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Thread: Love doing notions and gadgets reviews: please help with suggestions!

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    Member Quiltingthetownred's Avatar
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    Smile Love doing notions and gadgets reviews: please help with suggestions!

    Hi everybody,

    I am addicted to notions and books. But notions and gadgets are my biggest pitfall. I love to test them, try them and now I started to report about them on my blog. As I live in the Netherlands, not all notions are available here. And the weirdest thimbles that might work, the strangest needles, the tiniest scissors, I love to try them!

    Would you be willing to suggest me what to try? I might not have heard of it. Please reply with all kinds of notions, thimbles, awls, binding systems etc, and I will find out how to get them and try them. No, you don't have to send me your favorite thimble, it's just that I love to experiment.

    When you have a suggestion, please let me know. I'll find a way to check them out!!!

    Thanks and have fun quilting!

    Anymart
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    My most used notion (other than my rotary cutter & rulers) is an old metal nail file instead of a stylus to help keep seams flat, etc at the sewing machine

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    How about trying out the best binding tool? I've seen a lot but so far I like the one Missouri Quilt co youtubed. (The binding tool) Can't think of anything else right at this time.
    SueDor

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    I saw a really neat new ruler/template for perfect mitered corners.. it looks like a triangle ruler next to a sq ruler ..... Wish I remembered the name.. it was pretty neat.. I figured my own way of mitering or I would of bought one..

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    Was that the EZ bias ruler? It is on my list. I have it, and without manual it keeps being difficult. Great to remind me of that one!
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    Thanks, we do not have any binding tools in the Netherlands as far as I know, but I will trace some!
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    ;-)
    I use a bamboo skewer instead of an awl for applique. Household items keep being attractive for use in quilting!
    http://www.quiltingthetownred.blogspot.com

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    I use bamboo skewers also. They are inexpensive and if you happen to hit it with a needle, it doesn't break the needle and you can just throw the skewer away. Just a word of warning, watch out for bamboo splinters. Those fine little buggers can be nasty. I also use disposable scalpels for seam rippers. I get them at a local surgical supply store that sells to the public. They are very inexpensive andf when they get dull just throw them away, or sharpen them a bit with an emory board. Caution: they are a scalpel, thus VERY sharp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quiltingthetownred View Post
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    I use a bamboo skewer instead of an awl for applique. Household items keep being attractive for use in quilting!
    me too. I use a bamboo stick.

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