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Old 01-20-2016, 03:43 AM
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I have been collecting quilting supplies for a long time.....shopping on eBay and online shops. I have so many gadgets that I have forgotten that I have them and don't use them. What is your favorite useful gadget?
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Old 01-20-2016, 04:48 AM
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I use all my gadgets at one time or another but some of my favorites are
1. Big Look
2. Gypsy Cutter (for chain piecing)
3. Clapper
4. Steady Betty
5. Hot Hemmer ruler
6. Add a quarter ruler
7. Zirkel magnetic pincushion
8. rotating mat
9. Bias tape machine
10. Sidewinder

I have the Go and over a hundred dies but I consider that as essential as my sewing machine.
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These are the things I use on almost every project I do, listed in no particular order:
1. Stiletto (can't sew without this in my hand)
2. Foot with edge guide
3. Gypsy Cutter (for chain piecing)
4. Bloc Loc HST rulers
5. rotating mat
6. Design Wall
7. Clapper
8. Steady Betty
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I guess I don't collect any gadgets. Just use the basic: rulers, rotary cutter (28mm) and my favorite mat Omnigrid.
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Old 01-20-2016, 06:36 AM
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I consider rulers, mats, design wall, rotary cutters, seam rippers, and scissors basics, the same as the sewing machine and thread.
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Old 01-20-2016, 06:36 AM
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not really a gadget collector, but my best is the sidewinder(gift from DH) worst is martelli binder. i can only get it to work on pre-quilted fabric,nothing else.
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Old 01-20-2016, 07:51 AM
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No gadgets here either, ManiacQuilter, and feeling no deprivation at all.
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Old 01-20-2016, 08:16 AM
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Originally Posted by Onebyone View Post
I use all my gadgets at one time or another but some of my favorites are
1. Big Look
2. Gypsy Cutter (for chain piecing)
3. Clapper
4. Steady Betty
5. Hot Hemmer ruler
6. Add a quarter ruler
7. Zirkel magnetic pincushion
8. rotating mat
9. Bias tape machine
10. Sidewinder

I have the Go and over a hundred dies but I consider that as essential as my sewing machine.
What is a "Big Look"?
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Old 01-20-2016, 08:24 AM
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I'm not much on gadgets, but my go to ruler is the June Tailor Shape Cut ruler, then my 4x13" ruler, 6x24 ruler, 24x36 mat and 45 mm olfa cutter. I do have other rulers that I've gotten at yard sales, etc., but rarely or have never used them. My scissors are Fiskars, the ones with a spring.

I almost forgot my snips that I get from this company:http://www.mygoodscissors.com/ThreadNippers.htm #6204, haven't used a seam ripper since I "discovered" them about 10 years ago.

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Old 01-20-2016, 08:28 AM
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0kJi_9OfRk

I have good eyesight but love this thing for being able to see every stitch. It's one of my best purchases.
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