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Thread: Have you used an emery board for this??

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    Super Member spartan quilter's Avatar
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    Have you used an emery board for this??

    I am working on a quilt that has a lot of seams that I need to work under the needle, and I have always just used my small scissors point or the tip of my finger. Then, today, the light bulb went on, and I thought, "Why not use an emery board?" like what you use on fingernails to smooth them off, after trimming. So, off to the bathroom, get an emery board and try it. Wow, does that work nice. It helps grip the material, and no more worries about catching the tip of my finger under the needle. I have never caught the tip of my finger, but why tempt the fates? And if you happen to hit the emery board with the needle, no big damage done.
    Just had to share my new thought. And a lot of you will think, I have been using one of them for years, what took her so long? LOL

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    Great idea!! Thanks for sharing.
    QuiltnLady1

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    great tip, thanks for sharing!
    dare to dream

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    I haven't used an emery board but I've been using a cuticle stick for a long time. Has a flat side to use
    when needed and a point on the other end to use when needed.
    Lord, please keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.

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    My reaction is, "Why didn't I think of that before?" It's the perfect solution. Thanks for sharing!
    Betsy in MA

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    Wow thanks for the tip!!! Amazing at times how we have these light bulb moments.

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    Sounds like a great tip.

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    I have never used an emery board, but I have used a shish-K-bob stick-a short one. Very inexpensive and last forever. Good tip though since everyone has an emery board somewhere in their house. Thanks.
    Sue

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    I cut one emery board into about 3 strips and keep them handy here and there to use for turning under edges. It grips nicely. Have done this for a few years now. Its a tip worth repeating.
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    Great idea! Thanks!

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