A box-ful of essential notions for all your sewing and quilting needs by Jean Boyd March 12, 2018 written by Jean Boyd March 12, 2018 680 It’s always so exciting when the delivery truck shows up at the door with a big box of supplies! The latest box was full of sewing, quilting and craft products from great and reliable brands like the whole line of UNIQUE notions, HeatnBond stabilizers, Heirloom and Gütermann threads to name a few. These products can be found in many of your favorite quilt and sewing shops. Here’s a sneak preview of what was in the box. Who knew there were so many types of interfacing and stabilizer? I’ll be using several of these products over the next few weeks so you’ll be able to see how versatile they are. A selection of HeatnBond interfacings and stabilizers I love these sampler boxes of thread by Gϋtermann. They come in primary colors and neutral colors. They would be perfect for taking to retreats or on vacation – you’d always have the color you needed. The smaller package of thread on the right contains 7 spools of thread made from recycled polyester bottles. According to the label, you can make 1100 yds of sewing thread from just one recycled plastic bottle. What a great idea! And of course we always need a thread ripper. There are 3 different styles here including one that has a plastic end designed to wipe away those little loose ends of thread from your ripped-out seam. An essential assortment of Gϋtermann thread, thimbles and seam rippers I also received a supply of cutting tools including a 45 mm rotary cutter, thread snips and ultra sharp scissors. The plastic bags on the left contain Clever Clips in 2 different sizes. These can be used instead of pins when working with thick or bulky fabrics. Be sure to watch the video showing how to use these clips. Clever Clips, Komfort Kut rotary cutter, Heirloom Flat Head pins, thread snips and scissors Sewing and Quilting Clips – YouTube Are those little clips a good addition to the sewing room? You be the judge! There were also some patterns for tote bags and accessory holders in my goody box. I have some scraps left from a previous project, so I’ll start my first project using this ellie mae Pretty Pieced Purses pattern. Be sure to check back tomorrow to see how I adapted this pattern to make my own version of this tote bag. ellie mae Pretty Pieced Purses pattern #K177 This is part 1 of 5 in this series. [shareaholic app=”follow_buttons” id=”23735596″] Print this page or save as a PDF 0qs198gutermannheatnbondnotionsthreadsunique FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinRedditWhatsappTelegramEmail Jean Boyd Jean has been designing and publishing patterns since 1997. For the past several years she has been designing patterns for new fabric collections by Northcott Fabrics. Her work has been published in several magazines in both Canada and the United States. Jean holds a Fiber Arts Certificate in quilting and has taught extensively throughout Canada, including six national Quilt Canada conferences. She was named "Canadian Teacher of the Year" in 2003 by the Canadian Quilters Association and has won numerous awards for her quilts. previous post Adding interest with linear quilting that isn’t so linear next post Sewing the ellie mae tote bag – my way! YOU MAY ALSO LIKE... How to applique houses and landscapes with HeatnBond HeatnBond EZ Print Lite makes printing out applique... Quilt a table topper for all seasons –... An easy way to make an embroidered wall... 7 simple steps to lovely wool applique |... How to transfer designs to fabric | DMC... 6 easy steps to add glamour to your... Sewing a hanging sleeve to your quilt, the... Repurposing men’s shirt fabrics | Quilt-as-you-go scrappy mug... 1 comment Kathy Lambert March 17, 2018 - 2:41 am Love pretty pieced purses. Reply Leave a Comment Cancel Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Δ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.