It seems like I haven't minded this blog very well. I am trying to do better....New Year's resolution and all! I wanted you to know that I haven't been sleeping all winter so am showing you one of our latest developments. It is our QuiltSoup Block Board and is designed specifically for hand appliquers. This board is just right to place your work on your lap when you are stitching. For me, it kind of "shims" the block up to a height that help saves my neck when stitching. The front is heavily padded and serves as a place to stick your needle and a couple of pins. The back surface is made from coated fabric that reminds me of outdoor tablecloths. It is not an oil cloth but is sort of plasticized. Maybe you can see the back of the board in this photo. It is the one at the top. It is a good work surface to trace templates on. It "buttons" down with velcro corner tabs.The back is covering a sandpaper surface that helps stablize the fabric when you are marking the seam allowance for applique patches.
I wanted to have a good quality (the buy it once philosophy), pretty board to take with me wherever I go to stitch. This board fits the bill. We will be taking advance orders beginning February 1, 2009. Look for the notice in our February newsletter.
I am wishing you all a wonderful 2009. Can't wait to show you what's arriving in the mail in the next few days!!
Posted by QuiltSoup at 11:17 AM