While down the street the other day, I found these in one of the cheap shops.
Now I wasn’t going to spend any money (they were a whole $3.00 each), but couldn’t resist them. Months ago Sharon B. talked about some templates she was trialling that you use for crazy quilting. The idea being that you used them to mark seams on a crazy quilt block before embroidering and embellishing so that your stitches (will hopefully) look uniform. They are also a fantastic way to combine stitches and embellishments when you are stumped for inspiration.
Now I would never presume to say that these are better than the ones Sharon is trialling, far from it (they are on my wish list), these will be an acceptable substitute for the time being. They are originally for scrapbooking and I thought worth trying. I am notorious for starting off a wave and having it a perfect size at one end and a tidal wave size at the other, that is despite marking it out in the first place using – what else – but a coin. Time will tell if these templates help me.