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Old 01-16-2013, 08:22 AM
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I have one. It's a good tool to have.
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Old 01-16-2013, 09:03 AM
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I agree, I have had one for a long time and use it all the time. Its very useful
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Old 01-16-2013, 09:15 AM
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Originally Posted by luvTooQuilt View Post
i have a ladybug that attaches to my sewing machine its about the size a dime but its 'mouth' has a razor- same principle as the gizmo but mine was less than $5.... and I love it- the only BUG ill ever love.. lol..

the 'idea' is great.. I have a machine cutter built in my sewing machine but i can apply this anywhere. It definitely IS a timesaver..
LuvTooQuilt ~ Just wondering after I read your glowing review on the Ladybug cutter. It looks like a GREAT idea for my application....the only thing I struggle with Husquvarna is the thread cutter it seems to always be getting out of position...

I read that the adhesive on the Ladybug becomes permanent after 24 hours. What if? The blade becomes dull, then you have a useless addition on the side of your sewing machine? I really like the idea of the 'bug' but just don't want something that will be permanently affixed that I cannot use or remove without damaging my machine casing.

Really enjoying this discussion.
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Old 01-16-2013, 09:31 AM
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Originally Posted by BellaBoo View Post
Fons and Porter has something similar to this. It holds a seam ripper so you could rip seams without holding the ripper and use it to snip chain sewing threads. It is very useful.
I saw the one from Fons and Porter, so got a block of wood, about 3 inches square (I'd guess) by 1 in high, glued a wooden spool on it, and put my seam ripper in the spool hole. Works just fine, and was cheap!! Hubby does a bit of wood working, so the block of wood was easy for me to find.
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Old 01-16-2013, 09:38 AM
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have one like it
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Old 01-16-2013, 09:40 AM
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Tend to use th cutter on the side of sewing machine exactly the same method.
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Old 01-16-2013, 09:41 AM
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I am SO GLAD to see this reviewed! I've been looking at this and thought it made great sense. Now to read the good reviews and especially the one where she holds it in her lap only makes me want to run out and get one. I'm thinking if there are stability issues, just place it at the edge of a table and use a carpenters clamp to hold it in place.
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Old 01-16-2013, 09:51 AM
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I received one for Christmas and LOVE it!
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Old 01-16-2013, 09:57 AM
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What a fabulous idea! Especially when I'm chain piecing items that have to stay in order, it would be a HUGE help to have a hands-free option. Thanks for the link!
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Old 01-16-2013, 10:25 AM
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Thanks for the link ... this is going on my list !
I bought a wood handmade version of this at a quilt show a few years ago, it's a help but smaller and doesn't stay put well. I had to put double stick tape on it to hold it down. This looks a lot better

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