Here is one of the recipes,. You can Google many more.http://frugalliving.about.com/od/col...ray_Starch.htmOriginally Posted by Prissnboot
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I purchased a magnetic car dish to put my pins so they don't get lost. Keep it far away from computerized machine. I also use Tic Tac containers to use as bobbin holder while I am binding a quilt. Don't loose the bobbin in the quilt. I use pizza boxes and any empty container that will work for holding pieces or blocks. Sure like this idea of sharing.
Kate in Anchorage shared about using parchment paper for an applique sheet and/or pressing -- thank you. That makes such perfect sense I wonder why I never thought of that before!
Years ago I got an orange peeler as a give-away gift at a Tupperware party and have kept it in my box of notions -- it looks like a crochet hook but flat on one end. Good for pushing out points, etc -- now I also have a pair of chopsticks for the same use.
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Harbor Freignts Carpet cutter blades are cheaper...Originally Posted by Judiw
I use lots of the items mention here. Just one comes to mind that I didn't see. Our LQS also sells candy.(very handy!) I use the plastic trays that bulk assortments come in for storage. Buttons, beads, crystals and lots more are easy to find and they stack nicely. 3 stack nicely in a big cookie tin. I have also seen these trays in other stores selling mixed nuts around the holidays. I love that the lid snaps on tightly.
Another great paper is Masking Paper, comes in different widths and is great for patterns. Find it a auto supply stores.Originally Posted by mjorgenson
I'll bet good old Harbor Freight has it too!! I will check.
I use alot of cookie cutters for my designs on top of quilt!
LOVING this question. I don't have a lot, but my favorite thing is an old drafting table that I got from work when they sold off some old furniture. It's a GREAT cutting table...I put it on those lift thingys, and it has 2 drawers as well! :) I'm loving reading all of these ideas, and since my room is completely empty right now (just got new floor and paint), I can't WAIT to try some of these ideas when I'm reorganizing and putting my room back together! :) THANKS to all for the wonderful ideas!
Would you mind sharing with me your recipe for spray starch using corn starch? If it's an "old family secret" just say so and I'll understand. Thanks. Judy