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    A friend cleaned out her late mom's quilting goodies and this was part of my gift from her. Anybody know what it is? It is about 3.5" long and 2" high. I've never seen it and have no idea what to do with it. For all I know it's part of a Ford '75 Galaxy LOL
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    Oh I just saw one of these somewhere but for the life of me I can't remember where right now. Did it have something to do with yarn....

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    you got me on that one good luck

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    really :lol:

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    did you post a picture. If so where is it. can't know what it might be without seeing it.

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    did you post a picture. If so where is it. can't know what it might be without seeing it.

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    It looks like part of a napkin holder. ;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Holice
    did you post a picture. If so where is it. can't know what it might be without seeing it.
    the photo is right there under the question... so far nobody knows. Now I don't feel so silly

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    So that is where it went! ;-) I have or rather had one. It is used to place over the top of the pages in a hymnal or music book to keep the pages open when you are playing the organ or piano. Hard to explain, but kinda like a giant paper clip. The 2 center prongs go either behind or in front of the pages and binding of the book and the outer 2 go in the opposite position (behind or in front of the pages). If there is a quilting use for it, I am not aware, but am open for suggestions...if I could just remember where I put mine! ;-)

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    Something for carding wool? A comb for someone with a very few hairs? Toothpick for the guys from Deliverance?

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    I think it's used to hold a book open.. You stick it down over the top of the open book.. holds the pages for you.. Maybe she used it to hold book open so she could read the instructions while she worked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scowlkat
    Something for carding wool? A comb for someone with a very few hairs? Toothpick for the guys from Deliverance?
    ROFLOLPMP...thanks :roll:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Judie
    I think it's used to hold a book open.. You stick it down over the top of the open book.. holds the pages for you.. Maybe she used it to hold book open so she could read the instructions while she worked.
    I agree with this one..Looks like a book holder opener.

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    yep, looks like something to hold "pages" in place.

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    I think you could "use" to make pom poms. :roll:

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    Quote Originally Posted by nursie76
    So that is where it went! ;-) I have or rather had one. It is used to place over the top of the pages in a hymnal or music book to keep the pages open when you are playing the organ or piano. Hard to explain, but kinda like a giant paper clip. The 2 center prongs go either behind or in front of the pages and binding of the book and the outer 2 go in the opposite position (behind or in front of the pages). If there is a quilting use for it, I am not aware, but am open for suggestions...if I could just remember where I put mine! ;-)
    Totally correct. I ordered one a few years ago with my initials engraved on it. I love it when I'm playing the piano out of large books. It makes it easier to keep the book open. :) Haven't found a quilting use yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nursie76
    So that is where it went! ;-) I have or rather had one. It is used to place over the top of the pages in a hymnal or music book to keep the pages open when you are playing the organ or piano. Hard to explain, but kinda like a giant paper clip. The 2 center prongs go either behind or in front of the pages and binding of the book and the outer 2 go in the opposite position (behind or in front of the pages). If there is a quilting use for it, I am not aware, but am open for suggestions...if I could just remember where I put mine! ;-)
    YES YES YES I tried it and it worked. What a cool little thingie. You ladies are a font of knowledge. Thanks! Now I can keep the cutting instructions open while I work. How clever .
    Happy New Year to all.

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    That is awesome, there IS a use for it in quilting! Keeping the pattern books open is a challenge sometimes....now if I can just remember where I put mine!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nursie76
    That is awesome, there IS a use for it in quilting! Keeping the pattern books open is a challenge sometimes....now if I can just remember where I put mine!
    Don't worry it will turn up or your kids will find it when you are gone. I'm counting on my girls to find all my "lost" stuff after I go to the big LQS in the sky. They have no interest in quilting so I have given them a list of friends to come and take what they want...and then sell off the rest. Maybe they will sell you the "thing". I'll tell they to just send it to you. Thanks again for telling me what it is.

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    its is a very nice "music holder" -- to hold open a music book on the stand.

    =)

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeanneb52
    A friend cleaned out her late mom's quilting goodies and this was part of my gift from her. Anybody know what it is? It is about 3.5" long and 2" high. I've never seen it and have no idea what to do with it. For all I know it's part of a Ford '75 Galaxy LOL
    my first guess is that it's a hair comb. Appears to be metal, right? Does your friend know what it is?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nursie76
    So that is where it went! ;-) I have or rather had one. It is used to place over the top of the pages in a hymnal or music book to keep the pages open when you are playing the organ or piano. Hard to explain, but kinda like a giant paper clip. The 2 center prongs go either behind or in front of the pages and binding of the book and the outer 2 go in the opposite position (behind or in front of the pages). If there is a quilting use for it, I am not aware, but am open for suggestions...if I could just remember where I put mine! ;-)

    That makes perfectly good sense. Would work for all sorts of books. Now I want one~

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeanneb52
    Quote Originally Posted by nursie76
    That is awesome, there IS a use for it in quilting! Keeping the pattern books open is a challenge sometimes....now if I can just remember where I put mine!
    Don't worry it will turn up or your kids will find it when you are gone. I'm counting on my girls to find all my "lost" stuff after I go to the big LQS in the sky. They have no interest in quilting so I have given them a list of friends to come and take what they want...and then sell off the rest. Maybe they will sell you the "thing". I'll tell they to just send it to you. Thanks again for telling me what it is.
    You are welcome. And thanks to you too :-)

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