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Thread: Favorite Notions...

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    What is your favorite Notion...?

    Do you purchase lots of different ones?

    Can you pass up a good looking, easy to use Notion one you feel you just can not live without?

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    Needless to say, a seam ripper. But in addition to that, I use an awl. It's perfect for coaxing and easing fabric a little at a time into seams.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crissie
    What is your favorite Notion...?

    Do you purchase lots of different ones?

    Can you pass up a good looking, easy to use Notion one you feel you just can not live without?
    My favorite is the seam ripper. I buy them 3 or 4 at a time. I lose them alot. I know when I FINALLY get my room entirely cleaned, I'll find all of them. lol

    I don't know if there's really anything else out there, have looked at a few cool things, but I can live without them for now, but NEED the ripper!

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    I have to say I love my new little gizmo..and, I don't know what they call it..but, I love it! (Okay someone can say what it is called if you know!)It looks like a ruler...long about 12" and in the middle is a line...and, the edge either way of it is 1/4"....and, you can use this to mark your 1/4" marks to sew on...so, you can layer 2, let's say 5" square...then mark you lines, sew....On lines...then cut between them which is where the line was on this ruler thingie....which then makes your 2 triangles sets...and, you can keep going across , up and down w/these lines, sewing and then the cut...and, you'd have little pinwheel pieces!:)Such a fun little gizmo..and, such a pretty neon orange...and so sorry I can't name it;)Skeat who paid only a bit over $2 for this entertainment...that keeps going for now I have entertained you!LOL

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    Mine is presser feet...different templates...rulers....marking pens....a cute little triangle trimmer...manicure scissorss (yes, plural) the list goes on..... :lol: :lol: :lol:

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    I'm with Amma--if a gadget exists, I probably have it. (probably haven't used half of them). Oh and if it's "as seen on tv" I gotta get it!! I have every peeler, noodle cooker, window cleaner, etc, etc that's ever been sold on tv (all neatly stored in the basement, unused) What can I say? I'm a "junkie"!! (But not for drugs-just junk LOL)

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    I have a lot but I think my favorite is the Kwik Klip to help these old arthritic hands pin all those pins in the quilt. If you've never used it trust me it makes it so easy to pin the pins, and also to take them out when you start quilting.

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    I love notions and gadgets and depending on the price, I'll usually buy it and try it, if it catches my fancy. The same with kitchen gadgets. Love em. I think my fave sewing notion is my magnetic pin holder.

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    My most favorite- current- is a short ruler used in paper piecing to cut for the 1/4 inch . It has a little lip so it doesn't slid :roll: and don't ask why I need that little lip :twisted:

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    I love rotary cutters and scissors. I have all different kinds.

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    I have quite a few but the best is the Quilt in a Day triangle square up ruler. It saves so much cutting and your HST's come out perfect.
    I also like her flying geese rulers.
    I agree the Kwik Klip and pin covers are a great hand saver.

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    My Pfaff SID foot. It works like a plough and keeps me in the groove.

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    Mine would be my magnetic pin holder and my gingher snips. I have had my snips for years and they are the best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wanda_GA
    I have a lot but I think my favorite is the Kwik Klip to help these old arthritic hands pin all those pins in the quilt. If you've never used it trust me it makes it so easy to pin the pins, and also to take them out when you start quilting.
    I'm glad to hear this. I've been intending to get one, but wondered how well it worked. Now I'll buy one. Thanks!

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    I haven't seen anything new, but I do keep looking. Have to learn how to use all the ones I have. Can't say I have a favorite.

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    I love my seam rippers, embroidery scissors and magnetic pin holder.

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    I love notions! I can spend some happy time just looking and touching them, and of course picking out one to take home. I have an assortment of seam rippers. Just got a new one today. I use them a lot :lol:

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    My absolute favourite..at the moment :lol: is my glass headed applique pins which i only just bought. They are so fine that they just glide into the material..heaven..and you can iron over them as they are heat resistant. They are truly a pleasure to use..can you tell i love them :D
    They were a little pricey and for anyone interested they are by clover and they also had patchwork pins which were extra long but were even dearer. Mine have see through yellow and blue glass heads..so pretty...and the other good thing is you can see them easier on the floor with the glass head.

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    My favs are my seam ripper and razor blade because I do a lot of ripping. :lol:

    Then there is my 6" ruler I can't live without! And my long handled tweezers and snips.

    If I see something nifty that will help too, I will buy it.

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    I just love notions and usually can't help buying that "new" one that will just revolutionize my quilting. My favorite new gizmo is the Triangulations CD -- I made flawless (well -- almost :lol: ) 1" 1/2 square triangles......


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    I don't have very many notions, there are a few I would like. Money is tight right now and if I have to choose between fabric and notions...fabric wins! BUT...if you do much hand sewing and your eyes aren't as young as they used to be... the clover needle threader is wonderful!!

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    My favorite tool may be the magnetic wanted, I use that all the time. Apparently, I lovelooking around at all the giszmo's, but I got to stay out of the fabric stores!! I keep buying and still trying to get a stash, but enough projects to get me thru the winter I think. Today I bought a 1" bias tape maker, some flannel, and whatever else, came to over $21 and I was happy I didn't spend more.

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    bump,sorry

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewjoyce
    I just love notions and usually can't help buying that "new" one that will just revolutionize my quilting. My favorite new gizmo is the Triangulations CD -- I made flawless (well -- almost :lol: ) 1" 1/2 square triangles......
    I have worn out my Omnigrid 6x12inch ruler.
    Snips ... the more the better. At the factory, we absolutely carried those things in our hands ... the ones that have the ring that goes over the ring finger ... get so used to having it in your hand, that you don't even notice it, especially when power sewing. Good snips will have pointy tips so you don't have to look for the fifteen seam rippers I haven't been able to find for the last eight years :cry:
    Rotary Cutter ... best thing ever!
    I have a weakness for a lot of rotary templates that I haven't ever used, but maybe one day!

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    This is funny because i think I take some things so much for granted.....that I didn't think a seem ripper or rotary cutter would be considered notions...because those are necessary?? :shock: Hehe...isn't it funny how that works....
    I guess those are my favorite!

    Other than that...quarter inch foot......and my free motion foot....ummmm

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