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Thread: I am a human magnet for quilting gadgets!

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    Super Member seamstome's Avatar
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    Cool I am a human magnet for quilting gadgets!

    I had too much junk in my quilting room especially since I have been doing more purses and crafting projects that take different interfacings, etc. The UFO's are piling up.

    What was my solution? Get rid of stuff...no. Finish projects before I start another....no. I bought a new storage cabinet. Makes sense and sounds like the perfect solution to me.

    It came the other day and hubby put it together. It is perfect and I have plenty of room. But I decided to gut and clean my room since it is holiday weekend and I have today off. It has not been "deep" cleaned in probably a year. Can you say dust bunny heaven??

    So I started in one end and pulled everything out so I could clean behind and around it. The fabric that was pre-sorted was fine. We aren't even going to talk about that!

    Big mistake. This is a 14 by 12 room with a walk in closet. Now I know why I need another storage cabinet. Three sewing machines-two I dont use, a felting machine, a serger-that hasnt been used in a decade.

    Five different types of irons. I must need a different iron for every technique. Five different ironing board surfaces. Big Boards, little boards, regular boards, miniature boards, traveling boards. When I was in college I used a towel on the kitchen table.

    I can tell I am aging, the eyes must be going. There are eight lights in that room...half Ott, some attach to a machine, some have magnifiers... I must have enough wattage if I turn them all on to be spotted from outer space.

    I refuse to count the rulers and templates. I think I have more than the local quilt store though!

    More sewing knick knacks than any one human being should ever have to dust which is probably why it only gets deep cleaned once a year or so.

    I am a human magnet for quilting gadgets! I see all the fabric moratoriums you all go on. I need a support group for gadget-aholics. Hello, my name is Cindy and I have never met a quilting gadget I could resist.

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    Haha! I have a cabinet full of gadgets too! You don't happen to have the prairie pointer tool that you would like to get rid of do you? http://www.amazon.com/Pieces-Be-With.../dp/B004495XO6
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    Cindy, you're funny. I have no answers for you. Sorry.

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    I know just what you mean. I can't pass up anything quilting either

    Quilting is my therapy

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    oH, WHAT A FUN READ! iT REMINDS ME OF MYSELF AND OTHER 'GADGET' FRIENDS. yOU HAVE A SPECIAL SENCE OF HUMOR!!

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    Thanks for the pick-me-up. I couldn't seam to walk out of quilt shop will out something new to try.
    Scrapy quilts have more love in them.

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    Some people are fabriholics, I am a gaget/book-aholic
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    Hello Cindy, my name is Jeanie. Let me know when the first meeting is. I love my gadgets too.

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    Extra lights are not a sign of aging. I know because I, too, have been contacted by martians, and I am not old.

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    I looked at the prairie point thing the other day. But I don't use a lot of pp or I would own it. Got rid of one sewing machine. The server one ironing board and a bunch of little junk. 8 hours later and half the room done. Maybe I will turn the lights on so the Martians can find me and take me away before I have to finish this!

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