Click!–Saturday Reading

Click Magazine, Photography

A few months ago, I subscribed to a new magazine, Click. It is a beautiful magazine “for the modern photographer” with pages of how-to articles, product reviews, and of course, lovely photos!

Click Magazine, Photography

It is the kind of magazine–like Real Simple, or Martha Stewart Living-– that one is thrilled to find in the mailbox…

Click Magazine, Photography

It is a magazine that I look forward to reading with a glass of lemonade wine at the end of a busy week…

Click Magazine, Photography

I don’t subscribe to many magazines…but I am happy I ordered this one. Like most of you, I spend way too much time in front of a computer screen– so I find it all the more enjoyable to have a book or a magazine in my hands!

PS…You can get a free sample of the magazine HERE (Unfortunately, it is a digital sample….)

My Secret Weapon for Free Motion Quilting

Free Motion Quilting Tip

Like most Free Motion Quilt enthusiasts, I have tried every product that claims to aid in creating even stitching… I have used aloe on my fingers, small red hoops…and the dreaded white gloves…

Free Motion quilting tip

Why do I say dreaded?  I know a lot of you love them– But you have to admit…every time you don them—your nose begins to itch, your phone rings, or you have to go to the bathroom…

They drive me crazy!  I get claustrophobic just thinking about them!  ( I do use one white glove on my right hand for pin-basting large quilts–when my hand gets sore from pinching the pins closed.)

Free Motion quilting tip

There are only two products that I really love for free motion quilting: The Supreme Slider (read about that HERE) and Viking Husqvarna’s Free Motion Guide Grip. Viking’s Guide Grip is larger than other hoops and because it is not a full circle hoop, it is easier to move during stitching.    The curved handles are very comfortable for my hands–(allowing my hand muscles to relax)  and the two rubber strips on the bottom of the guide hold the quilt beautifully—No need for hot and sticky little white gloves!

Free Motion quilting tip

I purchased my hoop for $50 at JoAnn fabrics several years ago–and I really think my quilting is improved because of it.   (JoAnn’s sells Viking sewing machines.)

Free Motion quilting tip

Here is Viking’s Website: Husqvarna Viking

While this post may sound like a commercial–I am not affiliated with Viking in any way…just thought I’d pass along one of my favorite free motion quilting products–My Secret Weapon!

Don’t forget to visit the Tabs above, including the Quilts/Tutorials and the Bookshelf…I have been updating them…lots of news you can use!