Have You Been Looking at Light Tables?

Hi all. It’s been a while since my last post but life has been crazy here. My work load has increased since I took on another client so not only am I freelancing with my writing and proofreading, I’m also the managing editor of a health news website – full-time. So I need to find time to get back to my sewing room and my quilting. I was able to take some time to share what I think of light tables and show you the one I just bought.

I made a short video this afternoon because I received my new toy in the mail today.

If light tables are too big, consider a light pad

Usually when I need to trace something on paper or fabric, I use my window if it’s day time. I’ll tape what I want to trace on the window and then trace that onto the fabric or paper. It works well but it can be a bit awkward and, of course, it only works during the day.

If I need or want to trace something at night, I use my kitchen table. It’s glass, so I take a lamp and place it underneath the table top, giving myself a nice light table. But again, it’s a bit awkward. I’ve been eying light tables for a while, but they’re not cheap so I left them in my “one day” list.

A few weeks ago, a friend gave me a gift card to Missouri Star Quilting Company. If you’ve not checked them out yet, especially their videos, I recommend you do. Their videos are a great source of information and they do have lovely stuff in their store. I don’t order from them a lot though as they are in the U.S. and the Canadian/U.S. dollar exchange can be quite hefty. But since I had a gift card….

Light tables are bigger, so I have a light pad

So, I bought this light pad, a CutterPillar Glow LED light pad (if you watch the video, you’ll see how that name is hard to say!). I decided to unbox it on video so you could see what it is and what it can do.

Are light tables something we have to have? Not at all. Are they nice to have? I think so. Time will tell if I use mine enough, but I think I will.

Anyway, here is the video if you’re interested in seeing what the light pad looks like.

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