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Thread: Buying presents for youself?

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    This time of year I do purchase something for myself for Christmas if it's something I really want or can use in the future.

    I got my newsletter form EQ today and they have a sale on these two items and others, the ones I am getting are stand alone programs. In othe words you don't need EQ to use them. They are half price, a good deal.

    I am getting this one, it sounds great. Seems like one could learn some new techniques and I am all for that.

    http://electricquilt.com/Shop/BestofQN/Bestof2007.asp

    Also this one, I love to paper piece and I love houses and these can be incooperated into a log cabin quilt which is still on my waiting list (the snake river by judy martin).

    http://electricquilt.com/Shop/TC/TC.asp

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    I bought a new pair of embroidery scissors and a "Add a Quarter" ruler for paper piecing. I'm getting those and a new box a pins in my stocking this year. :)

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    DM, did you get the big ruler or the small one? I find I use both sizes all the time so I have both and new pins are always a must. I use the glass head pins as you dont' have to worry about melting them. I am ahead with pins.

    I still like the flower head pins (for the lenght) even thought they are plasic flowers, they seem to withstand the heat a bit better but can melt.

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    Thanks Rosy! I just gifted myself with the Best of 2007 too. I'll probably open it before Christmas!

    Sue

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rosyhf
    DM, did you get the big ruler or the small one? I find I use both sizes all the time so I have both and new pins are always a must. I use the glass head pins as you dont' have to worry about melting them. I am ahead with pins.

    I still like the flower head pins (for the lenght) even thought they are plasic flowers, they seem to withstand the heat a bit better but can melt.
    I got the small one. I figured it'd be 'less clumsy' to use. I haven't used it yet, but I've got to do a paper pieced border on a round robin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dutchie
    Thanks Rosy! I just gifted myself with the Best of 2007 too. I'll probably open it before Christmas!

    Sue
    Girl, I open all my presents hahahahh I'm to old for surprises hahahahahah....my nephew left us a christmas gift before they left (spent two weeks with us and his family)...the minute they left, I opened it. It was a gift card to Puplix for grocery and I have spent half of it already today lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DawnMarie
    Quote Originally Posted by Rosyhf
    DM, did you get the big ruler or the small one? I find I use both sizes all the time so I have both and new pins are always a must. I use the glass head pins as you dont' have to worry about melting them. I am ahead with pins.

    I still like the flower head pins (for the lenght) even thought they are plasic flowers, they seem to withstand the heat a bit better but can melt.
    I got the small one. I figured it'd be 'less clumsy' to use. I haven't used it yet, but I've got to do a paper pieced border on a round robin.
    I bought the 18 inch one and cut 6 inches off so now I have a 6 inch and a 12 inch!

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    Congrats!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Up North
    Quote Originally Posted by DawnMarie
    Quote Originally Posted by Rosyhf
    DM, did you get the big ruler or the small one? I find I use both sizes all the time so I have both and new pins are always a must. I use the glass head pins as you dont' have to worry about melting them. I am ahead with pins.

    I still like the flower head pins (for the lenght) even thought they are plasic flowers, they seem to withstand the heat a bit better but can melt.
    I got the small one. I figured it'd be 'less clumsy' to use. I haven't used it yet, but I've got to do a paper pieced border on a round robin.
    I bought the 18 inch one and cut 6 inches off so now I have a 6 inch and a 12 inch!
    What a smart cookie you are lol.

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    Glad to hear you bought yourself a present! So many times at this time of the year,I think we want too, but decide we shouldn't for whatever reason. I haven't but a I have been thinking about at a magnetic board for my sewing room. I seen it at Hancocks, will wait and see if they mark it down a bit more! So I might buy myself a present if the price is right! I have even considered buying another vintage machine, but we will see!

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    Every Christmas, since my husband passed away I treat myself to a gift, that I called a From me to me. This year, I wii buy what is missing to fix a nice sewing room.

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    Just ordered "Stand-Alone Designer Software." Thanks for the info!! With the shipping added, it comes to about $20 which is a pretty affordable Christmas gift for myself. Yippeee!! Hope the software is easy to use as it looks in the video.

    I must own a gazillion patterns between books, magazines, and plastic sleeve patterns. But, invariably, I end up doing my own thing, usually not following a pattern. I guess I just like to look at them. _ :hunf: _ I'm thinking this design software is going to get me out of some tight spots. _ :) _

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    Thanks so much! Just ordered the paper piecing one.

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    Mrs. Santa never forgets me, always something I really need/want that only she seems to know about.

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    I love when EQ has a sale. The last sale I was able to pick up the block book, that has all the blocks in EQ6. I like to take the book to bed and go through the blocks etc and at half price, it's a deal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QBeth
    Just ordered "Stand-Alone Designer Software." Thanks for the info!! With the shipping added, it comes to about $20 which is a pretty affordable Christmas gift for myself. Yippeee!! Hope the software is easy to use as it looks in the video.

    I must own a gazillion patterns between books, magazines, and plastic sleeve patterns. But, invariably, I end up doing my own thing, usually not following a pattern. I guess I just like to look at them. _ :hunf: _ I'm thinking this design software is going to get me out of some tight spots. _ :) _
    You will love the stand alone programs. I have the Sew precise one, two and three....and use them all the time. Lot of paper piecing and odd blocks in there and so easy to use....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rosyhf
    DM, did you get the big ruler or the small one? I find I use both sizes all the time so I have both and new pins are always a must. I use the glass head pins as you dont' have to worry about melting them. I am ahead with pins.

    I still like the flower head pins (for the lenght) even thought they are plasic flowers, they seem to withstand the heat a bit better but can melt.
    And easier to see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QBeth
    Just ordered "Stand-Alone Designer Software." Thanks for the info!! With the shipping added, it comes to about $20 which is a pretty affordable Christmas gift for myself. Yippeee!! Hope the software is easy to use as it looks in the video.

    I must own a gazillion patterns between books, magazines, and plastic sleeve patterns. But, invariably, I end up doing my own thing, usually not following a pattern. I guess I just like to look at them. _ :hunf: _ I'm thinking this design software is going to get me out of some tight spots. _ :) _
    I have more than gifted myself the past few months. A new (2nd) machine and loads & loads of fabric, including quite a statsh of batiks. This covers Mother's Day, Birthday, Christmas, etc. I deserve it. LOL

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    You were so naughty to post this! LOL I just ordered four stand alones from them.

    I'm learning to do foundation piecing so I ordered The Town and Country, Precise Collection 1&2, 3 and 4. At these half prices I couldn't resists.

    Seriously, thank you for posting this, I have been looking for patterns for foundation piecing.

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    Went to FL to the Elinore Burns Retreat and bought a Babylock serger; also found Macy's and bought a diamond pendant. Merry Christmas and Happy Birthday to me!

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    I always add myself to my shopping list. I have several packages under the tree to me from me. To tell the truth, am more excited to open the gifts I bought for myself then opening the gifts the family give me. They love me, they just don't get that I don't have too much fabric, rulers, thread, etc. When my kids grew up I got rid of the do for myself last way of thinking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by juneayerza
    You were so naughty to post this! LOL I just ordered four stand alones from them.

    I'm learning to do foundation piecing so I ordered The Town and Country, Precise Collection 1&2, 3 and 4. At these half prices I couldn't resists.

    Seriously, thank you for posting this, I have been looking for patterns for foundation piecing.
    Oh that is so good of you hahhahahha....I have all of those too.....

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    I got mine also, thanks.
    I have a tone of patterns, I have to dump the saved ones on my computer onto a thumb drive every once in a while.

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