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Saturday, October 11, 2008

Fiskars Quilting Set

One of the things I desperately need to do is line my bedroom curtains with blackout material. Thing is, I hate sewing, especially the part where I have to cut the fabric. I can't cut straight; it has something to do with the fact that I'm sort of ambidextrous.

My mother has a self-healing cutting board and rotary cutter which make the prep part of sewing work a snap, so I thought that perhaps I could get these items for my curtain project. I was at Walmart today and found the same kit she has. It's currently packaged as a 'quilting set', but I think that's just because of current trends. The package has the rotary cutter, the self-healing mat, and an acrylic ruler. The package usually costs about 40$. The one I found was marked down to 20$ because the ruler is broken. What a bargain!

The mat and cutter can be used for other projects, like cutting paper, so they are multi-use tools and they won't take up a ton of room.

Okay, let the curtain work begin. :-S


Bast said...

I can't cut straight either. I bought ugly brown blackout curtains (okay, they're really not ugly, but they're ugly with the paint in this room) from Wal-Mart for $25 each (I bought two... I actually need four, but they didn't have two more of the same colour so I'm making do) and it's made a world of a difference as far as light getting in. I hope yours works well, too.

Raven said...

I was given blackout material and I want to line the existing curtains with this stuff. Hopefully, I can do so with a minimum of fuss. :-S