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Stuff you Use for Quilting, that isn't originally for Quilting!!!

Old 09-14-2011, 02:54 PM
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What has wandered into your arsenal of quilting/sewing tools and supplies, that is not originally meant for such??

* toothbrush -- great mini whisk to get rid of loose threads
* Pampered Chef scraper -- simplifies finger pressing!
* sticky notes -- always ready for reminders of machine settings
* and more will come to mind later!






**Inspired by Pester's thread of non-quilting uses for our quilting things
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At night I wear one of those thingys like a small miners headlamp focused on the needle area. Really helps. Magnetic dish from Harbor Freight for small scissors, seam rippers, etc. Telescoping magnet to get all the pins off the floor every night. One of those sticky rollers to get all of the loose thread off me and the quilt. I know there is more, but can't think.
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Old 09-14-2011, 03:05 PM
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a 45 record holder for my rulers
file cabinets to fit under my sewing table which was originally a desk
a dresser for my fat Q's
a chef's aluminium rack in my closet to hold my stash
pencil case to carry my cutter to class
a compass to draw circles for applique and etc
a protractor to design quilt blocks
a silverware caddy to hold my scissors and etc
elmers glue stick for applique
chop sticks to press my seams down
graph paper to design quilts
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a 45 record holder for my rulers
file cabinets to fit under my sewing table which was originally a desk
a dresser for my fat Q's
a chef's aluminium rack in my closet to hold my stash
pencil case to carry my cutter to class
a compass to draw circles for applique and etc
a protractor to design quilt blocks
a silverware caddy to hold my scissors and etc
elmers glue stick for applique
chop sticks to press my seams down
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Old 09-14-2011, 03:11 PM
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Painter's tape to mark straight line quilting patterns.
I also use a silverware caddy for tools, pens, pencils, etc.
Small dining table for my sewing table.
Empty plastic slide boxes for pins, and other small items.

There are probably other things I can't think of right now!
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Old clear plastic creamer containers for water for my steam iron, scotch tape to hold templates in place, small ceramic plant pot for various sissors and cutters.
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I have a couple good ones that aren't my original idea:

mustash trimmer for ripping seams and never cuts material
toilet bowel brush for picking up threads off of carpet
toilet brush holder to catch odds & ends by sewing machine.
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Mole Skin foot pad to mark 1/4 inch on my sewing machine. Keeps my seems really, really even :)
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I use a Chinese chopstick as a stylus to keep fabric in place as it feeds through, works great and it dirt cheap.
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Originally Posted by sammygirlqt
I have a couple good ones that aren't my original idea:

mustash trimmer for ripping seams and never cuts material
toilet bowel brush for picking up threads off of carpet
toilet brush holder to catch odds & ends by sewing machine.
I just heard about the Toilet Bowl Brush Saturday @ Quilt Grp.
It just cracked me up.......but hey anything that will work...I'm game
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