Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Happy mail, Simplicity style



Ah, Happy Mail, how I love you. A couple of months ago, the wonderful folks at Simplicity sent me some of their quilting tools to try out. Since this summer was a bit of a madhouse, I haven't had the time to use them as much as I have wanted to, but I'm going to set time aside each week to try them all and give you a full report on each one.




I have already used my 6.5" x 12.5" Simpli-EZ Ruler, and it has quickly become one of my favorite tools. I especially love that it includes measurements in eights. It's also marked in such a way that both right handed and left handed people can use it with ease. You can see that I've already written my name on it, so at sew-ins and classes everyone knows it's mine. ;)




I'm most excited to try out the Simpli-EZ Double Wedding Ring template. I saw it demonstrated by Darlene Zimmerman, who designed the tool (and many others in the Simplicity line) at Quilt Market in the spring, and it was seriously amazing. She is a genius! I've always wanted to tackle a double wedding ring quilt, but I've honestly been a little scared too. So, that's what I'm starting with. Stay tuned for my report!

I'm also working with Simplicity on another project and I can't wait to tell you about it. They have been so great to work with, and I'm really excited about what we have in the works.

P.S. Please forgive my dark photos. It's a rainy day here in Ohio today!
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