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Thread: Necessary Quilting/Sewing Tools in Multiples

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    Necessary Quilting/Sewing Tools in Multiples

    As I desperately search for my seam ripper, it occurs to me that I should have more than ONE seam ripper in my sewing space since mine always seems to be hiding.

    What other tools would you consider having multiples of in your sewing/quilting room?

    Norma

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    Scissors! I never can find them!

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    ROTARY CUTTERS1 I can't seem to keep up with mine. I have 6 or 7, but I still lose them.

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    Seam rippers immediately came to mind when I read the thread title, but I'll add bobbins and pin cushions to the list!

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    A 6" ruler with slide, measuring tape, pin cushion, rotary cutter and just about everything else you can think of. I keep loosing everything some days.
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    scissors, seam rippers, rotary cutters, measuring tape, marking tools, rotary cutters
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    yep ditto sewnsewer2

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    My little very sharp, pointy scissors. I have 3 or 4 pair. Only know where one pair is at the moment.

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    scissors
    seam rippers,
    rotary cutters
    needles of all kinds
    sharp pens
    rulers (2-3 each of my faves)
    marking pencils
    bobbins
    spools of my preferred piecing thread
    cutting mats (4-5 sizes)
    pin cushions
    design walls
    rolling desk chairs (2)
    sewing machines (open and ready to sew - 3)
    work tables

    Hello, my name is Jan and I'm a "multiples" user, LOL!
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    If I only had one VERY good organizer then I wouldn't be looking for my spare ones..or maybe it should be if I were organized....

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    #1 for me is reading glasses.

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    my chalkoner, I have several with different colors of chalk, can never find them!!

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    No amount of "extras" would cure my ~I can't find______. I try to keep 4 pair of glasses in my work room. At the moment only one pair is in here and it's on my head.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jan in VA View Post
    scissors
    seam rippers,
    rotary cutters
    needles of all kinds
    sharp pens
    rulers (2-3 each of my faves)
    marking pencils
    bobbins
    spools of my preferred piecing thread
    cutting mats (4-5 sizes)
    pin cushions
    design walls
    rolling desk chairs (2)
    sewing machines (open and ready to sew - 3)
    work tables

    Hello, my name is Jan and I'm a "multiples" user, LOL!
    I'm with you, Jan!
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    Pin cushions, definitely pin cushions.... I have many of them - a couple by my sewing machine, one by the ironing board, and a couple on the cutting table..... oh and another over by the design board... and a few more on the shelf, just for fun!!
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    Needle threader for my vintage machines or I can't sew.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jan in VA View Post
    scissors
    seam rippers,
    rotary cutters
    needles of all kinds
    sharp pens
    rulers (2-3 each of my faves)
    marking pencils
    bobbins
    spools of my preferred piecing thread
    cutting mats (4-5 sizes)
    pin cushions
    design walls
    rolling desk chairs (2)
    sewing machines (open and ready to sew - 3)
    work tables

    Hello, my name is Jan and I'm a "multiples" user, LOL!
    Ditto I also am a multiples user

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    Rulers, thread snips, seam rippers, scissors are the things I have the most multiples of.

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    I have multiples of lots of things. But not because I lose them. I have them because I don't want to have to go all the way to another room or up or down the stairs for something. Come tax return time I'm also getting another vacuum and another step stool just because I'm tired of dragging them up and down the stairs.

    I'm probably never more than 6 feet away from a pair of scissors no matter what room I'm in.

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    Thimbels, and bandaids for when I can't find my thimbles! LOL

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    I got stick on pencil holders at Walmart, a 3 pack for $5. I put one on each sewing machine and one by by cutting table, and everyone has a seam ripper in it. I also use one for my stilleto on my primary use machine.

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    What Jan says....
    AND extra eyeglasses!!!
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    eye glasses, screwdrivers, thread rippers, pins, SCISSORS, measuring devices, did I say eye glasses?
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.

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    Yea I think it wouldn't matter how many of antone thing I had I think I still wouldn't be able to find it when I need it LOL!

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