Tuesday, August 19, 2014

My New Quilting Toy(s)!

I came home from the Piecemaker's Quilt Show in Galesburg, Illinois, with a few new quilting gadgets. Just like our stashes...we can never really have enough quilting toys can we? This seems very clever to me, and I think I'm going to love having The Strip Stick in my quilting bag o' tricks.

Ellen's Quilting Corner was set up across from my booth where I was selling and signing my books from The Bunco Club Series. During a lull in the action I moseyed over to check out her demo. Surprise Surprise...I was hooked!

Shop owner Ellen demo-ing The Strip Stick.
You know how sometimes (like ALL the time) other seams that are close by get in the way of the seam you are trying to iron? This little stick takes care of that problem and it also gives you perfectly pressed seams. I am a stickler for ironing/pressing while I'm sewing and I can't wait to put this guy to use!

Place The Strip Stick underneath the seam you want to press.....

...and start pressing. It's that easy!
Seams can be pressed open or closed.....
...from the front or the back.
See that cute little iron? Yeah, I bought one of those too!
In my defense my little iron that I use at retreats died on me, and I'm not crazy about using my full-sized iron in a confined space at camp.

Back to The Strip Sticks, they were so reasonably priced...I bought two! One is 18-inches and one is 45-inches. With Quilt Camp only a month away, I'm getting pretty excited about sewing for five days straight!

I love supporting our quilt shops.
If you're interested in The Strip Sticks, here is Ellen's contact info (she ships):
Ellen's Quilting Corner
123 Broadway
West Burlington, Iowa 52655


  1. I've seen the strip sticks, but, I've never tried them. Hope they work well for you.

  2. Thanks Cheryl, I'll keep everyone posted. Quilt camp is about three weeks away so I'm sure they'll get a lot of use!