Favorite tools and tips

My most used and favorite tool hands down is my Tucker Trimmer. I use it for most everything and if anything ever happens to hubby I might even marry it. If I could attach a needle to it, I’d sew with it. It’s a wonderful tool! Here is Deb Tucker explaining her 3 Tucker Trimmer Rulers. Although they are designed to square up pieces with diagonal lines, I use it to actually cut my pieces. It’s so much easier than using a large, unwieldy ruler. The Tucker Trimmer I has full and half-inch increments and the II uses ¼ and ¾ spacings. Oh, if only there was a TT that cut 3/8, 5/8 and 7/8 increments! (But I have found a ruler for that and will talk about it in my next post). The Tucker Trimmer III is her largest ruler and can square up pieces up to 13″. If you want to snag one of these wonderful babies for yourself, you can get them here:

I use my Tucker Trimmer every time I sew. Every. Single. Time! So, if you’re a newbie like me (or even an old hand at quilting) and want to make your life easier, here ya go!