Sunday, January 20, 2008
The World's Most Unnecessary Quilting Tool
Looking through catalogs lately I've seen several contenders for this title, but today I found the winner in the Keepsake Quilting catalog: a ruler to cut bindings. One end is straight (you line it up with the edge of the fabric for straight bindings), and one end is cut at a 45 degree angle (you line it up with the fabric for bias bindings). You can buy this ruler in 2 1/4" width or in 2" width. Now since all rulers will cut a 2 or 2 1/4 inch strip, and all rulers have a 45 degree line, WHY IS THIS NECESSARY? Each ruler costs $13.50, so for less than $30, you can have two unneeded tools! My choice for runner-up would be those pins with arrows pointing left and right and up and down. Any other nominations out there?