More Hera Marker Goodness

Well, it seems that others of you out there might quite like their Hera markers too! Amy and Anita like theirs, and Lori has now brought one, so I hope she likes it too! Take a look at Lori’s Irish chain quilt that she has finished… in 2 weeks flat. I definitely think it is pretty fast!

Over here at Linen and Raspberry, Jean shows how to use the Hera to mark grids for applique placement. And this is a picture that I found in my files of a Hera being used to help make really narrow bias stems.


PLEASE let me know if this picture is yours, or you know whose it is? It was a really helpful tip, and for the life of me I can’t find where I noted its source…. and I would have preferred to give a link.

Although the Hera I use most often is the Clover one, I have alovely Japanese one that I brought from here.

In the same vein as the Hera marker, North Country and Welsh quilts have been marked by scoring the fabric, and these women would use a bodkin or tapestry needle stuck in a cork (to act like a handle). And if you are really desparate I have marked the odd line with my thumb nail…. it does the same job, but I wouldn’t want to do a lot with it!!

I am off to the land of Marie Claire Idees and Quilt Mania  (ie France) for a holiday, so I am busy packing. The Boys have wet suits and body boards, while I have an ever growing pile of stitching!


holiday sewing

While I am away I have a quilt in Fabrications Magazine. It is the Antique Hourglass. I can’t wait to see the article, as they always do such a nice job!

Enjoy your August!