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Thread: What is your must have item ?

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    Oh and I forgot how about thread? If you like a certain brand like aurafil, is it cheaper here?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewmany View Post
    The bloc-loc rulers. Helps to square up hst blocks. And saves me 1/3 the time compared to regular rulers. They are a bit pricey but i ask myself how much my time is worth when i have to sq up 100's of hst.
    Caution: if flying have them carry rulers in their carryon. The extreme change of temperature where they store luggages can crack the all rulers.
    I second the blocloc rulers. They are wonderful! Also, if you do a lot of chain piecing, the cutting gizmo is great to have:
    http://www.walmart.com/ip/The-Gypsy-...Gizmo/17337904
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    What can't you find there that you would like to try? Elmer's washable school glue for basting? Color catchers, Synthrapol, Retayne for fabric bleeds and washing quilts? Can you use some blender fabrics?

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    Freezer paper? I heard it was hard to find out of the US.
    Got fabric?

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    Not quilting related at all - I would ask for a pressure canner for bottling vegetables and meat and a Ball Complete Book of Home Preserving to go with it. With the savings I would enjoy from putting food back I could buy more fabric.

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    rotatory cutter?
    Rotary blades may not be allowed on plane

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    When I visit USA I buy a lot of rotary blades for my self and my friends ( they are $18.00 each here) with a 50% coupon I can buy a packet of 5 for the same price, I buy as much fabric as I can, we are only allowed 23kgs each on the aeroplane, last year I had to post some home .and rulers once again with coupons

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    I'd buy fabric if that is hard to get or expensive in the UK.

    As for the red wonder clips. I remember taking a binding workshop and the nationally known teacher said jokingly: 'you only really need just one and keep moving it, then share the rest with 9 friends." I usually only use 2. So if you buy more ... share.

    When I have to do a lot of HST I tend to use Thangles the most. Less squaring up and things go quicker for me that way.

    I expect you can get most rulers in the UK. My favorite specialty ruler is the 8 inch Bias Square [up] ruler by That Patchwork Place.

    Rotary blades and maybe try out rotary cutters if there isn't much choice in the UK.

    From my LQS I buy a 100 needle box of sewing machine needles. You might want to compare the prices on those also.
    Have fun quilting! If it isn't fun, you will miss a lot.
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    I love my new Kay Buckley scissors. what is it you want most
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    Can you nget color catchers there if not they are really good to have

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