

  93. 95 Barbara L
    December 16, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    Love the fabrics and colors of your little quilt! I never would have thought that just making a crease in the fabric would hold up long enough to quilt! Since I mostly make smaller wallhanging or lap quilt size quilts, I think I might need to try this little tool. Thanks for all the great tips you’ve been giving.

  94. 96 Carol Eberhardt
    December 16, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    Well I never knew what that “thingy” was for and just in the “nick” of time I find out! I have just decided to trust myself and do my own quilting on some projects …. tops that have been long finished, too small to send to the long arm quilter and yet too scary for me to start and then maybe mess up! I like your thoughts about going darker on thread … and going back to your recent thought about the tips being misinterpreted as hard sell… no way does it seem that way to me.

  95. 97 Marlene
    December 16, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    Thanks for informing us of these useful tips and products! I would love to try this on my quilt waiting to mark now!

  96. 98 Julie K. Green
    December 16, 2012 at 2:02 pm

    When we took your wool class last August, you asked if anyone knew wheat a Hera Marker was, and low and behold my friend did ! She machine quilts and love it, so I would love to be the winner and show her mine !!!

  97. 99 Mary
    December 16, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    Never heard of this little gadget! Gonna have to get one of these soon for all of those UFO’s on my “to do” list for January! I am enjoying your daily posts – – very informative

  98. 100 Arnette Jasperson
    December 16, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    Wow another fun tool to try…thanks Lisa!

  99. 101 Mary
    December 16, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    That’s such a great tip! I have used it to mark silk for garments, but didn’t think to use it for quilting–I will from now on.
    PS–love that little quilt!

  100. December 16, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    I’ve never seen one of these—looks very interesting! I’d love to try it!

  101. 103 buntyw
    December 16, 2012 at 2:35 pm

    I’ve heard of the hera marker but I’ve never used one!

  102. 104 Lorrie McD.
    December 16, 2012 at 2:57 pm

    Never heard of this tool either! I would love to give it a try. Something else to add to the list!!!

  103. 105 Lynelle
    December 16, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    I have one of these too! It’s around here someplace! Time to search for it….

  104. 106 Joan richards
    December 16, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    Another winner of an idea. Thanks much!

  105. 107 Kathy
    December 16, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    Looks like a VERY useful tool !

  106. 108 Marsha
    December 16, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    What an awesome tool! You just gave me the nudge I needed to tackle a small quilt on my home machine. Thanks!

  107. 109 Felicia
    December 16, 2012 at 3:48 pm

    Wow, that looks like the tool to have. I really enjoy your blog, Merry Christmas.
    Felicia Hamlin
    607 E 21 St
    Blue Earth, MN 56013

  108. 110 Julie
    December 16, 2012 at 3:52 pm

    What an interesting little gadget! I will have to give it a try.

  109. 111 Sherrie
    December 16, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    I have not tried this tool, but it looks like it would be worth trying.

  110. 112 Teri LaVoy
    December 16, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    Looks like another tool I should be using. Thanks for the tip.

  111. 113 Renee Rettler
    December 16, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    Great instructions and step by step pictures. Thanks again Lisa!

  112. December 16, 2012 at 4:42 pm

    Interesting tool and enjoyed the tip.

  113. 115 Sue Huettl
    December 16, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    Great tip Lisa, I had a hara marker I got free from someone, never used it much, yours looks like it would be easier to use. Will have to check it out next time I am at the shop. Love your tips.

  114. 116 Sharon nejedlo
    December 16, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    Think I will get it out of the drawer and actually use it now. Thanks! Loving your ideas!!!

  115. 117 Brenda Y
    December 16, 2012 at 4:59 pm

    Lisa, you do such beautiful work, keep the ideas coming, love hearing from you.

  116. 118 Kathy B.
    December 16, 2012 at 5:00 pm

    My, my, my – this looks like a nifty tool. The photos really helped explain its use. I will need to add that little gem to my ever growing list. Thanks for these great tips!

  117. 119 Toni R.i
    December 16, 2012 at 5:09 pm

    Thank you for sharing a great technique. can’t wait to give it a try.

  118. 120 Rosemary Redhead
    December 16, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    Wonderful, I never thought to use this tool to mark my little quilts – thanks!

  119. 121 Debi
    December 16, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    I have this tool/marker–again at the suggestion of one of the instructors for a class I took at your shop. It works great–although I refer to it as a “harem marker” since I misunderstood the name initially and can’t seem to make by brain adjust! Keep the great tips coming!

  120. 122 Maddy McCaslin
    December 16, 2012 at 5:20 pm

    I have never used this tool but it looks like I gotta haave one.

  121. 123 Joyce
    December 16, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    I have never seen or heard of this tool. Thank you for all of the great information. Hope you continue for more than 12 days 🙂

  122. December 16, 2012 at 5:33 pm

    Wow, I’ve never seen these! It will be on the list to try right after Christmas.

  123. 125 Ann
    December 16, 2012 at 5:41 pm

    Love the hera marker. Great tool.

  124. 126 Denise W
    December 16, 2012 at 5:55 pm

    This looks like a pretty cool tool. Once you use the tool, do you need to sew right away on the crease? Looks like a must have!

  125. 127 Cathy
    December 16, 2012 at 5:55 pm

    I have not seen this tool but I will go looking for one as soon as school is out. Looks very useful.

  126. 128 Flo Mielcarek
    December 16, 2012 at 6:16 pm

    This tips are great! Too bad there are only 12 days of Christmas! Thank you!

  127. 130 Debbie T
    December 16, 2012 at 6:21 pm

    This is a tool I have never seen. Another great tip. Looks like my shopping cart will be full at the end of 12 days of Christmas!

  128. 131 Diane
    December 16, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    That looks like a pretty handy tool! I will have to pick one of those up soon!

  129. December 16, 2012 at 6:43 pm

    Wll, I am definitely ordering one of these. Really tired of markings going bye-bye.

  130. 133 Cecilia
    December 16, 2012 at 6:51 pm

    I like the way this works. Sometimes it is hard to get the maks out. Thanks for sharing.

  131. 134 Janet G
    December 16, 2012 at 6:52 pm

    I will have to get one on those little tools soon. Thanks for the tips.

  132. 135 Melanie
    December 16, 2012 at 7:23 pm

    I have seen this before but was not sure what it is for. Thanks for the info

  133. December 16, 2012 at 7:29 pm

    Thank you for all the tips-I’ll try the Hera Marker .sounds like its best for clean marking.

  134. 137 Nancy
    December 16, 2012 at 7:34 pm

    I have one of those markers; but have to confess that I have never used it. I love buying notions with rave reviews!

  135. 138 Joleen
    December 16, 2012 at 7:38 pm

    Wow, I can’t believe how many readers have heard of this tool and already use it! I have never heard of it, where have I been? 🙂 Looks like I will be getting one ASAP!

  136. 139 Barbara
    December 16, 2012 at 7:42 pm

    I have used a hera marker and it really works. It is easier to use on small quilts I find.

  137. 140 Mary
    December 16, 2012 at 7:47 pm

    I’ll have to dig through my stuff. I’m sure I use to have one …

  138. 141 gsHARON
    December 16, 2012 at 8:34 pm

    I am convinced…never tried this, or heard of it, but now I will. Thanks!

  139. 142 Bridgid K
    December 16, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    OMG!!! I have got to get one of these. How cool is that? Thank you for the info Lisa!!!!

  140. 143 Sandy D
    December 16, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    You know I have this tool and never thought to use it to mark a quilt .It was bought for another use.Thanks I am going to give it a try.

  141. December 16, 2012 at 8:49 pm

    I’ve never seen this so I’m glad you demonstrated.

  142. 145 Ani Hudson
    December 16, 2012 at 8:50 pm

    I have two! Don’t use that frequently but they do work.

  143. 146 Kay Brand
    December 16, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    I have one of these. Never knew how to use it. I will be giving it a try. I’m enjoying your tips so much. Thank You Lisa.

  144. 147 Deborah
    December 16, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    I guess there’s always something new to learn. Thanks so much. I will give it a try!!

  145. 148 Jodi D
    December 16, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    Great tool, I’ve probably seen it, but didn’t know I need one!

  146. 149 Cindy D
    December 16, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    I have one of the Hera markers, but have never used it. Thanks for the tips on how to use it! I’ll have to give it a try.

  147. 150 Kathy K
    December 16, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    I have not seen this marking tool. Of course, now I need one. Looks like a gadget I could use. Thanks for sharing this. KK

  148. 151 Elaine S.
    December 16, 2012 at 10:24 pm

    I have one and forget to use it. I’ll have to remember this next time. Thanks, Lisa.

  149. December 16, 2012 at 10:28 pm

    I will need one of these. I am inspired to try a small quilt myself.


  150. 153 KAREN
    December 16, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    I never heard of a HERA , I sure know now, I can,t wait to buy one1111

  151. 154 Cheryl Keown
    December 16, 2012 at 11:14 pm

    Never heard of this. Thanks for all the useful information.

  152. 155 sharon h
    December 16, 2012 at 11:18 pm

    This is the second time in about 6 weeks a Hera has been recommended! Thanks for the advice!

  153. 156 Candee
    December 17, 2012 at 12:21 am

    This is the 1st time I’ve heard of a Hera marker. Can’t wait to try it!

  154. 157 Nancy Brandt
    December 17, 2012 at 12:47 am

    I own a Hera market, but forget to use it. Never thought about marking a quilt. I’ll tuck that tip away!

  155. 158 Kim Friesen
    December 17, 2012 at 5:19 am

    I love the marker. I don’t have to worry about removing marks after I am done quilting, or having marks that don’t come out and spoil the quilt.

    • 159 Kim
      December 17, 2012 at 7:17 am

      What a great tool, this is something that I will really use as I have been doing alot of small quilts. Thanks for these great insights!

  156. December 17, 2012 at 6:13 am

    I’ve never used a Hera marker before, but it sounds like a handy tool. I’ll have to get one. Love the red and brown quilt, so cute!

  157. 161 Diane Ranshaw
    December 17, 2012 at 7:17 am

    I am working on a quilt at the moment and I can’t wait to get this tool for marking. Thank you for bringing it to my attention!

  158. 162 Swish
    December 17, 2012 at 7:29 am

    Love all the tool ideas! I’m the gadget person in our sewing group. Didn’t know the Hera marker would work so well. Will have to try it.

  159. 163 Lisa K
    December 17, 2012 at 7:47 am

    Thanks for these tips!

  160. December 17, 2012 at 10:23 am

    Wow, I too love spray sizing, but I haven’t been using it enough, and the trigger handle is genius, especially for those with a little finger arthritis. Thanks for the great idea.

  161. December 17, 2012 at 10:40 am

    I am going to try this, I have read it here before, the spray attachment is a great finger saver too.

  162. December 18, 2012 at 6:40 pm

    Silly me, I have a Hera and never new what it was used for . I’ll be sure to try it. I always learn something new from your web site.

  163. 167 Diana
    December 25, 2012 at 11:38 pm

    This is really cool. I’ve never understood what this tool does. I could have really used this on so many quilts. Thanks for explaining.

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