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    My June Taylor rulers.

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    Main item, though not used on a daily basis: the Simplicity Bias Tape Maker. Worth every penny. I'm always amazed as the fabric comes out the folding/pressing area and it's even. Great time saver.
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    My Olfa rotary cutter. My favorite is the one where you squeeze to cut and the blade automatically goes back "up" when you release it.

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    I love using the Wing Clipper templet for making flying Geese.

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    I use a crochet hook. I find it just as effective.

    Quote Originally Posted by joysewer View Post
    I wouldn't be without the Kwik Klip that helps close pins when you are pin basting.....it really saves the fingers!

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    Quilt In A Day triangle square up ruler. Best time saver ever.
    Rotating cutting mat.
    Worst waste of money is the Triangulations video.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joysewer View Post
    I wouldn't be without the Kwik Klip that helps close pins when you are pin basting.....it really saves the fingers!
    I love the Kwik Klip!
    Karen from Louisiana

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinkberrykay View Post
    Did you pay the $6.00 to ship it? I found it on Amazon.com for $6.04 plus 4.04 shipping. Or. $10.39 free shipping.
    Wish I had seen this before I ordered it from the other place.

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    I love my Quiltcut2, wonderclips, my retractable Olfa cutter, Stitching Lines (easier for me than Tiger Tape), and my Creative Grids rulers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carolaug View Post
    I bought mine from Jenny Beyer.

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    My new year's resolution: no more gadgets that are one use and collect dust. I will walk by all the gadget demos at quilt shows and not even stop to look and will never buy one online unless at least ten of you recommend it.

    After all the money spent on gadgets, my favorite and most useful and cheapest are: Bamboo chopsticks (stilleto use and poking out corners after turning) and one half a spring clothespin ( wooden ironing thing).

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    A glass of dry white wine after another 'ripping' session.

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    Quote Originally Posted by karenpatrick View Post
    Wish I had seen this before I ordered it from the other place.
    ME TOO!!!! I know that I will love it though. Thank you.

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    Best seam ripper

    My best seam ripper is a scissors - Its a surgical scissors like they use to sew up wounds in the hospital. It works just great. Much faster then a regular seam ripper. Try it, you'll like it.

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    These sound great, hadn't realized how bad my sight had become till I had to use two pairs of glasses to rip out some seams, which I never ever have to do.lol hehehehe
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    You are sew right sewmary! I have so many gadgets that don't work well it is pathetic, no more gadgets for me, but a seam rippppper is not a gadget in my boooook.lol


    Quote Originally Posted by sewmary View Post
    My new year's resolution: no more gadgets that are one use and collect dust. I will walk by all the gadget demos at quilt shows and not even stop to look and will never buy one online unless at least ten of you recommend it.

    After all the money spent on gadgets, my favorite and most useful and cheapest are: Bamboo chopsticks (stilleto use and poking out corners after turning) and one half a spring clothespin ( wooden ironing thing).
    Sewbeadit
    W. Washington

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnnieH View Post
    A glass of dry white wine after another 'ripping' session.

    Love this!!!
    Myrna

    They say money does not buy happiness, but it buys fabric & fabric makes me happy!!

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    For Christmas last year I had a Baby Go Cutter and I love it. Strips, squares & stars for applique are now so much easier for me and I've got more pain free time to sew. A belated Happy New Year to everyone on the board.
    There is nothing you can do to make God love you more and nothing you can do to make Him love you less.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anna O View Post
    My Olfa rotary cutter. My favorite is the one where you squeeze to cut and the blade automatically goes back "up" when you release it.

    I need that. I have two nasty cuts right now that come from bumping my hand into the rotary cutter being held in the other hand. It wasn't even cutting, just holding it perfectly still and I managed to seriously cut myself TWO TIMES!!

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    I have many gadgets, but one of my favorite things at the sewing machine is a pair of LaCross needle nose tweezers. I use them to pull up threads, pull out loose threads from a seam ripper, and as an awl on a regular basis.
    pat design

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    I love gadgets.I think I have everyone mentioned on this thread except for the GoCutter. My favorite is probably the June Tailor slotted ruler. I think I have 5 or 6.
    We would worry less about what others think of us if we realized how seldom they do.

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    My favorite gadgets are the square up ruler from Eleanor Burns, SewLine pencils for marking applique, Clover bias makers, and the no-melt plastic circles for making berries, etc. for applique.

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    My favorite "gadgets"--my Ott light--couldn't sew at night (and since I work days that would be disaster!) without it, and the Binding Tool--especially now that I saw the Missouri Star Quilt Co 2nd video on it so I use it right! And of course that wonder magnetized pin bowl--I can just toss the pins to the area the bowl sits and don't mess with a pin cushion at all! And the last was a prize from quilt guild--a homemade tool binder to hold the basics for handsewing.

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    my rotary cutter with a side handle, it help my painful wrist tremendously, I bought it back east at a quilt show

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    I am going to have to get one of these...I am always forgetting to press the button to cover the rotary blade.
    Quote Originally Posted by Anna O View Post
    My Olfa rotary cutter. My favorite is the one where you squeeze to cut and the blade automatically goes back "up" when you release it.

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