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Hera Marker in use

Marking My Quilt Tops with a Hera Marker

Hera Marker in use

I have used many things to mark my quilt tops for quilting, but these days I use a Hera Marker most frequently. For straight line quilting I used to use painter’s tape. I would mark the line across the quilt with a length of this tape and stitch beside it. It works great. Until it doesn’t. Sometimes I accidentally stitch over the edge of the tape and I’m left looking for tweezers to pull the little pieces of tape off.

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Willy Loman collage

#myquiltcouldlivehere- Willy Loman Quilt

 

When I feel creatively stuck it really helps me to look back at the quilts I’ve made and create a #myquiltcouldlive here collage with them. A bit like revisiting an old friend, spending some time with these quilts reminds me of when I formed the initial idea in my head or when I worked through a design problem that I was feeling challenged by when making it. I believe every quilt we make, even the ones we really don’t like, teaches us something.

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