Monday, May 20, 2013

A New Toy

It's not often that I succumb to the latest gadget or tool on the market. I figure I have enough to keep me busy without adding any new stuff to the mix.

That said, I had this lovely pile of Kaffe leftovers from a quilt I made a couple of months ago - Erin's Diamonds. And because the quilt was made of diamonds, the scraps were perfectly suited to make a Thimble Quilt.


This brings me to the tool. It's called The Crumbler, and it's a product of Miss Rosie's Quilt Company.


I tried it out this afternoon, and I like it! I think I will make these trial blocks and rows into something.


The top row is 5" wide. The bottom row is 3.5" wide. The directions are very clear about how to stitch them so that a straight line is achieved.


I attached a couple of rows of the 5" thimbles. Looks pretty good! It was as easy as can be. It will be fun to continue using up that stack of scraps. I do think I would like the shorter thimbles better, but there would be so much waste - and I hate the idea of wasting even an inch of KF fabrics!


See what I mean? That's the waste from a 5" thimble; you can see what additional waste there'd be if I cut all these at 3.5". So we shall have 5" thimbles.

I don't know if this project will be my main focus of the next few days or not. I find myself in between things at the moment, so I need to make a decision. This will do. It may turn into something big, or not.

Happy Quilting, Friends!

3 comments:

QuiltSue said...

If you're "in-between" projects at the moment, perhaps you'd like to pop over here and finish one or two things off for me?

Betty Lou said...

This will be stunning and a good use for Kaffe fabrics.

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

I have had my eye on this ruler too... you might have pushed me over the edge! Looks wonderful!!