Sunday, 12 March 2017

Where there's a will......

........ there's a way!
To finish the top of my tulip quilt I  needed to cut some more squares and sashing. Well I  found I could move my arm forward with my rotary cutter although it was painful, but then I didn't have enough strength in my arm to cut the fabric!!
DH helped, so I could finish the white edging on the tulip blocks. But it was difficult with me fussing him on how to make sure the ruler was dead on the 1/2" line  for the
1 1/2" sashing.. and then I remembered seeing a combo-ruler cutter in a fabric shop. Good ol'Amazon had loads all different sizes, I tried a bigger one, but I couldn't manoeuvre it, sent it back and bought this one 12"x12"And I can use it with my broken arm, as it doesn't need a lot of pressure, but I can also use it left handed!! Watch this space I have nearly finished hand sewing the main part of the quilt top, I want to edge it with a white sash border and then 'piano keys.' I may tackle them on my machine. I am a happy bunny now I can quilt again.
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6 comments:

Winifred said...

Yes you are a very determined lady! As you say it makes you happy doing the things you enjoy.

Take care and enjoy your quilting.

Joanne Noragon said...

How much better this one is. It's like a paper cutter for fabric! Looking forward to seeing your quilt.

Vickie said...

Necessity is the mother of invention, right?! Good for you!

Cricket-bug Corner said...

Glad you found something that worked!! Looking forward to seeing your quilt!

Mary - Lecoeurceltique said...

It's great that you were able to find and be able to use this option.

Rachel said...

What a great purchase! And a great DH for helping!