Monday, August 25, 2014

Aspen Glow Quilt Along - Meet the Sponsors: June Tailor

I can't tell you how excited I am to announce June Tailor, Inc as our first Aspen Glow Quilt Along Sponsor.

June Tailor was originally established in 1961 as a manufacturer of pressing boards and notions for home tailoring needs.  Their company has grown substantially over the years with the introduction of premium home décor products, quilting rulers and templates, ink jet heat transfer products, and other sewing notions.  They continue to design, create, and manufacture innovative products in Richfield, WI.  The June Tailor line consists of over 210 unique products and maintains several trademarks and patents.  Most products have been developed with the intent to make quilting, sewing, and decorating easier for the busy consumer and offer unique features to differentiate them from competition.

Now, way before the birth of Cora's Quilts and any of our patterns, the June Tailor Shape Cut™ ruler was among the first quilting notions I ever purchased as a new quilter.  If I remember correctly, it was the first notion I purchased after my rotary cutter, mat, and my 6" x 24" and 6.5" x 6.5" rulers.

At the time, I was practicing my "craft" if you will, by making and re-making the same baby-size quilt based on 2.5" squares set on point.  Cutting fabric was my least favorite part of the process and in my impatience, my pieces never came out quite square using just the straight-edge ruler.  The Shape Cut™ ruler allowed for quick, easy, and most importantly, accurate cutting that let me get down to sewing ASAP! 

Seven or eight years later, the Shape Cut™ ruler is still one of my favorite tools.  You may even remember me just recently raving about how easy it made cutting and counting the thousands and thousands of squares needed for my Super Mario Quilt Along project!

My only complaint with the ruler ever was that the markings were only in 1/2" increments.  So, imagine my delight when I received my new Shape Cut™ Plus ruler and discovered that it now includes a mark that can be used to sub-cut in 1/4" and 3/4" increments AND it includes the greatest chart that does all the sub-cutting math FOR YOU!

Needless to say, I was able to cut the fabric for my QUEEN SIZE Aspen Glow quilt in a fraction of the amount of time it would have taken with a traditional ruler!

In addition to sending me a box full of their fabulous notions to test-drive (which I'll be sharing more of as we quilt along together), June Tailor will also be providing a Shape Cut™ ruler and a Shape Cut™ Plus ruler for me to share with you Aspen Glow Quilters!  And just so you can get a feel for how AWESOME these rulers are, check out their great demo video!

Check out the other demo videos on their website to see more of their fun products and be sure to follow them on facebook to keep up with their latest news!

To be entered in the drawing for the Shape Cut™ ruler or the Shape Cut™ Plus ruler and our other fabulous quilt along prizes, share fabric selection and progress photos each week of your Aspen Glow Quilt each week in our FLICKR group.  Our drawing will be held on 11/23/14 and winners (US or Canadian residents only, please) will be notified by email, so if you're sewing along with us, make sure you're on our mailing list!

Check back later this week for more sponsor news, and be sure to send me your information and blog post links for our participant parade on Friday, 8/29.

*** While this is a sponsored post, it contains no affiliate links and all opinions expressed are my own. ***

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