It was my birthday this month, and one of my daughter’s, too. Luckily her birthday is just four short days after mine so her special day eclipses mine, which is just how I like it now that getting a year older isn’t quite as fun as it used to be. I treated myself to lots of quilting related presents this month…
Did you know that you can get a pair of Gingher shears on Amazon for between $20-$23, which is a lot off the price at craft store? Amazon has other pretty good quilting deals. A pack of 5 Olfa 45mm rotary cutter blades will only run you $14-$15. Add them to your cart and watch the price fluctuate up and down, then snag them when you think it’s a good price.
Speaking of scissors, I tried sharpening my old pairs with the tin foil and sandpaper methods, but neither worked. The Gingher shears are much heavier than the Fiskars brand I used before, but they slice through several layers of fabric like a hot knife through butter. Plus I’m pretty sure my husband can sharpen them in our electric knife sharpener if they go dull.
In the spirit of birthdays, I thought I’d give away 4 fat quarters of my favorite prints from the Cotton + Steel fabric lines that came out earlier this year, a little thank you for reading my blog! Your comments really brighten my day and encourage me to keep creating.
So if you’ve left a comment on my blog in 2014, leave a comment here to be entered in the drawing. This giveaway is open to all followers, US and international. The winner will be drawn on Wednesday, October 1st. Thank you for reading my blog and good luck!