Valerie shares with you some of the gadgets that make her patchwork life easier.
What a wonderful range of products there are now in the qult shops to help us make our patchwork projects with ease and get a better result.
Here are just a few that Valerie feels are particularly useful (and she uses too!)
Extra Fine pins – by Clover – these will help you make your patchwork piecing more precise as they don’t distort the fabric at the seam junctions
Heat Press – a easy way to join your wadding pieces, – even polyester! – so you can use up all those bits (saves time on the traditional way of sewing them together – which when Valerie started patchwork was the only way of getting pieces big enough for your quilt!)
Unpick with eraser – Seamfix – this helps you get rid of those little straggly bits of threads that are left when you unpick (happens to be best of us!)
Small version (sold individually – pot luck on colour!)
Pins with Numbers – helps you to keep your blocks and rows in order – one for the gadget minded.
All these should be available in your local shop, but if not them click through to find them with us.