Hi Baby Janes!
This month we thought we would do a little mid-month check in to talk about our “scrappy” lives and give you some information on our awesome sponsor for this month.
Hopefully you are well on your way pushing through the Dear Jane® “C Row”. I must confess that I have completed it already, (as spring is quite busy for me – I can’t believe we are already mid-May!!!) and it was a doozy! I was more than grateful for a new stitch ripper I tried by Havel’s Sewing and I am pleased to report that it is part of the prize for May!
What is this magical stitch ripping tool? Oh, let me tell you, if you haven’t tried it, you will be converted as soon as you do! Below you can see the Havel’s fabulous prize for this month – the Surgical Seam Ripper (with replacement blades) and the 4 inch Embroidery Snips
The seam ripper has a vertical, razor sharp blade that cuts through thread like a hot knife through butter. It is so efficient that Melissa has fondly named her’s “Grease Lighting”. I came to really appreciate the Surgical Seam Ripper when I was working on Foundation Paper Piecing (the bane of my existence) the C Row Dear Jane® Blocks and Alison Glass’ Trinket Quilt. There was a time in my short quilting career where I would have just tossed the whole 4 inch block into the trash if I had sewed it wrong, but with this Surgical Seam Ripper, I was able to pick out my tiny stitches and be back at the machine in no time at all! If you are interested in checking out the Surgical Seam Ripper you can find it here: Havel’s Surgical Seam Ripper
The other tool included in this month’s prize is the Havel’s 4 inch Embroidery Snips. These are excellent little snips that I wish I had multiple pairs of as they are handy to keep by the sewing machine but I would also love to have a pair upstairs where I do my hand sewing. They are extremely precise and the curved blade is very helpful for trimming threads close to quilt blocks or other hand work. In order to be eligible to win these fantastic prizes all you need to do is post all 13 of the Dear Jane® C Row Blocks by the end of the month and tag us @scrappysewandso and our awesome sponsor @havels_sewing.