When I went to Rochester to see Lori and Connie last weekend, I planned to stop at Pine Needles Quilt Shop. I was looking for some binding clips or sewing clips. As I’ve been sewing the mystery, I’ve needed more. I had a small set a blog reader gifted me but they are all being used holding UFO blocks. I had another set with larger clips but I only have 15 or so of them and that’s not enough for the mystery blocks…So, I wanted some more.
Well I ended up late to meet Connie, we excited to see and completely forgot about wanting the binding clips.
I did end up buying some fabric. I didn’t intend to and then I saw the clearance rack and batik was on there that could work for binding the mystery quilt..so I bought it. And you know how it goes, you buy one thing and the flood gate open. Luckily is was just a quick open and shut and I only ended up with these two fabrics.
Connie had been shopping in the store before I got there so she was showing me cute, cute stuff. I was busy admiring some of the projects and I particularly liked a bag made with pineapple blocks.
We chatted. I found the ruler to make the pineapple blocks, had it my hand to buy it and then put it back. I told myself I never end up using the rulers…besides the store was closing and I was more interested in chatting with Connie than shopping.
Well I got home and realized I forgot all about the binder clips. It completely slipped my mind. I really wanted some so I ended up on Amazon and placed an order. Notice I got more than only binder clips….
I got THESE large binder clips as those are my preferred size. They were 50 for $10.99. I didn’t think that was bad.
I ended up getting THESE smaller ones in the tin. They were $7.99 for 100 small, 10 large and the tin. I didn’t think that was bad either.
Previous to this I rarely used the clips but with the mystery I got used to using them and like using them. Kelli has the smaller sized ones and uses them all the time to clip Georgia’s outfits together. She’s often getting her ready early in the morning and this way, the outfit pieces are already matched.
The clips are so handy.
Well being I was ordering I decided that I wanted to check out that pineapple ruler. I was able to find it on Amazon…but still wasn’t sure if I wanted to spend the money and buy it.
I ended up watching this video…and after that, I was pretty much sold on buying the ruler. If the video doesn’t show up in the post follow this LINK.
The thing I loved was that I could sew the side fabrics without having to cut them first!! What a time saver! I can work directly from my scrap bucket. SCORE!! Here is an Amazon link for the ruler. I got the mini one that makes 4,5,or 6″ blocks. There is a larger one HERE that makes 6, 8, or 10″ blocks.
Then I watched this video and ended up putting the ruler in my Amazon cart. If the video doesn’t show up in the post, find the video HERE.
Well then I got to looking at more videos and ended up seeing this video.
Find the video HERE is it’s not embedded in the post.
So yes…I ended up buying that ruler HERE from Amazon. This ruler as well lets me use scraps directly from my scrap bucket with no cutting first. I can’t tell you how excited I am about each of the rulers. I so love working with scraps but I find it hard to spend all of the time trimming them down. I think this will be a WIN for me.
So…I didn’t spend a lot at the quilt shop as I got there so late they were closing but I did spend plenty later….and that’s my stash report for this week.