Day 9…Hera Marker…
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…
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.
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.
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!
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.