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    More Harbor Freight tools I need?

    Tomorrow are quilt group is going on an outing and we are going to stop at HF. I have some tools from there that have been recommended on this board that I can't live without...LOL...but I know there are more that I've read about but have not made note of. Attached is a pic of the ones I love...my FAVORITE is the screwdriver that makes life easier on the sewing machine. I also have their rotary blades and have some that are great and then some that will do in a pinch.

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    I can't remember right now all the things I've bought from them!
    I go and browse; thinking outside the box.
    They do have tool boxes (great for "sewing case"), great T-rulers (for squaring), scissors (for cutting things other than fabric), etc.
    Look for anything that strikes your imagination.

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    Someone posted about the suction cup handles that are made for moving glass are good for rotary rulers and really good for the thick long arm quilting rulers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sunnye View Post
    I can't remember right now all the things I've bought from them!
    I go and browse; thinking outside the box.
    They do have tool boxes (great for "sewing case"), great T-rulers (for squaring), scissors (for cutting things other than fabric), etc.
    Look for anything that strikes your imagination.
    Thanks...the T-rulers are one of the things I read about and forgot to look for.

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    14" scissors, $3.99, great for batting.
    http://www.harborfreight.com/14-inch...ors-90609.html

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    Pat, what is the thing on the far right in your picture? Thanks, Laura

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewplease View Post
    Pat, what is the thing on the far right in your picture? Thanks, Laura
    It's a telescoping wand with a magnet on the end.

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    HF has 2 little stubby screwdrivers, one flathead, one Phillips head, that I find invaluable when working on my machine. The handles are large and easy to grab.

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    A magnetic tool (or knife) rack.
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    Great place to shop for quilters! Didn't know about those scissors. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewplease View Post
    Pat, what is the thing on the far right in your picture? Thanks, Laura
    I'm guessing it's a magnet on a pivoting head. If she doesn't have a magnet yet, she needs to get on of the telescoping kind. Beautiful for pins that need to slide alllllllllllll the way under the table.
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    Did you find those brushes there? They look perect for cleaning lint out of a machine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grann.
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    I'm guessing it's a magnet on a pivoting head. If she doesn't have a magnet yet, she needs to get on of the telescoping kind. Beautiful for pins that need to slide alllllllllllll the way under the table.
    Yes, Grannie, your right - it is the telescoping magnet...super for those pins that invariably land under the table or bed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lormito View Post
    Did you find those brushes there? They look perect for cleaning lint out of a machine.
    Yes Lormito...got the brushes there and they're great for cleaning the machine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    Someone posted about the suction cup handles that are made for moving glass are good for rotary rulers and really good for the thick long arm quilting rulers.
    That sounds like something I could use, for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PghPat View Post
    Yes Lormito...got the brushes there and they're great for cleaning the machine.

    I've been pulling out lint with q-tips. A long skinny brush would be ideal, but I NEVER remember it when I'm out shopping.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PghPat View Post
    Yes Lormito...got the brushes there and they're great for cleaning the machine.
    I use an old (clean) mascara brush. I'm cheap!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peckish View Post
    I use an old (clean) mascara brush. I'm cheap!
    I don't wear makeup. But I am going to see if I can find the hummingbird feeder brush someone gave me once---------which I never used for that purpose since I just bleach the heck out of the feeders then rinse a dozen times.
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    If you are a longarmer, they have long large magnets that you can put on your belly bar to hold the quilt top in place.

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    45 mm rotary carpet cutter blades. Work as well as the name brand ones and are only $1.99 for a two pack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PghPat View Post
    Tomorrow are quilt group is going on an outing and we are going to stop at HF. I have some tools from there that have been recommended on this board that I can't live without...LOL...but I know there are more that I've read about but have not made note of. Attached is a pic of the ones I love...my FAVORITE is the screwdriver that makes life easier on the sewing machine. I also have their rotary blades and have some that are great and then some that will do in a pinch.

    Can anyone clue me in on some that I should buy tomorrow? Thanks, PatName:  IMG_20130113_090054.jpg
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    What do you use the little brushes for? Lady at guild today said not to use pipe cleaners to clean electronic machines as they can mess with sensors. magnetic things, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lormito View Post
    Did you find those brushes there? They look perect for cleaning lint out of a machine.
    Please see my comment.

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    My last trip to HF, I bought a pair of really small pliers. They come in handy when removing a needle. I have also bought large clamps. They hold quilts together when sandwiching and keeps them straight.
    Quote Originally Posted by PghPat View Post
    Tomorrow are quilt group is going on an outing and we are going to stop at HF. I have some tools from there that have been recommended on this board that I can't live without...LOL...but I know there are more that I've read about but have not made note of. Attached is a pic of the ones I love...my FAVORITE is the screwdriver that makes life easier on the sewing machine. I also have their rotary blades and have some that are great and then some that will do in a pinch.

    Can anyone clue me in on some that I should buy tomorrow? Thanks, PatName:  IMG_20130113_090054.jpg
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    The little suction cups are great for holding rulers in place. On Saturday I saw rubbery kitchen floor mats that are great for muffling sound (I'm in an apartment) and to keep machines like sergers from "walking". I think cutting a little chunk off might be good to keep pedals in place too. They had those flashlights that strap onto your head on sale, too. Not only are they wonderful in a black out, but they sure help if you drop a pin or needle on the floor and have to crawl around to find it. For $2 how can you go wrong? Have fun!
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