Thursday, September 22, 2022

It Is The Last Day And My Day Of Queen Of Gadgets

It's the last day and my day of Queen of Gadgets and what a week it has been! There have been so many gadgets shared... I need to go shopping!


If we could count fabric as a gadget, there wouldn't be a crown big enough for us! I used some of these creepy and spooky Halloween fabrics by Benartex for my project. They are from the "Halloween Spirit" collection.


Witchy, Stichy, Boo
"Halloween Spirit"...some of it glows in the dark!



I love gadgets of all kinds, but there might just be a few I've purchased that never got used. Is there a walk of shame for having too many unused gadgets? 

While looking through my gadgets, it became apparent that I have a lot of them. It was too hard to pick out just one favorite, so here are a few favorites of mine.

GADGET #1: Having a Crafter's Edge Crossover II is a winner of a gadget. Cutting out flowers, circles, etc. are a breeze! I used the scalloped circle from the Sugar Skull dies, a circle from the Circles dies, and a flower from the Flower dies for my "Witchy, Stitchy, Boo" quilt.




The minky on the back is incredibly soft and very purple!


GADGET #2: My long time, had-it-forever, can't-live-without-it, cutting ruler is an O'Lipfa 5" x 18" lipped ruler. Love it! With the addition of a handle, it makes cutting easy! Those skeletons on purple make me smile.



GADGET #3: Did you know that those rubber tipped quilting gloves work great for stitching applique. It is so much easier on the hands when doing a lot of applique stitching. In case you didn't know, I DO A LOT OF APPLIQUE PROJECTS! My hands do a happy dance when I use those gloves.


GADGET #4: Using a heatproof pressing sheet to assemble applique pieces before applying to fabric ensures proper placement. Just layout the pieces on the sheet, lightly press, let cool, and remove to place on fabric.


This is the one I use...


GADGETS #5 AND #6: I can't imagine taking on a quilt project without a pretty (and purple) rotary cutter and an even prettier seam ripper. That seam ripper is amazing!


GADGET #7: This was one of those gadget purchases that I had to have and then wasn't sure of. The iron sits on the silicone mat and the binding irons itself as you pull it through the loops. It's actually pretty cool for making binding. My Mini Oliso iron works great with it.


GADGET #8: I was lucky to have my friend buy a new longarm because she sold her old one to me for a really good price (I couldn't refuse, it was that good.) These quilt clips are great for holding the fabric in place!



GADGET #9: My EQ8 is totally up there with my favorite gadgets. I use it all the time!


I used it to design Witchy, Stitchy, Boo.


Ready for a giveaway?
Benartex generously offered this fun bundle of "Halloween Spirit" fat quarters!
One lucky winner!
Enter using the Rafflecopter below.
USA mailing addresses only.
One entry per person.



Check out all the Queens of Gadgets!

September 19

Day Four Of The Queen Of Gadgets And A Giveaway

Two more days of gadgets...it's been so fun! It's Day Four of the "Queen of Gadgets" blog hop and a giveaway. So many fun ways to use those gadgets of ours and maybe see something new. 


Check out the Queens of Gadgets!

Ready for a giveaway?
Benartex generously offered this fun bundle of "Halloween Spirit" fat quarters!
One lucky winner!
Enter using the Rafflecopter below.
USA mailing addresses only.
One entry per person.


Thanks for stopping by!
Please take the time to visit and comment on the blogs to see what they share.
It will be a great way to meet new quilters!

You can find the Queen of Gadgets Pinterest page HERE.

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Day Three Of Queen Of Gadgets And A Giveaway

Who knew there were so many sewing gadgets available! It's Day Three of the "Queen of Gadgets" blog hop and a giveaway. So many fun ways to use those gadgets of ours and maybe see something new. 


Check out the Queens of Gadgets!

Ready for a giveaway?
Benartex generously offered this fun bundle of "Halloween Spirit" fat quarters!
One lucky winner!
Enter using the Rafflecopter below.
USA mailing addresses only.
One entry per person.


Thanks for stopping by!
Please take the time to visit and comment on the blogs to see what they share.
It will be a great way to meet new quilters!

You can find the Queen of Gadgets Pinterest page HERE.

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Day Two Of Queen Of Gadgets And A Giveaway

Yesterday was an incredible view of gadgets! It's Day Two of the "Queen of Gadgets" blog hop and a giveaway. So many fun ways to use those gadgets of ours and maybe see something new. 


Check out the Queens of Gadgets!

Ready for a giveaway?
Benartex generously offered this fun bundle of "Halloween Spirit" fat quarters!
One lucky winner!
Enter using the Rafflecopter below.
USA mailing addresses only.
One entry per person.


Thanks for stopping by!
Please take the time to visit and comment on the blogs to see what they share.
It will be a great way to meet new quilters!

You can find the Queen of Gadgets Pinterest page HERE.

Monday, September 19, 2022

Day One Of The Queen Of Gadgets And A Giveaway

Let the fun begin! It's Day One of the "Queen of Gadgets" blog hop and a giveaway. So many fun ways to use those gadgets of ours and maybe see something new. 


Check out the Queens of Gadgets!

Ready for a giveaway?
Benartex generously offered this fun bundle of "Halloween Spirit" fat quarters!
One lucky winner!
Enter using the Rafflecopter below.
USA mailing addresses only.
One entry per person.



Thanks for stopping by!
Please take the time to visit and comment on the blogs to see what they share.
It will be a great way to meet new quilters!

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Halloween Sewing Happening Here

I will be teaching an applique class (Chills and Thrills tablerunner) on September 30th at Sew Yeah Quilting in Las Vegas. It's an amazing store run by three brothers, Brody, Zach, and Teancum. They have weekly sales on YouTube that are worth watching just to see what these guys are up to! You can find the link to their YouTube channel HERE.

"Chills and Thrills" is free until it's not, so get it while you can HERE.
Creepy Bunny approved!


"Creepy Cauldron" is free HERE.


"Beware Black Cat" is free HERE.


"Halloween Treats" is free HERE.


I love Halloween and have a few more patterns in my Etsy store HERE.

The "Queen of Gadgets" blog hop is coming soon...check back on Monday!


Moosestash Quilting has a blog hop in October that will be full of Halloween projects!


If you love Halloween as much as I do, check out Cackling Stitches on Facebook HERE.
My wicked friends, Joan and Carla, help me keep Halloween going all year on that page!


Get out your brooms...Halloween is coming!

Sunday, September 4, 2022

Queen Of Gadgets Is Coming

I think most of us quilters love a new gadget, right! Well, there's a blog hop coming September 19th to the 23rd that will show you a gadget or two you really MUST have! 

Queen of Gadgets is coming soon! 


Who's participating? Lots of amazing quilters!

September 19
 
September 20
 
September 21
 
September 22
 
September 23

What's your favorite gadget?

In other news...

Joan at Moosestash Quilting is the hostess of our Halloween blog hop this year and she definitely knows how to make it spooky, creepy, and wicked. Are you ready to sign-up and join the fun?

Gremlins, Goblins and Ghouls
Oh My!

October 17 - 21, 2022


What's the challenge?

Joan said, 
"Just put on your witch's hat and see what you come up with"

Send her an email letting her know you want to play along.