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    Super Member Midwestmary's Avatar
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    I received the new Clothtide catalogue yesterday and noticed pages of quilting notions....that got me to thinking about which gadgets I really need - as they all look tempting. So I'm posing the question: which quilting notion/tool could you not live without?
    (I saw another thread that discussed which ones you don't need).
    Thanks :)

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    Rotary cutters and mats are the things that I absolutely have to have. Others are just fun things to have.

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    Add rulers to that one

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    I don't know if it's a must to everyone, but I surely do use a stiletto alot. If $$ is an issue I've heard of using a wooden skewer.

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    Rotary cutter, mat & ruler - those count as only one, right? :)

    Walking and darning feet - I might be able to live without the walking foot, but I'd have to take up cussin' again. :mrgreen: And I've tried fmq without the darning foot and it's darn difficult.

    I really like the Sew Slip mat, although I guess ordinary vinyl like you buy on the roll at Walmart is supposed to be just as good.

    My ugly purple rubber-spandex gloves with the missing thumbs and forefingers.

    Magic Genie Bobbin Washers - these things clear up so many little problems on the backs of my quilts.

    Mary Ellen's Best Press - I would keep this around for the fragrances alone! :)

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    Seam Ripper is a must for me. Wish I didn't need it

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    Rulers,rotary cutter and blades, cutting mats, I could not live without. I can't forget my best friend, seam ripper. Can't forget the walking foot and darning foot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jingle
    Rulers,rotary cutter and blades, cutting mats, I could not live without. I can't forget my best friend, seam ripper. Can't forget the walking foot and darning foot.
    what she said! plus the dots to keep the rulers from sliding, marking pencils, Gingher 4in scissors, gingher snippits, aned an extra seam ripper

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    Kwik Klip. Tool for closing pins when pinning a quilt. My fingernails can't take the trauma of closing all the pins.

    Pat

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    a seam ripper LOL

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    Quality scissors.

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    ALL of the afor mentioned items and a purple thang...and yes, that is the name of it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vicki W
    Seam Ripper is a must for me. Wish I didn't need it
    I resemble that remark. :D

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    rotary cutter and ripper

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    [quote=jaciqltznok]ALL of the afor mentioned items and a purple thang...and yes, that is the name of it![/quote



    what is a purple thang????

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    [quote=Midwestmary]
    Quote Originally Posted by jaciqltznok
    ALL of the afor mentioned items and a purple thang...and yes, that is the name of it![/quote



    what is a purple thang????
    http://cgi.ebay.com/PURPLE-THANG-MUL...item3f024bebe7

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    Superior thread,my mat that spins & lots of good rulers.

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    Perfect Piecing Seam Guide by Perkins Dry Goods. I think mine fell in the trash can. I tore my sewing room apart last night, opened all my machine cases and the attachment cases. Looked in all my drawers - no luck. It is gone. I ordered another one, so I know the sewing gremlins will return it the day the new one arrives. It kind of ticks me off that I was so careless; the guide is only 4 inches long, but with shipping, is close to 7.00 to replace.

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    My absolute favorite for hand qulting is Clover table top needle threader, no more struggling to thread quilting needles. Spendy, about $15 but worth it for "aging" eyes.

    Second favorite is John James Quilting needles. These needles do not bend or break like others that I have used.

    :thumbup:

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