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Thread: What was your best purchase at a show?

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    In August I got the Merilee's numbered quilt pins and they have made my life simplier. I no longer have to write numbers on paper or scraps of fabric to number my rows and columns of squares when I go to sew them together.

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    I'm not sure I can narrow it down to just one thing. The very top of my list is my Martelli Ergo 2000 rotary cutter. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that cutter. When I helped out at my friends quilt shop, I took my own cutter. #2 on the list is my Tutto rolling bag and serger bag. When I go to retreats if it doesn't fit into those two bags it doesn't go. I'm really surprised at how much use I get from the serger bag, I had to be talked into getting it. #3 the vibrating pillow -- although there's got to be a cheaper version. This is not so much for me, but for my husband. He's worn 2 of them out!

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    The Dublin 4 in 1 LED light and magnifier by craftlite Converts from floor model to table top to clip on and has battery adaptability. 21 LED lights surround the magnifying lens and there is no distortion.

    Elaine's goatskin leather thimbles in extra small. They are hard to find.
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    My night shirt that I wear at quilting retreats! It reads "eat. sleep. quilt."
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    Wise words from my 7 year old niece: "Aunt Laura, you must think you can't have too much fabric like a pizza can't have too much cheese." Well said, Gracie!

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    Most expensive item I love my juki sewing machine with a large throat only goes back or forwards but great for FMQ. NOw adays I spend weeks before a show looking for new gadgets or ideas to look at before a show and not spend hours wandering. Love the expectation of finding them but most of all love having a sit down and chat with new friends about their quilting and purchases, usually it is husbands I chat to they know so much about quilting.( I live on my own and rarely speak to a male).

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    I boughtmy first Bernina embroidery machine. I bought one of the demo machines. Got me hooked!

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    My Walk The Walk shoes. I love them! It was the busiest booth at the 3 quilt shows Ive been to recently

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    I actually have two best buys----the first was my Gammill Premier (she and I don't always get along---but I am sure glad I have her); and a small little ruler that I use for binding. I put the binding on in long strips and join them at the corners into mitered closed corners. Couldn't do without either.

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    The worse thing I ever bought was my Tin Lizzie Long Arm quilter. The best thing is the Nolting Long Arm that I replaced it with after only 2 and one half years.

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    My Beba cutting mat 2 years ago at the Hershey show. I love it so much I searched out that they were attending the Oaks, PA show so I went and got a larger (30" by 58") mat. Also a seam ripper that looks like a pointed/curved razor blade.
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