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Thread: Quarter inch seam marker

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    Quarter inch seam marker

    Hi Everyone -

    I saw a special tool at a quilting friend's house and am looking to buy this but can't find it online. She did not know what it is called and she purchased it a long time ago, so we are not sure it still exists but it's super handy.

    It looks like a penny with a hole in the center. You stick your pencil in the hole and then drag the penny back and forth along your ruler edge to get the 1/4 inch line for making templates.

    I have the 1/4 inch marker that is a long plastic tube, but has anyone seen this penny thing? It's way better than the tube as it's so flexible.

    Thanks for any feedback on this...

    Lainey

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    http://www.dritz.com/brands/showcase...p?ITEM_NUM=C94

    That was weird.

    Anyway, it's available at Joann's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTS View Post
    http://www.dritz.com/brands/showcase...p?ITEM_NUM=C94

    That was weird.

    Anyway, it's available at Joann's.
    Thankyou - I'm not able to get to a Joann's so am searching Dritz and also Joanne online but not finding this penny marker. Do you know what it is called so I can search it and buy online?

    I appreciate your help.

    Lainey

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    The Quilter's Wonder Wheel

    Many online shops sell it as well.
    But shipping would probably be more than the wheel.
    It only cost a couple of bucks.

    Here's another online store.
    http://www.amazon.com/Quilters-Wonde...s+wonder+wheel

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    i hadn't seen this item before. thanks for posting about it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnNan View Post
    i hadn't seen this item before. thanks for posting about it.
    Ooh, I just ordered two from Amazon, thank you so much - yes, Nancy you wouldn't believe how fun and handy this thing is, it just swirls around corners, edges, curves...

    Lainey

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    That's pretty cool.
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    This was one of the first quilting tools I bought when I first started quilting. It's hard to keep up with so better buy two. I know mine is at the bottom of one of my sewing caddies but which one?
    Got fabric?

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    Funny, I just saw one at Joann's today!

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    I ordered one of those last year and I believe I got it at Nancy's Notions for less than 50 cents. I got it for template piecing. I've yet to use it!!
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    If you take 2 pencils and rubber band them together you get 1/4 inch mark to. i bought the tool you talk about but learned this trick so never used the tool.
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    You can also use an Add a Quarter ruler for straight lines... won't work for curves. I use my add a quarter ruler all the time

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