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Thread: Necessary Quilting/Sewing Tools in Multiples

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    Super Member maryb119's Avatar
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    Seam rippers and scissors are mulitples for me. I need them in lots of different places.

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    I'd have to say just about everything, scissors, seam ripper, rotary cutters, blades, sewing machine needles, and the list goes on. I have a definite knack for losing something 6 seconds after I put it down. Drives me crazy.

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    Oh my gosh, I loose multiples of everything! I would hate to find out just how many seamrippers are lurking around in my studio
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    I like the posts from people who say put stuff back in the place where it belongs. I have a tray next to my sewing machine which has most things I use all the time, even a few presser feet. I have a cup with no handle near the sofa for pencils and a seam ripper. I have two small "waste baskets" that are carried from the sewing machines to the sofa. I could use at least two more. They are just drink mix containers and work well. I have seam rippers at the machine, by the sofa, in my purse and in the bag that goes to quilt club. My small scissors is hanging from a 24 inch piece of elastic around my neck. That 's the handiest thing yet.
    Do I loose stuff. You bet!
    Mavita - Square dancer and One Room School Teacher

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    How about one of each thing with a built in homing device - push a button and the thing would beep - need it for the car keys, too.
    Never let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.

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    Rulers, tape measures, and almost everything Jan said...but I do only have one pin cushion. It is a magnetic one and I take it with me wherever I need pins. The nice thing about it, I can kind of toss the pins towards it and they go in. I tried having two chairs in my sewing room but there wasn't enough room--so I took one out. But then, I don't really need two since I only have one reg. sewing machine and one embroidery machine.

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    I am always having to buy because I must have a Hugh mountain somewhere of straight pins and quilting safety pins. It almost seems that every time I need them I end up buying more.
    I know the borrowers take some things but what are they doing with thousands of pins? Is it scaffolding for houses., bridges or ?.......
    Finished is better than a UFO

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    Quote Originally Posted by TinkerQuilts View Post
    #1 for me is reading glasses.
    I'm with you, TinkerQuilts!

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    Bandaids in place of a thimble... What a great idea!!!!

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    I have extra magnetic telescoping wands they come in handy for me and the mechanic in the family (not usually me), also long measuring tapes 120", needles, I seem to have collected several different types of non-electric pressing "irons", duplicate sewing machine feet....

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcrow View Post
    When the mail lady came today, she looked up at me and then down at the mail in her hand and nonchalantly said "Do you have enough glasses on your head?" I felt the top of my head and there were two pair plus the ones on my nose. How dumb did I feel. I started laughing and so did she! So, I guess I would have to say I don't need multiple glasses. I just need to know where to look for them.
    They are kind of hard to see when they are on top of one's head!

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    Did anyone mention a few "extra" sewing machines? Even after I sold one to a friend, I've still got 7, only 1 truly modern, one 70's-85ish, the rest vintage.

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    Scissors! I am not going to count how many I have but I have 2 favorites that I take out of my sewing room when I am doing hand work, then, when I am back ay my sewing room, they are not around! It is annoying, just today i was thinking about duplicating the favorites. Ah, I cannot forget to tell you that I have a sister in Uruguay that I have introduced to quilting, so everything I own I had to buy it again,ah she has two houses, one at the beach that she goes every weekend, so to start- she needs two. Are you counting with me? I am talking about 4 each! LOL
    :-( I wish I was a full time quilter!
    Andrea (Margate, FL)

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    Scissors .. various size, shape quilting templates .. rotary cutters .. quilting books/magazines.. fabric I buy when I already have it at home! ... measuring tapes... magnetic pin holders ... thread and the list can go on!
    Live, Laugh, Love & Quilt!
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    HM I should invest in the notions companies stock...
    Never let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.

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    My clip-on magnifier glasses are always getting lost amongst the fabrics and my marking pencils. I keep buying them, but don't know where they end up! Some day, I'm going to think I hit a jackpot when I find them all!!
    Live Simply, Love Generously, Care Deeply,Speak Kindly, Leave the rest to GOD

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