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Thread: Quilt show, what should I get?

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    Quilt show, what should I get?

    So, I've been saving my pennies and I still have some time. There's a big quilt show that comes here in May every year (HMQS) and last year I was trying out all the machines because I didn't have a LA machine yet. Now that I DO have one I'll be looking at all the other stuff.

    So, I'm wondering, what things should I be sure to look at? And are there things you love that you use in quilting that I may be able to get/try at a quilt show that I may not be able to see/use otherwise?

    I'm thinking I may want a set of red snappers. I would love to not poke myself with pins every time I put a quilt on! And I'll certainly look at thread and get some of that (can't quilt w/o thread!).

    So, what else should I be sure to check out?

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    Do you have the extra thick rulers for ruler work to use with your machine?

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    Pinmoors to put on the pins.
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    The best part of a quilt show shopping excursion is the unplanned gem.
    Meaning, you don't have to plan. Many lovely things will catch your eye.
    "He who masters the grey everyday is a hero."


    https://www.etsy.com/shop/PeachPalaceDesigns

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    Mooshie, I want a set of Red Snappers too. I've never seen them at quilt shows, but like you I didn't have a long arm yet so maybe I just overlooked them. I'm going to the Lancaster show in a few weeks and can't wait to see what goodies I can find!

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    Look at all the things briefly then go back and make your selection. My most favored item was the Martelli rotary mat. Can't seem to get it but at a show.

    If you don't have it look at the Alto's QuiltCut2. I'd take that over a accuquilt anyday.

    I rarely buy fabric unless I feel I 'have' to have it.

    Usually there is a better selection of LA rulers at a quilt show, as well as red snappers.
    Have fun quilting! If it isn't fun, you will miss a lot.
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    I love just looking at everything! I usually manage to find something that will be useful and I feel I can not live without . Have a really good time!!!!!

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    When I have gone to shows I look for things I cant get locally. Why spend money on something I can buy at any time. And if course my stash gets fed as well.
    Quilt outside of the box!

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    See if there is a demo on these: http://www.quiltersrule.com/

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    I'm fairly new to quilting and I'm curious....what are red snappers?

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