My favourite quilting tool is my green painters tape. I use it for so many things in my quilting. One of which is marking my rows after I’ve finalized my setting on my design wall. However I always feel bad about the waste of tape each time because I find it really is a one time use.
Sometimes I think if I just take the blocks down and keep them in their row piles I won’t mess up my rows – so far I’ve only been right ONCE. Meaning, I had to do a lot of unpicking to fix my mistake – mistakes.
I started to think what I could possibly use as row markers instead of the green tape, little paper bits or just trying my luck. I got to thinking about those metal price tags that some stores have – they have a hole in them where I thought I could put a safety pin. So I headed over to my friendly neighbourhood Staples and found some.
I numbered them from 1-15 and put arrows on them showing which way they should be pressed. So far they’ve been very helpful.
Usually I just put the tag on the safety pin I use to keep the row together – but in this case I had the row together first and I put the tag on afterwards.
What is your favourite tool to use for marking your rows?