Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Tool time with Corrie and her what is STICKY challenge lol ( 2 guests today)

Hello Everyone!
I'm Corrie from Quilt Taffy.
And no,
it's not taffy or Barney.
It's one of my favorite sewing tools --
the amazing Sewing Edge.

Impressive, I know.
In real life, it is purple, trust me.

It's a thin strip of vinyl that is sticky on one side
and is reusable.
Sewing Edge is from Qtools by Marci Baker.

And I use them

You place them anywhere you want
on your sewing machine to guide the fabric.

For example, you can place it at 1/4" for block piecing or
at 5/8" for garments
and it helps you
keep an accurate seam allowance.

It's great for beginning quilters because often
they don't have a 1/4" foot,
but they're ready to sew
right now.

I also use these a lot with 4-H kids & my own children.

You can use them on rulers.

If you need to cut strips or squares,
you can quickly see which line you want instead
of peering at the tiny numbers each time.

What else do they do?
They'll help you lose 10 pounds.
Just put over the opening of the box or
chocolate chip bag
& don't eat.
How easy is that?
I also find them
in child rearing.

Hey, I think that's the trick -- this
is the better way to lose 10 pounds.

To Madame Samm,
Thank you for letting me participate in January Tool Time!
It's fun seeing what gadgets people use & recommend.
The right tools can make all the difference.

We invite you to visit our blog
--we have tutorials & a giveaway every Thursday.
And come visit us at
quilttaffy.com for fabric, precuts, notions & more

The sewing edge is available on our site.


  1. Gotta love the sewing edge!
    Hi Corrie!

  2. Well look at all the versatility that comes with those! I love the idea of marking the ruler! I need some!

  3. "Barney is a dinosaur from our imagination", still remember the cartoons we used to watch. By the way I want to know how to make a ruler with sewing edge. I also want to know how this can be used to protect jewelry like Sapphire Rings? By wrapping may be!

  4. I have never heard of this~ i am new to quilting and just starting to acquire some things. Nice!

  5. I enjoyed your post. I haven't seen Sewing Edge before. Who would have thought there would be so many uses for it!

  6. Whew! I'm glad this wasn't about that purple dinosaur. We aren't fans of him here. I haven't tried your favorite too yet, I have a 1/4" foot, but perhaps I should give it a whirl for the child rearing part.

  7. Thanks Corrie & Madame Samm for some insight on this purple edge sticky stuff....now all I need in the sewing machine...lol But when I do I will give it a try I am all for making life a little easier.....

  8. Corrie I loved your post. :) I actually have some of this product and use it on rulers but never thought about the sewing machine to make a seam guide. I love the idea though so thanks! blessings, marlene

  9. Good Morning Corrie...ok, now that is a pretty cool tool...and it is has multiple functions...why is it the simplest things has a in a wow! lol

  10. LOL...the only thing I don't see is a piece of it on hubby's mouth?!?!? what's up with that? =) Love it...and I actually think it'd be great for my 1/4" seams. Thanks for sharing about it with us.

  11. Too funny -- the other uses you've found for the purple sticky tape!

  12. I have some of these.....great suggestions for it!

  13. This looks like a great idea. I've often seen the tip of putting tape on the bed or your sewing machine to mark the sewing line but, I just cannot put anything sticky onto my machine. I just can't do it. This however, looks like a great idea. And using it on the rulers is another great idea.

    Thanks for the heads up on this and your informational post.

  14. Corrie, I wear multifocal contacts and this will help me to read my rulers easier, and I had been wanting to try something like this for straighter seams, even though I do have a quilting foot. I didn't waste any time and made a purchase from your Etsy shop. Thanks!

  15. LOVE IT! Specially good to cover the chocolate chips ;)

    Thanx for the ideas!

  16. brilliant ideas!! i love mine for switching between quilting and garments. good post Corrie DAwn!

  17. What a cute post! Love that product.

  18. Had to comment ~ what a great sense of humor ~ love the little boy with the tape on his mouth and all the things one can do with this tape!

  19. what a cool tool! thanks for sharing

  20. I have some and it's yellow and/or orange. Very helpful to someone who can't sew a straight line.
    Gmama Jane

  21. With all of those uses, I can see this is a tool that I need! Thanks for the heads up!

  22. Great post. Let's see a dozen on the frig, 2 dozen on the pantry door...
    Beckie in Brentwood, TN

  23. you are so silly, Corrie! I have a friend who is new to quilting--this would make a great gift--thanks for the idea!!

  24. I did not know about this, going to get some quick!

  25. Corrie...
    What a fabulous post!
    Love all your fun photos!
    Thanks for sharing your ideas.

  26. Thanks for sharing a tool that will keep us all on the straight and narrow...haha
    I really do like the sewing edge, I've been looking for something like that for a while.
    I appreciate that you took the time to share.

  27. I need to try that Corrie - especially on my featherweight and when I'm using a machine I'm not used to.

  28. I need to get my granddaughter some of this!

  29. Lol! I love those Quilt Taffy girls!


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