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The Quilting Consumer

Quilters use a great many highly specialized products which usually aren't included in Consumer Reports. We depend upon the experience of other quilters and product reviews in some magazines for consumer information, and the internet, through the quilting maillists, has played a big role in this exchange of information.

The Quilting Consumer is intended as a source of product evaluations to assist quilters in making sound investments. Whether the item is as small as a thimble or as big as a quilting frame, informed advice before you buy can save money and prevent disappointment.

Planet Patchwork is pleased to have Addy Harkavy (addy@TheExperimentalQuilter.com) of Cape Elizabeth, Maine, one of the net's foremost commentators on quilting products, as editor and primary contributor to this page. Having formerly worked for one of Ralph Nader's Public Interest Research Groups, and experiencing daily exposure to all manner of quilting products, from markers to rotary mats, Addy will "call them as she sees them" for Planet Patchwork readers.

Addy is formerly co-owner of Pinetree Quiltworks mail order and quilt shop in S. Portland, Maine.

The Quilting Consumer is divided into two departments:

Product Reviews


Tips and Tricks

Come on in and check it out!



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