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Thread: Tips Topic

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    Is it possible to start a "tips" thread? I'm sure there are thousand of useful quilting tips out there. Think of all we could learn. I'll start with one.
    Use an inexpensive letter/file holder from Staples or even the dollar store to hold your rulers.

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    That's so funny b/c I had almost that exact thought today myself! I think that is a great idea! I was thinking along the lines of a tip section so each tip could have it's own thread!

    My tip: When mailing only a block or two, wrap them around an empty paper towel roll so there will be no set in fold marks. I even use wrapping paper tubes to wrap my quilt tops on-even if there is still wrapping on them sometimes!

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    Great idea! I save all my lids, like coffee, ect, to make plastic templates.

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    I use one of those magnetic screw holders for car mechanics on my work/cutting table for miscellaneous pins, my pencil sharpener, etc. It "catches" the pins so that they don't end up rolling under my fabric when I am measuring and cutting. A pin cushion just didn't seem to do a good job for me...I kept missing it!! :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by LoriEl
    That's so funny b/c I had almost that exact thought today myself! I think that is a great idea! I was thinking along the lines of a tip section so each tip could have it's own thread!

    My tip: When mailing only a block or two, wrap them around an empty paper towel roll so there will be no set in fold marks. I even use wrapping paper tubes to wrap my quilt tops on-even if there is still wrapping on them sometimes!
    You can also use pool noodles.......pins will stick into as well.

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    It's been done a few times. It always seems to peter out.

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    My tip is to give in and just stop sewing at 3:00 in the morning if your eyes are watering from eye strain from sewing away all day. I say that because it is possible you might incorporate part of your clothing ensemble into your project. Ask me how I know :-)

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    GREAT IDEA!!!!! I need all of the tips I can get......Sorry too new to have any of my own tips to share

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    Use those foam thingys to keep toes apart for pedicures to hold bobbins from unrolling and it also keeps them secure

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    I glued a piece of fine grit sandpaper to a small cutting mat and use that when I'm marking small pieces for applique ... it keeps the fabric from sliding around.

    I use painters tape or masking tape to mark the lines on my ruler.

    I also use masking tape or painters tape to mark straight lines when I'm machine quilting using a walking foot.

    Susan

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