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    Mystery gadget

    We had new floors installed and because they had to remove the old marble tiles and then grind the cement under them, the whole house was covered in dust, even inside closed cabinets so I had to literally wash every single item in my sewing room. I found this in one of the drawers and have no idea what it is. It must be something quilting related ? Any ideas people ?Name:  IMG_1090.jpeg
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    Wow. I've never seen that before. Just when I thought I had every gizmo ever invented...

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    Intriguing! Will keep watching for answers!
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    wild guess, it's a bobbin cover for doing chainstitch ...
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    wow, are there any product numbers on it? might help i search. I'm thinking some sort of bobbin holder...

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    That center hole does look like a bobbin fits in there. I just don't understand the purpose of the plastic springy thingy around it.

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    ​Sewing machine cam?

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    No clue, sorry. I hope you find out and let us know.

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    Pure guess -- for filling a bobbin with silk ribbon.

    Of course if you throw it away, you'll find out very shortly what it was for and that it was important

    Edit: I did try a google image search and got suggestions for "table". LOL sometimes it works better than others.
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    Looks like it would snap onto a toy yoyo for a visual effect.
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    Skateboard wheel cover?
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    Does it look like thread is supposed to go through the little tubes? Or are those not spiraled hollow tubes I see?

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    thanks for the suggestions but I still have no clue. I guess I will just throw it away

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    don't throw it away, you may need it.
    put off till tomorrow what you can do today, and if you procrastinate long enough, you may never have to do it.

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    Look for it on ebay. Maybe you can find out what it is. I wouldn't throw it away until I knew what I was throwing away. It's probably a part for something you have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JustAbitCrazy View Post
    Look for it on ebay. Maybe you can find out what it is. I wouldn't throw it away until I knew what I was throwing away. It's probably a part for something you have.
    If something is in my sewing room it doesn't mean it's related to sewing. haha That's the room we put stuff in until later and a lot of times it has nothing to do with sewing. Maybe someone here can help find out what it is. You've got us intrigued with that picture.

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    I know this is late but I found your mystery part. It is part of the TruCut rotary cutter. It rides along the edge of the TruCut rulers

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjsews View Post
    i know this is late but i found your mystery part. It is part of the trucut rotary cutter. It rides along the edge of the trucut rulers
    good job!!!!!
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    See, I knew you needed that part! Hope you didn't throw it out.
    I don't have that brand cutter or ruler, so I couldn't have recognized it. Apparently not many of us do.
    Great job, cjsews!

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    it looks like the bobbin holder in a machine
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