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Thread: Quilter's candy

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    Quilter's candy

    One of the gifts I got from my dh for my birthday was a $25 gift card to Keepsake Quilting.

    I have Plenty of fabric right now, and too many UFO's and need to do quilts this year, so I'm not really interested in buying more for my stash.

    What would you spend it on?

    Oh, I have a Juki mid-arm I use for quilting, and Singer I use for piecing. I'm not necessarily looking for something "practical". Whimsical is fine. Fun. Humorous. Whatever.

    What would be on your wish list?
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    I had no good ideas and decided to browse their site.

    This cuckoo clock is way more than your gift certificate, but I would love this:
    https://www.keepsakequilting.com/qui...p-cuckoo-clock

    Back to reality. These magnetic quilt tiles?
    https://www.keepsakequilting.com/qui...gnetic-version

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    I saw the clocks... adorable! But, yes, way out of my budget. I was thinking about going with a 12 inched self standing quilt hanger for my bay window in our living room. There is one for $25 exactly.

    The magnetic quilt tiles are cool.
    “Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.” ~Scott Adams

    Piecefully,
    Lisa

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    I took a little look at the stencils. There are many that are not much more than five dollars. I would be drooling over those.
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    [QUOTE=Mitty;7974791]I had no good ideas and decided to browse their site.

    This cuckoo clock is way more than your gift certificate, but I would love this:
    https://www.keepsakequilting.com/qui...p-cuckoo-clock

    That clock is adorable! The cat, the rotary cutter, the spool of thread. I love it all!

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    I would stock up on blades for my rotary cutter and needles for my machine!

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    This cuckoo clock is way more than your gift certificate, but I would love this:
    https://www.keepsakequilting.com/qui...p-cuckoo-clock

    OMG, I am in love!

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    The magnetic tiles would be cool to mess around with.
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    Spend it on Thread!
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    My Hubby got me that very clock for my birthday one year. It is adorable, has a chimney sweep that pops up and down, the kitty jumps and she has her rotary cutter going too. I did take paint and made her hair red instead of blonde to match mine.
    Sandra

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    Maybe hang onto it until something you want or need comes up?

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    Since I don't know what you already have it's hard to make a suggestion. I have an embroidery/sewing machine and have been buying threads from all over. Some have nice spools that hold the thread from coming off the spool - others do not, so I asked for the spool huggers. I put them on the spools I could get to and love them - already planning to buy more. Their "Lil Holster" looks interesting. I like the look of the wooden needle holders too. Let us know what you decide.

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    I had never heard of these, but my sister received sewing machine tattoos for a Christmas gift. An interesting idea: https://www.urbanelementz.com/tattoo-elementz.html

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    Thread, I saw a really cute thread collection yesterday. I'm not sure of the name at the moment. "Frosted" maybe?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaryKatherine View Post
    Spend it on Thread!
    YES! I find it difficult to spend on Aurifil thread, but it’s so wonderful to use! That’s what I’d go for and smile while I used it. :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by nuffsaid View Post
    I had never heard of these, but my sister received sewing machine tattoos for a Christmas gift. An interesting idea: https://www.urbanelementz.com/tattoo-elementz.html
    I SEW want these for my new longarm!!! Too cute!!

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    My DH gave me a $150 gift card to JoAnn's here in town. I already have more fabric than I will ever use, so when I need batting, or 505 spray, curtain fabric, pillow forms etc., is when I'll use it.

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    Thanks for the great suggestions. I will probably hang on to it for a bit. My practical side is leaning towards thread or rotary blades. My aesthetic side is waiting for something a little more eye-catching and fun.
    “Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.” ~Scott Adams

    Piecefully,
    Lisa

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    I can always use another quilt hanger, a mug, or some thread.

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    I’ve been into crazy quilting lately but my selection of embroidery threads was limited. I told dh I would like some Trebizond silk thread from purl soho. https://www.purlsoho.com/silk-embroidery-thread.html
    For Christmas I received a spool of every color! I love that man!

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    I have one of the Lil holsters. very handy.
    An old saying that nothing is perfect in God's World justifies any mistake I make in my quilts, some on purpose and some by accident..

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