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Thread: My Ah-Ha moment!! (scroll down to see the actual Ah-Ha)

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    You're cleaver!!! I wouldn't have thought of that...

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    I am going to have to add a roll of painter's tape to all my sewing notions!

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    Man I had so much trouble with those post-it notes coming off. Is there a trick to keeping 'em on the sewing machine??

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    The tape is also good for securing plastic bags over arm casts before showering. The cast was needed because this Mimi slipped as she was going down a water slide with GD this summer - Ouch!! Cast is off and I can quilt again!!![/quote]


    :thumbup: Way to think out side of the box!! I'm so glad you can quilt again!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Corky
    Never thought of using those magnetic Business cards - love that idea, too

    At a class last week the teacher (Karla Alexander) used the photo mount tape as an edge. Love it!
    Quote Originally Posted by Scotlass
    That is a good idea and also a good way to use those magnetic business cards you get from businesses, they aren't strong enough to hurt your little electronic machine and they work great on the old vintage ones that are all metal.
    I might have to try these too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by May in Jersey
    I had an Ah-Ha moment like yours a few months ago when it suddenly dawned on me that since the Gem Gold machine that I take to Sew Ins had snap on feet the feet from my old Brother would fit the Gem too.
    Isn't it wonderful when these things 'come' to us?

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    A magnetic guide would work great- you can make one out of frig magnets

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    I'll have to try that out :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by dublb
    Man I had so much trouble with those post-it notes coming off. Is there a trick to keeping 'em on the sewing machine??
    I use a strip of painter's tape over the stack of post-it notes to keep them in place. That works great for me as I could never keep the notes from coming off either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by franc36
    Quote Originally Posted by dublb
    Man I had so much trouble with those post-it notes coming off. Is there a trick to keeping 'em on the sewing machine??
    I use a strip of painter's tape over the stack of post-it notes to keep them in place. That works great for me as I could never keep the notes from coming off either.
    :-)

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    Works every time!

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    I have used business cards, that 1/4 in. tape w/ the lines on them, even drew it on w/a sharpe. Now I have my 1/4 in. foot on every machine, gotta love 'em.

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    Thanks I think I will give that a try on my FW.

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    We all can use those Aw Ha moments, good for you.

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    I've used this technique with painter's tape (stacked 3 layers hight) for quite a while and my 1/4" seams are almost flawless now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewbeadit
    We all can use those Aw Ha moments, good for you.
    Thanks!!!
    I agree!! And if we keep sharing our Ah-Ha's we'll all be better quilters!! Love this board!

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    Great use of painter's tape! I keep a roll in my sewing bag; it's come in handy a number of times for various things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QBeth View Post
    Great use of painter's tape! I keep a roll in my sewing bag; it's come in handy a number of times for various things.
    Great Idea!!!!!
    Bev
    My initials are BB, so dublb is double B.

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    That's a good one to keep the quarter inch straight! We sometimes get in a hurry and it skitters off and it ends up making a bubble when you press it. Thanks for that!
    Be kinder than necessary,everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle.

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    Been there, and do that also. Only way I can have any hope of keeping it to a 1/4". lol.
    katigirl

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    Another tip I've seen (via Pinterest) is to use rubber bands around the throat of your machine, ie to the right of the sewing area to guide your fabric against....can use different colours for different widths....and they WONT affect any computerised machines, none of it has to be metal to get magnets to stick to and easily removed when not needed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pippi65 View Post
    That's a good one to keep the quarter inch straight! We sometimes get in a hurry and it skitters off and it ends up making a bubble when you press it. Thanks for that!
    Isn't it a pain when that happens! I hope that my idea helps everyone else.
    Bev
    My initials are BB, so dublb is double B.

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    How nice that you were able to go with your Hubby and get a vacation and a new machine as a bonus.
    Fabric is like money, no matter how much you have it's never enough.

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    It was a lot of fun! Maybe not for him because he had to go to meetings but I had a blast!
    Bev
    My initials are BB, so dublb is double B.

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    I keep my pin cushion setting in the hole of a roll of painter's tape on my sewing machine at all times. Those tomatoe cushions fit perfectly inside the core of the tape roll and the tape roll keeps the pincushion from falling off the machine.

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