I'm a gadget girl. Gotta have! Gotta have! When I decided I had to finally focus on appliqué, I didn't have to go far for tools. I was able to shop in my own quilt room (some goodies still in packages - LOL).
After months of practice, I finally completed my first block (do I sound pleased with myself? Will share on a sunny day). And, with all my practice blocks and fancy gadgets, what was the most useful tool in my arsenal? A toothpick.
Wooden. Inexpensive and light.
Dull point. Nudges fabric back into place without poking holes.
Wet. Snags the loose threads for concealment.
Round. Rolls seam allowance under like a curling iron.
In celebration of my victorious first block, I may go out and buy another box of them!