IT IS AMAZING what we think we have to have to turn out a beautiful quilt. Yes I have a lot of gadgets, rulers, machines, and a huge stash. In my sewing area I have a quilt hanging on my wall that was made by my Great, Great, Grand Mother using paper, pencil, needle thread, thimble (I have her well worn thimble in my collection), scissors, and worn out cloths. It was made to be used and it was. It is now worn out, some pieces are missing. I remember it being on the back of my Great Grandmothers' couch, my Grandmother hung it on the wall, she refused to fix the holes, saying that quilt earned all its battle scars from a long, loved, useful life, it had aged with dignity, and earned its retirement. My Mom kept it in her cedar chest. It is back on the wall in my house to be enjoyed by all and a reminder to me of all the love my grandmothers put into there quilts. She still has her holes, but I don't care, she earned them.