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Thread: Stuff you USE for Quilting, that isn't originally for Quilting!!!

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    Best tool in the world to clean lint from sewing machine is a well washed mascara brush.

    One stiletto I use is an old metal dart (from a dart board game) where the feathers have been broken off.

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    A carpenter's square, but not so much since the advent of plastic rulers.
    Clear plastic candy containers, given-away by the market, which are great for sorting buttons, labels, cuffs and plackets from clothing deconstruction.
    Last edited by Greenheron; 12-08-2012 at 02:44 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maviskw View Post
    I can't believe I read the whole thing! Took about four hours and I learned a lot.
    I'll add just a few more.
    .......... and I can't believe this thread has continued to groooooooow all this time!

    Thanks MavisKW and others ........ for adding more of the non-typical quilting supplies!
    ... They often come for a LOT less $$$ than the "official" quilting items, and work every bit as good (or even better!)
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    I have read these pages, leave for a few days and come back and read some more. THANK YOU to everyone that has made a post.

    What I do with all these great ideas: I have cut & pasted all the ideas I like, into a Word documemt, then I will print them off and keep them close to my sewing area as a 'reminder' of when I need some ideas for various things. This is much easier than having to try and remember everything. LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by LAQUITA View Post
    I have read these pages, leave for a few days and come back and read some more. THANK YOU to everyone that has made a post.

    What I do with all these great ideas: I have cut & pasted all the ideas I like, into a Word documemt, then I will print them off and keep them close to my sewing area as a 'reminder' of when I need some ideas for various things. This is much easier than having to try and remember everything. LOL

    HTH

    Good Plan!
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    Quote Originally Posted by catmcclure View Post
    I converted a wooden papertowel holder for large spools of thread. I drilled small holes in the base and put in two more dowels and put some eyelet lag screws in the top for thread guides. It can hold 3 large thread cones.
    Now THAT is clever!

    Annie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sierra View Post
    On what????!!!!! Your pattern book? Your husband? To anyone with dumb question??? I'm outa here!!!! :-P
    Laughed so much!
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    Quote Originally Posted by LAQUITA View Post
    I have read these pages, leave for a few days and come back and read some more. THANK YOU to everyone that has made a post.

    What I do with all these great ideas: I have cut & pasted all the ideas I like, into a Word documemt, then I will print them off and keep them close to my sewing area as a 'reminder' of when I need some ideas for various things. This is much easier than having to try and remember everything. LOL

    HTH
    Thats a great idea, my problem is I would forget about the document in a time of need...I love to read everyone's ideas so many good ones.
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    An ash tray to hold the tip of my mini iron
    An eyeglass case to hold my cutter
    A glass dish to hold my pins. It's made likre a sugar bowl with handles on both sifde but wider and shallower so I can get my hand in there just right and it looks cute sitting out.
    An old little wooden box to hold my supplies on my cutting table

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quilt-Till-U-Wilt View Post
    An eyeglass case to hold my cutter
    Oh, I like that idea!


    * yogurt, tupperware lids etc. to cut plastic templates
    * one of those brass paper holders for next to the fireplace ... works well to hold plastic rulers; and almost always in-stock at the thrift stores!
    * upright paper towel holder, to hold stack rolls of painter's tape
    * cream and sugar -- one for the hair clips for binding, the other for small stuff (trimming scissors, stitch rippers, binding thread etc.); and when I find a set complete with a serving tray, then one will become as pin cushion, as the tray will hold the small stuff!
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