And the winner is . . .
#2 - Soozem . . . come on down! Actually, you can just email me your mailing address and I'll send you these fun Summer Time fat quarters.
Have you discovered how to use tags in your sewing?
They make trimming strings easier. If you start with a tag, you have less issues with thread making rat tails at the beginning of a seam.
I use them with all my sewing, but here's a good example of how they help. When sewing triangles, it's hard to get the next set in there without messing up your seam allowance and getting rat tails. You can use a tag, and maneuver it right in where you need it.
When I go back to trim, I cut next to my tag. This keeps my tags clean, and leaves a short tail on the end of my seam to prevent that end from coming loose.
It doesn't work for everyone, we all have our little helps that we prefer. You can learn more about my favorite quilting tools in this post.