Sunday Stash #207 – Do You Have a Notion?
Notions aren’t always the most exciting things to talk about, are they? However, they really are the items that allow us to turn our most favourite thing (ahem, fabric) into a full range of delightful creatures. Can you imagine that zipper pouch without a zipper?! Or trying to sew anything without a fresh needle? Or my personal favourite notion, the Hera marker aka tracing spatula to … what? This is probably the one item that I speak to people about and they proceed to tell me they’ve never tried it. Sometimes, they don’t even know what it is. As you can see, I have several, and like my kids, I always love one more than another.
I picked up all of these items to do some further investigative work about what works for me. I primarily use Hera markers to mark the sew lines on my HSTs, and sometimes to mark lines for quilting. With so many of them on the market, I decided to buy all that I could find and see which I like best. I’ll definitely report back on my findings. If only there were a way to combine all three! Also, those zippers are actually invisible zippers which I’ve never tried out before, but it’s time to pull a bunny out of a hat and actually make them disappear! As for those hand sewing needles, well my friend Kate suggested I try them out, and who am I to argue with experience. So do you have notions that I shouldn’t be living without? Let me know in the comments so I can make all my quilty dreams come true!