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Thread: What was your biggest waste of money?

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    Super Member Jan in VA's Avatar
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    I once bought a really nice serger at a 50% discount on the last day of the International Quilt Festival in Houston.
    Never could really figure out how to thread it unless I was following the video, though I did use it one time to make a jacket of vintage barkcloth with antique buttons. But eventually, through divorce, moves, updating equipment, I lost the ability to watch video cassettes. It has became the most expensive paper weight I've ever owned.

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    I love my Angler 2. It is great, I am using it right now on a snowball quilt that would have taken me forever to mark the angles on and now I can just zip through it without marking, it is great.

    I love my Studio by accuquilt cutting system and wouldn't be without it.

    I have not used my pouncer for marking on quilts, but may in the future.
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    Shelbie, I love the dog picture on your avatar. What kind of dog is this?

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    Super Member needles3thread's Avatar
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    I would not buy the special foot to sew circular seams.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jan in VA View Post
    I once bought a really nice serger at a 50% discount on the last day of the International Quilt Festival in Houston.
    Never could really figure out how to thread it unless I was following the video, though I did use it one time to make a jacket of vintage barkcloth with antique buttons. But eventually, through divorce, moves, updating equipment, I lost the ability to watch video cassettes. It has became the most expensive paper weight I've ever owned.

    Jan in VA

    Oh yeah, that's me too. Had to have a serger. Have used it a total of an hour or two. Can't thread the darn thing. Paperweight!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 0tis View Post
    I bought a Clover desktop needle threader - I can't get it to work - finally read the tiniest print ever and it only works with specific needles that are made by clover. So it really was a waste of $ 15.
    I have three of these (one in each handwork spot) and use them all the time and I don't have any Clover needles. I love them!

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    Quote Originally Posted by deedum View Post
    I bought the super slider FM thing, it just didn't work for me. I wasted my money there.
    Same here.....what a disappointment that slider was.
    When you sleep under a quilt, you sleep under a blanket of love.

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    I love my accuquilt Go and The supreme slider and the gene washer. I think my biggest waste is pounce. I have a ton of ruler but only use a few. Books...I love to look through them but never have made anything from them.

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    totally agree with this one...I have never used it.
    Quote Originally Posted by sewmary View Post
    Oh yeah, that's me too. Had to have a serger. Have used it a total of an hour or two. Can't thread the darn thing. Paperweight!

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    Two here: Flynn Frame (that I happily passed on to another quilter) and a Max Throat. It was a motor that was supposed to roll your quilt loaded on a smaller frame forward, so you could reach farther into the quilt. In theory, it worked well, but never on my frame with my machine. I could not even sell it as it was made for My machine on MY frame. oh well..learning curve!
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