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Thread: Do you have a dual purpose quilting tool?

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    Senior Member Durinda's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE
    For a finger pressing tool ... use the little brown scraper that comes with your Pampered Chef stoneware.
    oh... I just got one of those! Thanks for the idea! :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by deb8746
    I never use a seam ripper I am afraid that I will rip a hole in somthing. I also use the taperstry (sp ) needle to do seam ripping.
    Yes, I have worried about that same thing. I had some VERY raveling cloth grrrr (sorry, bad memories). I will try your suggestion. :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by KandiKane
    Quote Originally Posted by Janet My
    Do you ever use a quilting tool for other than what it was intended for?


    How about breaking a spring clothespin and using one of the pieces as that 'wooden iron' for hand pressing seams. Works great.
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    I use my seam ripper as a stiletto when I'm sewing

    I also use my Kwik Klip tool to help open up seams before pressing. It has saved me many a burnt finger when that seam folds over while I'm trying press it open.
    I use old tooth brushes , cut off head and sharpen one end to a point and shave down the other end flat on both sides to use in flattening seams.. it works for me

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    Quote Originally Posted by g-maquilts
    I use my round quilting hoop for an edge hoop. I made a half round "pillowcase" and put it over the inside hoop. Then pin the edge of the quilt to it. It comes to the center of the hoop (the widest part), and works great.
    I need a picture of this!! Could you please?

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE
    For a finger pressing tool ... use the little brown scraper that comes with your Pampered Chef stoneware.
    Those are wonderful tools

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    I use Q tips to poke down in the space beside and under the bobbin holder and catch gobs of thread fur that wander around down there under the plate, and get packed in the teeth, springs etc. J

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    I often use my cleaning house time for sewing and other crafts

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    Found a new one tonight ... a toothbrush!

    Can be used for a finger pressing tool .... and the brush is great for brushing away those pesky little threads after doing reverse stitching!

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    I use the pampered chef tool to caulk. Makes a beautiful thin bead. Shocked the hubby.

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    Don't have it yet but Nancy Lee Chong has a led light that she wears around her neck for applique and I have been looking for something like that to use as a light so I could read in bed. My night light is just not enough.

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