The right tools for the job

While it’s true that a good worker never blames his or her tools, it’s also true that for an unskilled dabbler, using the right tools for the job can make all the difference.

For example, these are not the right tools for cutting patchwork squares:

So after a text from Mum pointing out my general stupidity in this matter, I decided it was time to rectify matters.

One quick lunch-break visit to Make Cafe and a little advice from the ever-helpful Tartankiwi later, I am now in possession of the right tools for the job:

The cutter and ruler are an early Christmas present from Mum, and the mat is an early Christmas present from myself 🙂  And together, they should make cutting out the remaining few hundred squares (and all my future fabric creations) a lot easier, and definitely a whole lot faster!

Thanks Mum!