Friday, November 25, 2011

My New Goodies - I'm Stoked! - Upgrade Time

Hey Yall,

The day before Thanksgiving I bought myself some new sewing goodies.  I hardly ever buy myself anything new but since my twin commissioned me to make her a Christmas throw quilt, I felt that warranted some new & upgraded stuff and I wanted to share!  I also needed a hard surface to support my cutting mat so I went to Lowe's and got a 2'x4' board of I think he called it pressedwood.  Its almost 1 inch thick.  So I had him cut it in half so that they would be bigger than my new cutting mat.  I didn't take a picture because I felt it was nothing worth taking a picture of.  But I do love my boards and they make cutting so much easier.  The past couple of days I stacked them on top of one another to raise my cutting mat up a bit higher.

The rotary cutter is made with the new Titanium 45mm blades.  The package says it's preferred by Quilters and 3 times as strong and more durable.  I LOVE MY NEW ROTARY CUTTER!  My old cutter was hurting my hands.  I also bought some clear rubber gripper dots to put under my new cutting ruler because my old one kept sliding and my cuts were not precise.  I have the rubber dots in each corner and every 4 inches at the edges.  Let me tell you, these grippers make a world of difference!  My ruler is not sliding!  I chose this new cutting mat for the colors and the size.





 My cat Antar was pawing at my ruler when I was trying to take a picture, as seen above.


6 comments:

  1. This may be a stupid question.. but is there a quilty reason or just an aesthetic reason that the cutting board has two pretty colors?

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  2. Hey Mommarock! Great Question! It's just for looks. There was another one that was the same color on both sides for $1 cheaper but I got this one because of the pretty colors.

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  3. How fun! I'm sure you will have lots of great times with your new toys.

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  4. Great new toys! I have a mat that is yellow on one side and green on the other.....I like your colors better :)

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  5. Good for you! Enjoy your new toys!

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  6. I'm really glad to hear you like your new rotary and titanium blades. I certainly like mine. I should probably get rid of my old rotary cutters, but I've put some in misc project bags so I always make sure I have one with me when I go someplace. Still, I think that is a bad excuse and I need to find a home for them (my sewing room doesn't have much room to store things I don't use).

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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