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Thread: Favorite Tip or Helpful Hint

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twilliebee
    Hi, seems there are lots of tips and tricks to be found online. Just wondering if anyone has a favorite they'd like to share.
    I just learned one from an Anita Solomon Grossman book which she uses when starching large quantities of fabric. I rarely startch, but I love this tip: partially dry your fabric and throw it in the fridge or better yet the freezer. Iron when you have time. Something about the coldness of the fabric makes it iron even smoother. Don't know why, but it sure works, especially when I don't have time to iron and don't want the fabric to get too dry or go sour.
    I haven't read through the whole post on this topic so apologies if I'm repeating. My favourite tip is to keep a spray bottle filled with half water and half white vinegar by the ironing board. Brilliant for getting those creases out both in clothes or fabric especially calico (or muslin as you call it) which creases horribly after washing.

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    thread catcher-I used that plastic hard binding that you would get around packages to make mine. It worked well for keeping the top opened. I also used sand in mine for the pin cushion part.
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    MINE HAS A TILE IN IT AND ON THE BOTTOM THE NON SCOOTING STUFF SO IT STAYS IN PLACE. ALSO VELCRO HOLDS THE TOP AND THE BAG TOGETHER SO YOU JUST UNHOOK IT TO EMPTY. MADE MINE INA A CLASS I TOOK.

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    On those pin and trash holders...."what holds the trash area open"....inside you have plastic tubing. The tubing can be purchased at a fish aquarium store....it is the same tubing that is used to pump air into the tanks. However, if you know someone that goes into the hospital for surgery, as them to save the tubing that goes from their nose to the tank or connection on the wall in the hospital. That is where I got mine.

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    MINE IS MADE FROM A PIECE OF QUILTEDED MATERIAL WHICH IS HEAVY ENOUGH TO HOLD ITSSELF OPEN. YOU COULD PROBABLY GOOGLE FOE A PATTERN FOR SEWING SRRAP BAG.

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    Quote Originally Posted by woody1229
    One of my favorite things is a flat wooden tv tray (purchased at Goodwill for $5). I covered it with several layers of felt and then made a muslin fitted "sheet" for it. I take it to classes, retreats and set it up at home right by my sewing machine. My own private little ironing board! No waiting in line to press at class, no taking up tons of space at home.
    Oh I love this one! I needed a mini ironing board next to my machine because the big one doesn't fit in the room -- I'm doing a big log cabin and the running back and forth with every little seam was driving me crazy! This idea is perfect, thanks!![/quote]

    What a good idea. thanks

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    never mind meeting someone at the door with your thread chatcher, go to the grocery store. The Clerk got a good laugh that day. LOL

    Jackey in MO

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