So, What Exactly Is A Quilting Tool?

Decorating By emiyeric Updated 16 Feb 2009 , 10:08pm by kakeladi

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emiyeric Posted 12 Jan 2009 , 3:21am
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I'm thinking of learning some quilting effects on fondant, but in my reading, it keeps mentioning a "quilting tool" ... I'm not exactly sure what kind of tool it's supposed to be. Of course, I know I can use diamond impression mats, for example, but I want to make sure I'm not missing anything here. Thanks for any input!

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sugarshack Posted 12 Jan 2009 , 7:50pm
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this is technically called a quilting tool, it makes sticth lines. i use it over the impressions from the diamond mat to make a quilted look:

http://www.sugaredproductions.com/images/wheel_goj0.jpg

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j-pal Posted 12 Jan 2009 , 9:34pm
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While Sugarshack is absolutely correct, I think different people actually have different tools in mind when referring to their quilting tools. I don't like the impressions mats for quilting, I use a different product for my "quilting". Here's a link to what I think of when I think of a quilting tool.

http://www.globalsugarart.com/product.php?id=17325

Technically speaking, if you were a "quilter", you'd be thinking of the item that sugarshack indicated. However, I never use that tool for quilting... I use it for making "stitching" effects on clothes, shoes, purses, etc. I hope that makes sense! Depending on the post that you're reading, people have different things in mind when using certain terms.

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emiyeric Posted 13 Jan 2009 , 4:02am
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Thanks so much, guys! This is helpful!

-Emi.

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IcedTea4Me2 Posted 16 Feb 2009 , 7:52pm
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Can you use these tools on buttercream, also?

Lisa

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kakeladi Posted 16 Feb 2009 , 10:08pm
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............use these tools on buttercream...........

Yes, if it is a crusting b'c.

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