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kittywise Wed 01-Dec-10 11:43:47

what you would want on your quilting christmas present list

Niecie Wed 01-Dec-10 12:32:05

Assuming you had a proper rotary cutter, mat and rulers, books are always good. Or my mother is asking for one of those mini irons that you can use just to iron little bits of applique.

Maybe a basting gun although some people don't like them. One brand I think makes bigger holes than other so you would have to research.

Some top of the range scissors - ones with very sharp tips for applique work. They aren't cheap but are worth the money imo.

Or a fabric selection - either a set of fat quarters or a jelly roll. The buyer would have to know their taste though.

Just off to Hobbycraft for a pressie for DS so if will report back if anything provides further inspiration.grin

MumsieNonna Wed 01-Dec-10 13:48:46

Everything Niecie said plus a walking foot. They are amazing. Cost about £30-40 and it stops the layers of fabric going under the presser foot unevenly so you get perfect seams. And I would add a bias binding gadget and safety pins.

kittywise Wed 01-Dec-10 14:20:55

Oh thanks, I have cutters, mats. Have got a walking foot, yes they are very expensive but sooo necessary.
Yes,
mini iron and board
aplique scissors yes

I think I'm going to have to get a basting gun. I can't stand all the pinning and I can't seem to get the back tight enough. But there are lots. I'll have to delve.

I don't know about bias binding. I make my own for the quilt edges, but that's not bias binding Could you explain its uses?

I am having problems with the bondweb I bought. The unused stuff has come apart, so is useless. What's a good bonding medium. I'm not using bondaweb again!

Thankssmile

Material........ oh lord, that's a never ending need!!

Quiltingmoomin Wed 01-Dec-10 21:47:25

I want some gingher scissors... A thread spool holder ... A software upgrade for my machine... If I didn't already have it I'd ask for EQ7 design software, it's brilliant. And some clear template plastic. Ooooo and I've seen a die cutter that wld be a luxury buy. And books. I cld go on...

bran Wed 01-Dec-10 21:55:48

A Horn cabinet. I love mine.

Niecie Wed 01-Dec-10 22:24:58

Oh yes,I forgot the die cutter. Isn't it about £300 - newish on the market?

The small version of this?

What a wonderful thing. You could practically mass produce perfect quilt tops at the drop of a hat! smile

kittywise Wed 01-Dec-10 22:33:47

The horn cabinet looks wonderful. Luckily I have a HUGE table to work on and mess upblush

I need tips on not getting pukhers at cross over quilting seams... anyone?

Has anyone used a hera marker?

kittywise Wed 01-Dec-10 22:35:33

puckers even!

Quiltingmoomin Thu 02-Dec-10 10:29:30

OMG niecie I had no idea it was THAT price!

Niecie Thu 02-Dec-10 11:03:17

Yes, Santa would have to be very very kind wouldn't he?! smile

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