Day 9…Needful things for Quilters

12 Days of Christmas 9

Good Evening Quilters….I know you thought I was going to forget about this post….I even got some texts and emails asking if I was “OK” or if they accidentally deleted their email…but no… I am just late because I am putting the finishing touches on my NEW studio…everything is all set minus a little decorating…which we can always do that…and its so exciting…will show you some pics after this 12 day thing…now for todays item….

This will be cool whether you are a hand quilter, machine quilter, long arm quilter or all!!! I have this awesome set of templates that Judy P had made for me for my Birthday a long time ago… I thought why should I be the only one with these…so I had them made and now we all can have this cool set…They are about an 1 1/2″ wide and you just start with the smallest one…mark it’s edge…then lay the next size on the mark from the first one….mark and so on until you have all five of them marked.  After the first set of fans you have to move the ark until it touches the last line of the first set of arcs.  You just slide it over and continue to mark on the outside edge…

Below pictures show  the I have one arc stitched and then the next one marked…The rail quilt is from a shop swap…the pattern was in American Patchwor

fan1k and Quilting magazine…it was submitted by Kathy Holland… an awesome scrap quilt…I will show you my progress so you see how fast it goes…I mark with a light grey chalk pencil that just rubs away by the time I am stitching on the next arc my arm is rubbing off the chalk…If you would like this template set it is on sale on our website…FAN TEMPLATES  here.  They are regularly $15 and will be on sale for $12.

The quilt is in my hand quilting frame…which this model is no longer available…I do have a new hand quilting frame from Grace…but have yet to get it set up and quilt loaded…that will be my winter goal…

I will try and get the next posts loaded so they come earlier in the day…keep commenting on a chance to win some cool prizes…

and the winner from yesterday’s post is:

Linda LDecember 15, 2013 at 12:20 pmWow, I love this. I haven’t heard of these either, what a helpful, “needful” notion. Besides saving my fingers from burns, it looks perfect for pressing strip sets so they stay straight. I struggle to keep strip sets from going “wonky”.  Please email primitivegatheringsquiltshop@yahoo.com w


ith your address!  You have won….an 18″ strip stick and some yummy Moda fabric!…

Stitch a little today and everyday!!! LB


154 Responses to “Day 9…Needful things for Quilters”

  1. 1 Laura Benthien
    December 16, 2013 at 7:29 pm

    Surprise! one more gadget I need since I have a Longarm they sire would come in handy!
    Laura B in Rockford

  2. 2 Rebecca
    December 16, 2013 at 7:29 pm

    Awesome templates. I will have to try them.

  3. December 16, 2013 at 7:30 pm

    Oh wow! These look fantastic! I’ve been wanting to try an all over baptist fan quilting motif on my quilts but have been too nervous! These are perfect! Thanks so much for the giveaway!

  4. 4 Mary H.
    December 16, 2013 at 7:31 pm

    OK – this is cool! This would definitely be a refreshing change for hand-quilting.

  5. 5 Marsha Gardner
    December 16, 2013 at 7:31 pm

    Very cool! I can see how handy these would be….especially with a long arm! Lol

  6. 6 Pam Hintze
    December 16, 2013 at 7:32 pm

    Wonderful idea. I am glad to hear that you still hand quilt. On my list to get back to some hand quilting this year.

  7. December 16, 2013 at 7:33 pm

    I have always loved the Baptist fan motif. These templates are fantastic! Thanks so much for the fun giveaways.

  8. 8 Amy
    December 16, 2013 at 7:33 pm

    So simply, yet so helpful! Love them!!!

  9. December 16, 2013 at 7:34 pm

    What an awesome idea I love how that looks quilted but always find in hard to find something to use to mark it with

  10. 10 Cindi P
    December 16, 2013 at 7:35 pm

    Seriously! How cool is this tool! I need it.

  11. 11 Helen
    December 16, 2013 at 7:36 pm

    thanks for a fun giveaway. I love your blog! you always have great tips and ideas. Have a Merry Christmas! Helen

  12. December 16, 2013 at 7:37 pm

    These are really cool – great idea…must have them! This is me…assuming that I will ever get anything to the quilting stage! There’s always wishful thinking!

  13. December 16, 2013 at 7:37 pm

    These look really cool. A great way to make fans. Thanks for showing these.

  14. 14 Phaye
    December 16, 2013 at 7:38 pm

    love how easy this makes the Baptist Fan. Thanks

  15. December 16, 2013 at 7:39 pm

    I love the look of quilted fans-these look pretty slick!

  16. 16 Carolyn Vogel
    December 16, 2013 at 7:39 pm

    Well isn’t that just another great idea! Thanks for sharing. Think I am going to have a gold sized order by the end of these twelve days!

  17. December 16, 2013 at 7:43 pm

    How coincidental! I have been cutting strips for that Kathy Holland rail quilt, which is on my agenda for 2014; now maybe I can get this template set to make the quilting a bit easier! Thanks for the chance to win it! — Susan Oakes

  18. 19 Jackie Barron
    December 16, 2013 at 7:44 pm

    That looks like the coolest set of templates!! What a good friend you have that would have them made for you!!!!

  19. 20 Beth
    December 16, 2013 at 7:45 pm

    Just at your shop last week. Had I known, these could have come home with me too. Maybe the next time I’m up in the Fox Valley!

  20. 21 Sandi s
    December 16, 2013 at 7:47 pm

    I have to get this! I love the Baptist Fan and these would be wonderful.

  21. 22 Susan G.
    December 16, 2013 at 7:48 pm

    The templates are a great idea. I need to do more hand quilting. I would love to take your Big Stitch hand quilting class. Maybe someday.

  22. December 16, 2013 at 7:48 pm

    Those are cool templates! Love them! Thanks for the chance to win a give away!

  23. 24 Leanne
    December 16, 2013 at 7:53 pm

    How cool are these templates, great idea! I can’t wait until you share pictures of your new studio.
    Enjoy your evening,

  24. 25 Sheila S
    December 16, 2013 at 7:53 pm

    Wow-how neat! You’ ve been showing some awesome new tools. The Baptist fan is my favorite and I have not tried hand quilting it but with those ruler/templates, I might be able to do it. Thanks for sharing!

  25. 26 Gloria G
    December 16, 2013 at 7:54 pm

    These will be great tools for both hand and machine quilting. I can’t wait to give them a try. Look forward to these posrs every year. Thanks for sharing.

  26. 27 Cheryl Keown
    December 16, 2013 at 7:55 pm

    Awesome template. You amaze me with all the quilting gadgets that I have never seen or heard of until I read about them on your blog. Thank you for making me aware of these great gadgets.

  27. 28 Vicki H
    December 16, 2013 at 7:59 pm

    Great templates, I would like to try them.

  28. December 16, 2013 at 7:59 pm

    I have the perfect quilt to use these on! Thanks again, Lisa!

  29. 30 Fay
    December 16, 2013 at 8:00 pm

    I love this idea, I love to hand quilt and I see lots of possibilities. Keeping my fingers crossed that I win.

  30. 31 Darcy
    December 16, 2013 at 8:00 pm

    I have been wanting to try the Baptist Fan and this will help so much! I hope I win. Thank you, as ever, for the great giveaway.

  31. 32 Angelia L.
    December 16, 2013 at 8:00 pm

    These templates are brilliant! So glad you didn’t keep them to yourself. Thank you for sharing!

  32. 33 Cindy
    December 16, 2013 at 8:01 pm

    The big stitch is very, very nice! The template would help keep stitches in line.

  33. 34 Sandy
    December 16, 2013 at 8:01 pm

    That’s really cool with the big stitch quilting. I love quilting with perle cotton, if I’m going to do the work I expect that someone will be able to see it!!

  34. 35 Sandy D
    December 16, 2013 at 8:02 pm

    Like these templates since I am always looking for new ways to make quilting easier.

  35. 36 Kathy Roloff
    December 16, 2013 at 8:07 pm

    Love the big stitch quilting.! I learned that method from you several years ago. Relaxing stitch to use.

  36. 37 KathyE
    December 16, 2013 at 8:11 pm

    These are awesome! Thanks for thinking of us and knowing how much we would love these too!

  37. 38 DianeK
    December 16, 2013 at 8:12 pm

    These look wonderful – another must-have. I am big stitch quilting for the first time on a quilt and those would be great. Keep them coming.

  38. December 16, 2013 at 8:12 pm

    WOW!! love those fan templates!!! They are now on my Christmas list!!! Thanks for sharing!

  39. 40 Kathy
    December 16, 2013 at 8:14 pm

    Love these templates! They are going on my list….

  40. 41 Mary
    December 16, 2013 at 8:17 pm

    Love that scrap quilt. I’ve never learned to quilt on a frame- not sure how you quilt in all directions when your quilt is fixed. I guess you learn to go in all directions, I’ve seen the Amish do this.

  41. 42 Jacque
    December 16, 2013 at 8:21 pm

    Oh I hope I get picked for this. I want to try my hand at fmq and I think these would be perfect. Thanks so much for a chance.

    Merry Christmas to you and yours.

  42. 43 Joyce Scribner
    December 16, 2013 at 8:23 pm

    I have a longarm, but have always been afraid to do a fan. These templates look like they would be easy to use!! Thanks!

  43. 44 Jody
    December 16, 2013 at 8:24 pm

    These are going on my list to Santa! I use stencils quite a lot for hand quilting but I’m a bit bored with the ones that I have. These would be very flexible to use for marking. Another “needful” item.

  44. 45 Mary
    December 16, 2013 at 8:24 pm

    You never cease to maze me! One more gadget on my “needful” list! I was wondering what happened to your post too – – thought you must be sick! Glad you aren’t!

  45. 46 Steph M
    December 16, 2013 at 8:25 pm

    I like these templates! Great idea! Thanks for the opportunity to win! 👍

  46. 47 Lisa LK
    December 16, 2013 at 8:25 pm

    What great templates, I think I’m going to “need” those!

  47. 48 Mary Byrton
    December 16, 2013 at 8:26 pm

    I’m currently working on that same quilt! I need these arcs when I get ready to machine quilt it, they have been added to my “have to have” list.

  48. 49 Rosemary Redhead
    December 16, 2013 at 8:28 pm

    Hi Lisa, does it have to be a large quilt or can you use some of these templates on small quilts? I love to hand quilt.
    Great, great ideas…thanks!

  49. December 16, 2013 at 8:29 pm

    What a great template set–and I have that pattern of Kathie’s in my “to do” pile. Hmmmm. : )

  50. 51 Nancy
    December 16, 2013 at 8:30 pm

    Oh my! I’ve always been wary of trying to mark a Baptist Fan pattern, but with these, it looks foolproof! My list is of needful things is growing. Thank you for telling about them! And yes, I was wondering if you were feeling worse today. Glad to hear that wasn’t the reason this post was later.

  51. 52 Kathy
    December 16, 2013 at 8:33 pm

    What I love about the 12 days of Christmas is the tools are so different and ones that I have not seen before. I really want to hand quilt a bed quilt and these templates are really neat. Thanks for the fun!!!!!

  52. 53 Carol Eberhardt
    December 16, 2013 at 8:37 pm

    The elves must be reporting our wishes to you! I have a quilt requiring a fan hand stitched, utility stitch, and what happens! You offer us the perfect tool! Thanks so much! I’m going to have quite the order before the month’s end.

  53. 54 Sue kraft
    December 16, 2013 at 8:42 pm

    I’m liking this very much!! I love the fan pattern but didn’t know how you put it together.

  54. 55 KFriesen
    December 16, 2013 at 8:43 pm

    This looks great. I never know how to mark a quilt so I often just stitch in the ditch. I think this is one I will have to get!

  55. December 16, 2013 at 8:44 pm

    Those look SO cool!!!! What a treat it would be to win!!! But just seeing all the great tools on these posts is really fun!!!

  56. 57 Deborah K
    December 16, 2013 at 8:45 pm

    I think all of the gadgets are needful things!

  57. 58 Juanita
    December 16, 2013 at 8:47 pm

    I love Baptist Fans! Thank you for making these available to everyone … I can’t wait to try them!

  58. 59 Jane
    December 16, 2013 at 8:47 pm

    Looks like a very easy way to mark a quilt. I will have to try these templates.

  59. December 16, 2013 at 8:48 pm

    Are those templates thick enough for to use with a long are foot? They need to be 1/4″ at least.

  60. 61 Mary Kastner
    December 16, 2013 at 8:49 pm

    I love the these templates to make fans. Just awesome. Thank you for the chance to win. merry Christmas to you and your family.


  61. 62 stacy
    December 16, 2013 at 8:50 pm

    I love the look of these fans! And a bew studio just in time for Christmas. Thanks for sharing

  62. 63 Cecilia
    December 16, 2013 at 8:55 pm

    Boy, do I need these. I have a new longarm and these would be great! Thanks for the chance to win. Merry Christmas!

  63. 64 jmniffer
    December 16, 2013 at 8:56 pm

    Great way to mark Baptist fans. What fun to have a new studio, I look forward to future posts showing it off!

  64. 65 Sheila Plock
    December 16, 2013 at 8:58 pm

    Wow, another great idea. I may even consider doing some hand quilting with that as a template. Keep the great tips coming!

  65. 66 Susan
    December 16, 2013 at 8:58 pm

    Wow! These look great! I love Baptist fans–this looks like just what I need to make them. I have a “new to me” longarm and would love to try these out with my machine!

  66. 67 Janet D
    December 16, 2013 at 9:01 pm

    Like the fan templates and love your hand stitching. Can’t wait to see what you have to share with us tomorrow.

  67. 68 Kay B
    December 16, 2013 at 9:02 pm

    Love the Baptist Fan and the big stitch. I would love to try these templates.

  68. 70 Nancy D
    December 16, 2013 at 9:03 pm

    Cool templates! The first quilt I ever made I hand quilted it using templates. I love how it came out.

  69. 71 Lori
    December 16, 2013 at 9:10 pm

    Very cool templates, I haven’t seen anything like them. Thanks for showing them to us.

  70. 72 Dana (Chelle) Haskell
    December 16, 2013 at 9:12 pm

    What a cool gadget! I think I need to get these. I clicked on the link and it takes me to a password page. Will go to your website and look for them. I do have a question on big stitch quilting. How do you hide your knot at the beginning when using 12 wt cottons?

  71. 73 Sydney Holmwood
    December 16, 2013 at 9:12 pm

    Theses are so cool! I see a set of these in my very near future! All of your needfuls have been wonderful!

  72. 74 Mary Kannas
    December 16, 2013 at 9:14 pm

    These templates are great. They let you mark as you go instead of feeling overwhelmed with the prospect of marking the whole quilt at once.

  73. 75 Mary
    December 16, 2013 at 9:14 pm

    What a unique idea! The fan quilting looks good on so many types of quilts, so this would be really handy to have.

  74. 76 Angela
    December 16, 2013 at 9:17 pm

    A cool, thanks for sharing!

  75. 77 Linda Frihart
    December 16, 2013 at 9:20 pm

    Loving your needful things and the snowflakes. Amazed at all the goodies I need. Okay, I’ll admit I just have to have them. Not all but many. There is a limit. Thanks for making this a learning opportunity to bring more joy to quilting, Lisa. Now, hope you are getting over the crud and resting and eating and resting and eating.

  76. 78 Lynda Malloy
    December 16, 2013 at 9:22 pm

    The templates are great. I have a quilt ready for quilting that they would be perfect for.

  77. 79 Kathy O in GA
    December 16, 2013 at 9:23 pm

    Oh Lisa, I need need need this template set! I’ve always wanted to try to hand quilt the fan pattern! Also, is it possible to order the 6″ size of the pressing stick? I think it will be easier for me to maneuver when I’m making mini blocks! I forgot to ask about it on the right day…

  78. 80 Kris Dauth
    December 16, 2013 at 9:23 pm

    I have always wanted to quilt the Baptist pattern but don’t feel confident doing it freehand. These templates will make the process very easy. Thank you for sharing them with us and bringing them into your shop.

  79. December 16, 2013 at 9:25 pm

    These look INCREDIBLE!! Love them…thanks for sharing!

  80. December 16, 2013 at 9:28 pm

    Love the templates! I definitely have to get them… I never realized how this one was done… thank you!

  81. 83 Sharon Nejedlo
    December 16, 2013 at 9:37 pm

    I’m kicking myself because today I was in your area and was going to stop and get Needful item #1 fir my mom, my sister and myself…and got busy with work meetings and forgot. My job gets in the way of my hobby, but I need my job to pay for my hobby…such a pickle!

  82. 84 Cheryl Gaines
    December 16, 2013 at 9:39 pm

    Wow. I think I could quilt this pattern now. Maybe get away from the straight lines. Lol .

  83. 85 Liz from Carlisle
    December 16, 2013 at 9:40 pm

    The fan template is awesome. Perfect when you need a nice overall pattern.

  84. 86 Susan
    December 16, 2013 at 9:42 pm

    Wow I love these! How fun to be able to mark a quilt so easily.

  85. 87 Carole
    December 16, 2013 at 9:48 pm

    I am just learning to “quilt” my “tops”. What an amazing idea and it looks like something I can handle without too much stress. I might even be able to breathe as I work.!!!!

  86. 88 cathie gillette
    December 16, 2013 at 9:50 pm

    These arc templates are great, adding to my list!

  87. 89 Jill
    December 16, 2013 at 9:50 pm

    These are something new to me, but I can certainly see how handy they would be. I am a hand quilter and have used a compass for draw my arches for fans. These would be so much easier.

  88. 90 sue Schultz
    December 16, 2013 at 10:03 pm

    New studio? Can’t wait to see pics. These templates are really cool. I have a large frame for hand quilting that I would love to try these on. Thank-you for sharing. I sure don’t know how you manage to do all that you do.

  89. 91 Beth
    December 16, 2013 at 10:06 pm

    Hi Lisa. I have so enjoyed these posts. I have always wanted to try this quilting pattern and these templates make it seem very achievable. Happy holidays to you.

  90. December 16, 2013 at 10:25 pm

    How did you know this is just what I NEED! Thanks for the chance!

  91. 93 Barbara
    December 16, 2013 at 10:29 pm

    What a cool idea for doing some big stitching. Thanks for showing us.

  92. 94 Stacey Larson
    December 16, 2013 at 10:33 pm

    So I spent two days at your shop and this Needful thing is still a surprise every day as well as a learning experience. I did learn about the rulers while there and I was very impressed. But you would think after two days at the shop I would have seen these other things. I guess I need a week there. I know I’d love it. 🙂
    Thanks for postings. Its been great seeing all these things I NEED and amazingly don’t have. Can’t wait to see tomorrow. 🙂

  93. 95 Mary C.
    December 16, 2013 at 10:34 pm

    What a great idea for marking!

  94. 96 Carol
    December 16, 2013 at 10:38 pm

    I love to do Big Stitch Hand Quilting. I often use different size plates from the kitchen to mark quilt patterns. The templates would be much easier to use and position. Would love to win these.

  95. 97 Mary Ellen A
    December 16, 2013 at 10:43 pm

    Lisa, I can’t believe how much I look forward to these 12 days of Quilting emails…..fun! This fan template looks like a nice way to mark this design. I like your big stitch quilting with the dark thread.

  96. 98 Kathy J
    December 16, 2013 at 10:52 pm

    What a clever idea! Love anything that makes quilting a little easier!

  97. 99 Cathy J.
    December 16, 2013 at 11:00 pm

    What?! Give up the dinner plate as a marking tool?! No way! LOL

  98. 101 Rachel Friedrichs
    December 16, 2013 at 11:16 pm

    Wow! Those are so cool! I have never seen anything like it. I think that these templates would be useful as I work on my machine quilting techniques.

  99. 102 Barb G.
    December 16, 2013 at 11:26 pm

    What a great idea, I would love to try them out!

  100. 103 Donna Williams
    December 16, 2013 at 11:37 pm

    I have been putting off doing arc like things because I could not find the right tool – until now! These would be a WONDERFUL addition to my growing tool collection. Happy Holidays!

  101. 104 dcw1954
    December 16, 2013 at 11:40 pm

    I have been putting off doing work like this because I could never find the right tool. Until NOW! THose would be a welcome addition, and I would love to have them in my sewing room. Happy Holidays!

  102. 105 Jakey
    December 17, 2013 at 12:08 am

    The tempkares look like a timesaver. I love the pics you post to help display the details of the notion!

  103. 106 Val K
    December 17, 2013 at 12:19 am

    What a great idea! I am glad you are ok and I didn’t accidentally delete your post. Looking forward to seeing the photos of the new studio!

  104. 107 Pamela Miller
    December 17, 2013 at 12:29 am

    What a neat template set! I love all kinds of templates and have never seen these before. Great pictures too.

  105. 108 Sandy
    December 17, 2013 at 1:17 am

    Wow, looks like a great idea. would be very helpful.

  106. December 17, 2013 at 1:22 am

    I love using this quilt pattern and now you have acrylic templates to make it much easier. I love them. What a great friend you have.

  107. 110 Penny
    December 17, 2013 at 1:39 am

    Brilliant!! Just finished Craftsy ‘Hand Quilting’ course so I am looking at frames etc to start practicing. I also bought Cindy’s Machine Quilting course to help improve my machine quilting. She uses a lot of stencils so have spent many hours looking at those ending in confusion. Love the look of Baptist Fans but which size is practicable?

  108. 111 Christine S.
    December 17, 2013 at 1:57 am

    Wow!! I love this! Love a chance to win this one!

  109. 112 Sunnybec
    December 17, 2013 at 4:00 am

    I am a new quilter so still finding my way as far as quilting is concerned, would love to have a go with these though.

  110. 113 Gina
    December 17, 2013 at 4:43 am

    Great idea! Will have to take advantage of this one!

  111. December 17, 2013 at 5:09 am

    I’ve always wanted to handquilt Baptist Fans on one of my many tops, but I’ve been a little scared about getting the arcs even.. These templates look wonderful, should make the job so much easier.

  112. 115 Lena S
    December 17, 2013 at 5:23 am

    That does look like the perfect tool for quilting scrappy blocks. The shape fits the natural arc of your hand. Great job with the posts.

  113. 116 Ann
    December 17, 2013 at 5:31 am

    I love Baptist fan quilting design and this tool seems great for marking. You have great friends that make you awesome tools!

  114. December 17, 2013 at 6:07 am

    I let a friend use my fan templet and she never returned. It might be a good thing now I can buy a new one. Thanks for all your hard work. Bats

  115. 118 Patti O'Donnell
    December 17, 2013 at 6:11 am

    Those look very handy and I love your big stitch! PattiO

  116. 119 Rose
    December 17, 2013 at 6:17 am

    Love the quilt and love the templates. I also was amongst the ones hoping you were okay. Love following your blog, your work is always so beautiful, and your quilting and life adventures fun to read. Thanks for taking the time to keep blogging. I can hardly wait to see the new studio.

  117. 120 Sue H.
    December 17, 2013 at 6:19 am

    These look wonderful!!! I hate marking fan quilting lines but these will make it so much easier. I will be getting these. Thanks Lise.

  118. 121 Sharon Knauer
    December 17, 2013 at 6:45 am

    Love the templates. Would make marking a lot easier. Wish I would have thought of it. Love the blog. Thanks

  119. 122 Michelle F.
    December 17, 2013 at 6:48 am

    These templates are genius! I have tried using a whole template out of plastic and it didn’t work so well. Love your list of needful things.

  120. 123 Sylvia
    December 17, 2013 at 6:50 am

    I kept checking the e-mail between batches of cookies and thought you had taken a turn for the worse. So happy all is well, and you were caught up doing some other ‘Needful Thing’. These look as though they might make the actual quilting so much easier, since I am very ;quilting challenged. Thanks

  121. 124 Kathy
    December 17, 2013 at 6:56 am

    What a great idea!! The fan is one of my favorite quilt patterns but I always have trouble getting the markings exactly right. The fan is so great for both traditional and modern quilts. Really going to have to get a set of these!!

  122. 125 Susan
    December 17, 2013 at 7:13 am

    When I click on the link, I get a popup from CubeCart to login. I don’t have a login or a password.

  123. 126 Nancy in the Finger Lakes
    December 17, 2013 at 7:16 am

    Well, doggone! I’ve wanted a template for baptist fans for a long time but could never find any. I’ll have to get a set. Merry Christmas to me… 🙂

  124. 127 Judy Balek
    December 17, 2013 at 7:32 am

    I love it. This one I have to have. And now I will have to go back and order the other Needful things that I thought were great but some day I would order them.

  125. 128 Janet Kay
    December 17, 2013 at 7:36 am

    Another must have item with the fan template. Keep posting great needfuls!

  126. 129 Diane Beckler
    December 17, 2013 at 7:51 am

    What a great tool! I’ve always liked the fan design but thought it would be to hard to get it so even. This is definitely on my list of must haves. Thank you for constantly sharing so many great ideas, tools, tips and tricks!

  127. 130 Sue
    December 17, 2013 at 7:52 am

    What a great and easy way to draw fans. I love to draw them on the big quilts that I hand sew, but I use cardboard and it is very creased now!! I think I may need to purchase some.

  128. 131 Nora Brough
    December 17, 2013 at 7:54 am

    This template set would be a wonderful tool to have….love it.

  129. December 17, 2013 at 8:03 am

    Fans are my favorite quilting design for anything that feathers would be too fancy. I have always been afraid to try these as my longarm skills are not that great—I hope I can add a YET to the end of this sentence. I would love to order these (after Christmas).

  130. 133 janet
    December 17, 2013 at 8:06 am

    What a super gadget. Today’s my birthday….so this would be the PERFECT gift!!! jmh

  131. December 17, 2013 at 8:14 am

    I`m hanquiltier and I`d be very fun play with these tool and very welcome for someone like me that when I see a curve run.Sure this tools would become one of my fav.

  132. 135 Cathy Weatherford
    December 17, 2013 at 8:24 am

    I love hand quilting. Have not tried a fan pattern. Hope I win this and can try it on my Christmas challenge quilt that will not be finished by Christmas.:)

  133. 136 Dee
    December 17, 2013 at 8:34 am

    Alwayswanted to do a Baptist fan – and love the tool from yesterday – so I am waiting until the end to place my order. Thank you.

  134. 137 Barb Mapes
    December 17, 2013 at 8:35 am

    Having struggled trying to line up a perfect set of fans on my last quilt, this is a great answer to the problem!
    Barb for the Midwest

  135. 138 Charlotte
    December 17, 2013 at 9:44 am

    I love the Baptist Fan quilting pattern – so I sure would enjoy these. Thanks for your posts.

    Charlotte S.

  136. 139 Nancy Amann
    December 17, 2013 at 10:04 am

    I have never seen templates like this before. I am definitely going to buy them! Thanks for sharing this special item and for all of your posts!

  137. 140 Diana Hansohn
    December 17, 2013 at 10:35 am

    Your timing is perfect! I was just wondering the other day how one would mark for this pattern. These templates would be wonderful to have!

  138. 141 Donna W
    December 17, 2013 at 10:54 am

    These look like a must have! Thanks for showing us these new tools.

  139. 142 Judy Berna
    December 17, 2013 at 11:28 am

    Love new tools. Thanks for all the posts showing your needful tools.

  140. 143 Mary Low
    December 17, 2013 at 11:39 am

    Mary L
    I have my order in, can’t wait to try!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  141. 144 Louise N
    December 17, 2013 at 12:12 pm

    Great idea! The dinner plate, lid comment… that’s where I would go!

  142. 145 Sarah
    December 17, 2013 at 12:49 pm

    Cannot wait to try these WITH your big stitch hand-quilting method!

  143. 146 Denise G.
    December 17, 2013 at 1:00 pm

    I love these! I do alot of machine quilting and am always looking for new tools to use (rather that can’s, lids or plates to use as a template). These will work great to use for machine quilting!

  144. 147 DaisyS
    December 17, 2013 at 1:01 pm

    Love your quilting stitches!!! The templates look so easy…so much better than the overlay or a compass (ha !). I can also envision using them for a base of sun rays! Have a good day!

  145. 148 Kathleen C
    December 17, 2013 at 1:15 pm

    I’m a hand quilter and have always loved the appearance of fans across a patchwork quilt. Your templates look like the perfect way to hand quilt a fan design. I’ve used big stitch (not too big) with embroidery floss on casual style liberated quilts; big stitch adn fan quilting go together!Thanks so much for your posts and information.

  146. 149 Susan J
    December 17, 2013 at 1:22 pm

    What a great set of rulers-love the fan effects on quilts-

  147. December 17, 2013 at 2:26 pm

    I love Baptist Fan quilting on quilts and this is an awesome tool!

  148. 151 Lorraine m Isaac
    December 17, 2013 at 3:26 pm

    Very cool, might get me back to hand quilting, love those pressing bars I will be ordering those

  149. 152 Jane
    December 17, 2013 at 4:19 pm

    Great tool to have! I do a lot of hand quilting and this would be perfect. Thank you for posting this!!

  150. 153 Wanda Wolfe
    December 17, 2013 at 5:27 pm

    Wow ,what a unique tool! I love the way the fans look on your quilt. Looks like another must have quilting tool.
    Thanks for sharing!

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