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My Elna quilter's special and my chair for sewing that has extra padding! Love those two items!
I also love the BoNash bonding powder and vinyl mat. I love when my husband goes with me because then the big bucks come out. I just have to start drooling and he says buy. So this year I bought a new Koala table and 2 years ago I got a Janome Horizon. I love the Janome and hope I have the same feelings for the table once it is delivered and I start using it.
Every time I go to Houston, I find some treasure to buy that I had not seen before, but am really glad that I found and really makes the special trip for me!
Okay I found 2 great things at the International in Cinci last year. One is a large paper clip thing that has a hole that holds my drink and I clip on the desk I am sewing on. If my drink spills my machine and material are ok. Second is a large over sized tweezers looking thing with glass cleaning fabric on the in sides. I place my glasses inside squeeze together and it cleans both sides on my eye glass at the same time. I find these both good additions to my sewing room. I plan to buy several of these as gifts next year.
My Euro Steam Evolution iron. Show price was $200. I love that iron. I could not have made my "Memorial to a Bridesmaid Dress" series without that iron. That fabric was a fake satin poly and you couldn't turn a regular iron up high enough to steam because it would melt the fabric and if you turned it down to the poly setting it wasn't hot enough to get a decent crease on you seams. The Euro iron puts out tons of steam but the sole plate isn't hot enough to burn anything. Awesome iron.
My best purchase at a show was my chair. I bought my Ergonomic Advantage sewing chair at PIQF. The vendor gave me a great deal on the sample which had some upgrades on it, because she didn't want to take it back with her. I just had to wait until the end of the show to pick it up.
The entrance ticket! : And apart from that, my Gracie Queen and Husquvarna MegaQuilter.
So much quilting, so little time!