A long winter's nap



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!!

6 comments:

Jackie said...

The board looks great! I am also looking forward to seeing what is in the mail.

Nana Mary said...

Hey, Barb- I want to buy one of your new Quilt Soup applique boards. Do you have a price set for them as yet? Sincerely, The Lovely, Young Assistant-

amitietextiles said...

Hi Barbara, don't worry about not updating your blog, i think your creations are much more important.

PamKittyMorning said...

Super cute, makes me wish I was an applique person!

the Material Girls Quilts said...

barbara,
I want one!! Just let me know when its ready. Tell Mark I have an opening for an errand boy, I will even let him be employee of the month!
Nadine

amy said...

OOohh, your block board is SOOOOooo pretty, Barbara! It sounds like it has the perfect features. I use my June Tailor cutting/ironing board for applique, but yours sounds much more appealing! Can't wait!