Here are some of the unsolicited comments and testimonials on Prep-Tool that we've
Post by Jeanne from Oregon on Quiltingboard.com
I seem to write about this every week, but I will continue to tell everyone because it is so great. It is called a Prep Tool. It gives you a scant 1/4" seam. ... It is good for more than a scant 1/4" seam. They also sell Seam Guides that stick on your sewing machine. They leave no sticky residue. They are inexpensive. I love this tool! I have used it on all of my sewing machines and have the Seam Guides on all my sewing machines. I have scant 1/4" seams every time. I use 2 seam guides in a row. One behind the other. Try the prep tool. You will love it!!
Post by kitty123 on Quiltingboard.com My first mystery quilt saved by Prep Tool
...I was not an experienced quilter when I decided to take part in this quilt, and my first 4 blocks or so came out awful and did not come out the right size and I thought I would not get through this project and just quit. I was piecing by hand and trying to mark my seam allowance with a ruler and just not getting the ¼ inch seam right on any of the pieces, causing the blocks to be all different sizes than they were supposed to be. Then I went to a local quilt show and picked up something called the Prep Tool made by Guidelines4quilting and started marking my seam allowances with that tool, and from then on everything fit together and I was amazed how the final assembly went together perfectly.
Carol Bledsoe /
Quilting instructor I have to tell you the Prep-Tool is one of
the best tools I’ve ever used in quilting.
I have designed a quilt with a pieced border.
Trimming the triangles with
this tool made putting those blocks together
so simple. I was very
impressed! I am including it in the instructions
under Other Items. When I
do the kits, it will be included in each one.
I also pieced some diamonds into Tumbling
Blocks. They went together so
nicely. I have some sewn up to show people
how easy it is to make that
block. I decided to use some of the fabric
I have on hand to make a Tumbling
Block quilt. I have enough fabric to make kits
for that and will include the
Prep Tool in those as well.
4. Sharon Vervoort's quilt that won third place at Road to California
This beautiful LeMoyne Star quilt was
made by Sharon Vervoort of
California and it was accepted
into Road to California in
January 2010. It's the first quilt she
had ever entered in a contest and
it took third place at one of the
biggest quilt shows in the nation.
She says one of her secrets to win
this award was using the Prep-Tool
to mark the seam intersections for the precise Set-in-Seams on
the LeMoyne stars. Congrats, Sharon!