My friend gave me 2 reusuable grocery bags packed full of old sewing tools.
This is something not really that old,
but I don't think you'll find it in the sewing department or quilt shops anymore.
I had never seen one of these or ever knew about it.
I did start making quilts before rotary cutter days.
We had to draw patterns with a ruler and cut out carefully from cardboard.
So hard for me to be accurate.
I got very frustrated but knew if all my aunts could do it,
I could too. So I trudged on.
What I NEVER could understand was why magazines
published a pattern then told YOU to add the 1/4 inch seam allowance.
Why? when there was plenty of page space for them to add that.
There were some patterns I never got made because the added seam somehow didn't work.
With rotary cutters today and patterns that automatically add seam allowance,
it's really a different world for quilt makers.
"Think about it."