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Thread: My very favorite tool ever!

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    Super Member luvTooQuilt's Avatar
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    i have a ladybug that attaches to my sewing machine its about the size a dime but its 'mouth' has a razor- same principle as the gizmo but mine was less than $5.... and I love it- the only BUG ill ever love.. lol..

    the 'idea' is great.. I have a machine cutter built in my sewing machine but i can apply this anywhere. It definitely IS a timesaver..

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    Never saw this before but I can see why it would be a useful favorite tool! Thanks for posting!

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    Super Member GrannieAnnie's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by jcrow View Post
    Nobody ever talks about this tool and it's my favorite ever and I don't ever see anyone talking about it. A few months ago I bought a second one for the Secret Santa. I was so excited to give this to whoever I was lined up with, but I was too late to join. So, I gave it to my good, good friend here on the Board. She has written me quite a few times and thanked me for it, saying how she doesn't know how she got by without it.

    It's the Gypsy Cutting Gismo. It's for chain sewing. And if you chain sew, you will love this thing so much. It takes so much time off of chain sewing. You can find it many places. I'm showing you one place that has a picture of what it actually does. You can find them cheaper. Here's the picture: http://www.cozyquilt.com/Aspx/Produc...productID=1583.

    Please, give it a shot. They are wonderful!! It's my best friend when I'm chain sewing. I put it to the left of my sewing machine and use it right when I'm done chain sewing, then head to the ironing board. Anyone else have one and agree?
    that would be handy but I'd have it misplaced all the time.
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    My sister made me a similar tool. In fact, she made one for everyone who took her Beginning Quilting class. Here, let me take a picture of it. She melted wax and put it in a small ceramic bowl thing, then stuck a seam ripper in it, standing up. I guess she held the seam riper up until the wax hardened...not sure about how she did that. She let us select which one we wanted, and I picked one that was in an "Easter egg" and therefore had a lid that closed. Now that I think about it, all of them had lids. This one's lid just stayed attached. She bought all the bases at one of the dollar stores.

    I love mine, by the way.

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    Those tools for cutting the thread between chained pieces are great. Years ago, my DH made me one out of a empty fishing line spool...just over half an inch thick. Then he placed an extra seam ripper with the sharp point sticking up. He used nuts (for bolts) around it and then used thick glue to keep the whole thing together. It has held up great over the years. He offered to paint the base, but I just love the industrial look so we left it that way. Didn't cost anything....

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    I wish i was your partneer, looks great.

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    It's never tipped over on me or even tipped for that matter. It's very large so you wouldn't misplace it. It's bright purple and tall and wide so you can see it from afar. Very sturdy. Have had it for a year and am on the same blade it came with.
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    Senior Member cizzors's Avatar
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    Guess I'm the only one not interested in speed. I snip mine apart at a pretty good pace. Even at $5.00, that's a yard of fabric on sale!
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    Super Member GEMRM's Avatar
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    I have an inexpensive seam ripper that stands upright in a block of wood my husband cut for me. He smoothed the edges and drilled a hole to put the seam ripper in. I keep it capped except when I am using it. Minimal cost, and works great.

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    Oh....I didn't know you could replace the razor blade. Mine is already dull. I bought it specifically to use for the Bonnie Hunter quilt mystery and it saved a ton of time. I love the idea of making your own though. I think I might make those for friends!
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