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    Great tip for 1/4 seam.

    Bonnie Hunter blogged about this tip and I tried it and it works the best of all I've tried. Use the Command Strips as the sewing guide. No sticky on the machine and easy to take off. I have the 1/4 food with metal side guide but I like this much better. I can make the guide as long as I need, not just length of the foot. But I found an extra plus to this. If you can see the thread behind my needle the strip holds the thread out of my way after I cut it. I tend to get the thread in my way when I'm starting a new seam.

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    Bellaboo-how do they attach to the machine without leaving residue?

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    What are Command Strips?
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    I am a big fan of Command strips!

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    I haven't heard of command strips. Sounds like something I need. My 1/4 foot with guide actually twists my fabric and makes a very unstraight line. Something to do with the feeddogs.

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    They vo up, hold your and dont leavee marks.
    made for walls to hang pictures.bing ommand stripz

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    Great tip & thanks for sharing. I was struggling with the dreaded quarter inch earlier today. That must be a pretty large command strip you have pictured. I think the ones I have are much smaller, but this looks worth a trip to the store to buy a larger size.
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    You are a genius! I will do that as soon as I find my command strips. I use them to hang stockings at Christmas and they have never marked my walls or chipped paint. THANK YOU!

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    Great tip. Thanks for passing it along. I am sooo going to do this.
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    I bought the package of the large refill strips. You pull the tab and the strip removes from whatever it is stuck to with no residue. You can butt two strips end to end to make it extra long. Most all stores have them, even grocery stores. They have been on the market for over five years.
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    I think you find them in the picture section at Michael's, Joann's Hobby Lobby, etc. Great tip!
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    Walmart here has a big selection and lots of refill sizes. Around Christmas season there is usually a display next to hanging decorations. For some reason if they are in the Christmas section they are 50% off after Christmas. I stocked up last Christmas sale. I bought all that was left. I have five or more packages of each size hook plus refills. I doubt I need to buy more for years! and I noticed they cost more this year.
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    Thanks for the tip!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo View Post
    Walmart here has a big selection and lots of refill sizes. Around Christmas season there is usually a display next to hanging decorations. For some reason if they are in the Christmas section they are 50% off after Christmas. I stocked up last Christmas sale. I bought all that was left. I have five or more packages of each size hook plus refills. I doubt I need to buy more for years! and I noticed they cost more this year.
    Sounds like a Secret Santa item....

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    Thank you for sharing that great tip!

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    Neat tip. Thanks for sharing.

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    I've never heard of command strips but I need to try them.
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    I used the hooks on the wall to hang up most of my rulers but never thought of the strips for this. My treadle sewing machines have no mark so this will work great on them!
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    Thanks for the GREAT tip! I have some left over from some Command hooks that I bought. I'm going to try this ASAP
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    Great idea, eliminates the need to have a quarter inch foot for each of my machines.

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    Oh I didn't know they had refill strips Great Idea!!

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    Love this idea! I have been using small stacks of sticky notes or painter's tape for this purpose, but this seems to be a much better solution.

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    Thanks for a great tip. Command strips are going to be on the shopping list today

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    What an excellent idea! I love command strips and use them all the time. I have lots of extra strips so I am definitely going to try this. Thank you for the tip.

    Xtgirl, the strips are designed to be easily removed without leaving any residue

    Here's the link to the Command website:

    http://www.command.com/wps/portal/3M...&WT.ctod=06:14

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