Grippy is an aerosol spray that coats plastic, paper, wood, glass or fabric to create a non-slip surface. Perfect on rulers, templates, stencils, rugs, hangers – anything that needs to stay put without sliding. It can be applied again and again to the same surface, yet it’s completely removable with Odif DK5 Cleaner.
Why You’ll Love It: Rulers that slide around make measuring and cutting a risky business. Just spraying Grippy on the underside of rulers and templates renders them nice and stable, letting you cut more accurately. Even non-slide rulers that have lost their grip can be given an extended life. Grippy is slightly translucent, but doesn’t impede visibility, it’s acid free, and it does not stain your rulers or fabric. Net effect: you’ll waste less fabric and produce better blocks!
1. Shake well.
2. Spray a thin layer from 8 inches away. Grippy is slightly white and becomes translucent while drying. The thinner the layer, the more transparent the product.
3. After 1 minute of drying, the non-slip ruler is ready for use.
4. For a more non-slip effect, apply a second coat.
5. If desired, Grippy can be removed with Odif DK5 cleaner.
THE GYPSY QUILTER FELTED WOOL PRESSING MAT!
What It Is and Why We Love It:
100% wool, densely felted to ½” thickness, makes the ideal pressing surface for pieced quilt blocks, appliqués, and embroideries. Why? Because steam penetrates the wool, in effect pressing both sides at once. It also “absorbs” surface irregularities like seam allowances to achieve a perfect press with little effort.
Why You’ll Love It:
The texture of the wool grips the fabric, preventing shifting and distortion. If a knitted project or piece of needlework needs to be blocked, simply pin it to the wool before pressing. The 13½” square size is ideal for most blocks, and it’s handy for keeping by the sewing machine – use a mini-iron for quick pressings during block construction.
Tips: The Wool Pressing Mat can be safely used with a dry iron on any surface. However, when using steam, be sure to place the mat on a surface that won’t be damaged by heat or water (Formica, stone, Corian, ironing board) and avoid wood and painted surfaces. Never use the pressing mat on a cutting mat – the heat will warp it beyond repair. Hang the pressing mat to dry if it feels damp after use, and wash it occasionally in cold water, especially if using spray starch. Most of all, enjoy the ease, convenience, and accuracy that comes with this product!
As you may know, Steam-a-Seam-2-Lite was unavailable for a time because the manufacturer was left without a parchment paper supplier.
The good news is that this great product returned to our inventory and is even better than before!
New Improved Benefits:
A grid aids in tracing.
It's easy to see through and Write on and is now printer friendly.
Gudrun, from Minnesota, and Brigitte, from Werther in the north of Germany, are good dancers, as you can see. (On your mobile device, tap the picture then tap outside it!)
They are also great fabric and pattern designers who have displayed their talents while on visits to Quilty Pleasures! You can find pictures on our Scrap Bag page!
Like Gudrun Erla, Susan Cleveland is based in Minnesota who brings a lot of fun on her visits. She is also featured on our Scrap Bag page!
Piping Hot Binding includes a detailed booklet of instructions, Groovin' Piping Trimming Tool and 5yds cording.
Groovin' Piping Trimming Tool
To create a perfect seam allowance on piping, simply lay the tool over sewn piping with the cording in the groove then cut along the tool's edge with a rotary cutter. Voila ... a perfect seam allowance. The tool is 11.5" in length so I'm able to trim 400" of piping in about 20 minutes! Two grooves are available offering 1/4" and 1/2" seam allowances
Have you tried our WonderFil threads yet? Konfetti (50-wt solids) and Tutti (50-wt variegateds) are fantastic for both piecing and quilting – made of high quality long-staple cottons in a yummy range of colours, they're smooth, strong, and practically lint-free. Spagetti, their 12-wt cotton quilting thread, comes in the yummiest solids imaginable and is perfect for dramatic quilting and thread painting. You'll love them all, guaranteed.
And be sure to try Invisifil, too, for proof that it's time to rethink the old rules about polyester and quilts. Available in amazing colours, this 100-wt thread carries more than its weight: used in the bobbin, it lasts almost forever; used for quilting and appliqué, it just melts into your fabric for texture without threadiness. Try it and become a convert.