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Thread: quilting notions - tackle box?

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    My dear friend's birthday is Monday - she and I took our first quilting class together this summer and get together most Sunday evenings to sew - many of the world's problems are solved during our Sunday night sessions!

    For her birthday present I bought a purple tackle box and plan to put things in it that are related to piecing/quilting....
    so far I have:
    painter's tape (for holding down fabric as we sandwich)
    binder clips (for holding a quilt together as we sew on a binding)
    needle threaders
    T-pins
    Basting safety pins
    an angled paint brush for cleaning lint out of the machine

    Any other ideas? I'd be especially interested in things that you wouldn't think were quilting notions. I've read the thread about household things that can be used for sewing, but was hoping for ideas for small items that will fit in the tackle box.

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    I use clothespin and use a sharpie to write a # on top of them, to use when you are holding rows together to get ready to sew

    1 - 20 or so, and can store them on a piece of cardboard covered with fabric

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    tape measure?

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    Lint roller for picking up the unsewing remainders.

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    was searching and found lots of ideas here for you

    http://thunderbayquilters.org/?page_id=97

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    All great ideas and thanks for the link!
    right now my dining room chairs are draped with rows I've sewn for a grandboy's quilt - one set on each chair. The clothespin idea would free up some of those!

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    more tips on this thread that I had created for us awhile back

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-35650-7.htm#1729594

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    I am going to buy a roll up blind to make my design wall with flannel, that way my blocks will stick to it

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    lots of ideas here for design walls all sizes

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-49751-1.htm

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    yes, get you one of those drying clothes racks and you can hang your projects on them

    also the big plastic zip gallon storage bags are great to store projects, and the clear plastic shoe boxes, all sizes

    Quote Originally Posted by JanTx
    All great ideas and thanks for the link!
    right now my dining room chairs are draped with rows I've sewn for a grandboy's quilt - one set on each chair. The clothespin idea would free up some of those!

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    A set of pigma pens will last her for years and perfect for writing a quilt label. A pencil sharpener with the jumbo slot for thick pencils, it will sharpen the box of colored chalk sticks (.98) to a find point. Big paper clips. The new ones are very pretty!

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    Quote Originally Posted by craftybear
    was searching and found lots of ideas here for you

    http://thunderbayquilters.org/?page_id=97
    What a great site. Thanks so much for finding it & sharing it with us.

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    People, people, people - the house is quiet, many projects wait for me, but here I sit reading all of the tips on those links!

    I'm adding ... clothespins, lint roller, Q tips, a can of spray starch (cause we joke about how much we use), a small tube - may have to eat some mini M&M's, but anything for a friend - to hold filled bobbins. I've also printed off several pages from the links to include in the box. Perhaps some different size baggies - I recently separated my different works in progress into large baggies and I can easily grab the one I want to work on.

    This will be so fun to give her!

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    How about a school glue stick? I am going to try one soon. Some say you can glue instead of pin for certain jobs.

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    How about making her a special pincushion.

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    small spray bottle for starch. give her this website!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by craftybear
    was searching and found lots of ideas here for you

    http://thunderbayquilters.org/?page_id=97

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    Why about pedicure toe-separaters to store bobbins? Maybe you could spring for a replacement rotary cutter blade. Or maybe a skewer stilleto, door stops to tilt the machine forward .. there are TONS of "household items" that can be used for notions and organizers.

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    What a great gift you are giving her! I love Zennias idea, Dotty has a tute on making the cutest cupcake pin cushions, and everyone loves cupcakes, lol!

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    I use pipe cleaners to get lint out of my machine and also cuticle stick to push those pointed ends out shen turning my project after I sew it.

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    How about one of those magnetic wand tools that extends (in auto parts dept) for picking up pins and such from the floor. These are less than $2 I believe. What a great idea for a gift. Have fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by craftybear
    I am going to buy a roll up blind to make my design wall with flannel, that way my blocks will stick to it
    Love this idea! Thinking cheap rollup blind, where can I get one.. dollar tree maybe? :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Minnesewta-sam
    How about one of those magnetic wand tools that extends (in auto parts dept) for picking up pins and such from the floor. These are less than $2 I believe. What a great idea for a gift. Have fun.
    Just keep it away from your electronic sewing machine!

    How about sticky notes. (or did I miss someone posting that!)

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    i go to the dollar store and buy those mini ice cube trays..each one has like 30 something little sections i think.. but each one holds one bobbin so they can be filled all at once, instead of just run you run out.. so handy, sitting in my desk drawer.. empty a bobbin, just pull one out and load! so cool.

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    Come on Quilters! I can't believe -

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    CHOCOLATE!!!!! (or her favorite candy)

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