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Busy day here at IHAN...sorry this post is up so late in the day. If it ya really want to know...I've been working on it all day between everything else I do :)
IHAN Nation with Janet Platt from Quick Points Rulers. Yes, she is the genius behind those amazing Quick Points Rulers and now the Scallop Rulers too. Janet is one smart cookie .... there is no other way these rulers would have been thought of...they are really great tools in my book.
Before I go further, I'd be terribly remiss if I didn't introduce you to Brian, Janet's really fun and helpful husband! Ya always got to point out the great ones!
Quick Points Ruler Booth, Houston 2011
The photos are out of order...but you probably would not know unless you were following me around....I think there was only one person with me...Karin....so pretend you know all about the out of order photos, OK?
(This is surely one of the things I notice while at Market or Shows: I am always making sure the person is actually using the tool right there in front of me...so I can see if there is anything that may be dificult for me to do when I get home. I don't like those demo's where everything has been pre-made and you are shown just the samples. How do I know it really works or if when I get home, I'll be so frustrated that I don't ever use the product. If they are not actually cutting/stitching/ironing etc. I ask if I can do it...I have to be sure it is what it says it is and will do what it is advertised to do.)
Quick Points Ruler and the Scallop Ruler. I should probably tell ya that Janet also has the Teflon Pushers that help make your scallops smooth when you turn them right side out.
Scallop Ruler and is turning it right side out.
This is a beautiful table topper Janet has made. Not only is it fun...but check out the scallop edges....so much cheer was added with that one addition.Scallop Ruler and the trim on the outside is too.
Want some deep scallops? Check out this really great apron Janet made. I just love that apron.
Ok, I do know this is another apron...LOL :)
This is a baby quilt...the scallops are turned inward...neat isn't it?
Back to Janet's booth now.
Quick Points Ruler booth, Janet was out shopping. David was sitting and pressing all the prairie points he would manage. Ya gotta love a husband who will sit and demo for you while you are out shopping!!
Now, on to Jillily Studio Booth
This is a demo of Jill's Appli-Glue. There were a few excellent points about the Appli-Glue that I thought folks would want to know about. First, it is acid free and water soluble. The dry Appli-Glue will even dissolve when soaked in water. I really liked the tip on the glue bottle. The tip is tapered so when you stop squeezing the bottle, the glue gets pulled back into the bottle and doesn't dry in the tip. I have had that happen with other glues and I really don't like that one little bit.
Above you can see the tiny dots of glue being used...they stick very nicely to the next leave and to the background fabric too. If you are in need of some new applique glue...I definitely recommend the Appli-Glue.Poke-A-Dots. Can you guess what they are for? The gal in her booth asked me that when I walked up and I immediately replied, " they are finger thimbles". I guess a lot of folks don't know what they are. (On a personal note...ya gotta love that they are red :). They have adhesive on the back and you put it on the tip of your finger when you are doing hand stitching. You use that finger to push your needle through the fabric. They have a textured surface which makes it really nice for pulling a needle through fabric too. Have you ever had a dog-of-a-time pulling your needle through (be honest)? The Poke-A-Dots grip very well and makes it much easier to pull that needle though. They can be used over and over again because of the quality adhesive that is on the back. I typically park it back on the paper and use them over and over again.
I hope you are having a wonderful weekend! I'll be gone tomorrow to the Machine Embroidery Guild to demo all my Sizzix Cutters. You know I won't pre-cut that fabric before I go....I'll have it ready to go and I'll let them cut the fabric so they can see how nicely the Sizzix Fabric Cutters work!