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Old 05-20-2015, 04:45 AM
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Razor blades... for ripping out seams.
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Old 05-20-2015, 04:47 AM
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Great thread! Keep it going. Most interesting things come to light.
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Old 05-20-2015, 05:51 AM
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I love all these ideas. There is no telling what I could come up with if I would just open my eyes and use my imagination. Thanks for getting this thread going! Susan
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Old 05-20-2015, 06:41 AM
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I use the cutlery holder from an old dishwasher that broke down. In it are my rotary cutter, scissors, little rulers, chalk pencils, etc.
The bigger plastic salad containers are used to contain my batik scraps, sorted by color.
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Old 05-20-2015, 08:00 AM
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Harbor Freight has loads of good tools that can be used at for assisting in sewing. Prices are great also.
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Old 05-20-2015, 02:06 PM
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I used masking tape to tape three store bought frosting containers together for great storage. Scissors, marking pens, seam rippers, etc
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Old 05-20-2015, 04:10 PM
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I found a metal stand for drying hand washed dishes and use it for my plastic rulers. It works great.
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Old 05-20-2015, 06:50 PM
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Using floss threaders. What a great idea! Thanks

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Old 05-20-2015, 07:05 PM
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I use: Tweezers to grab the needle when I am hand quilting. My fingers just won't grip it.
Large plastic pre-wash lettuce containers for cut pieces of fabric.
Dollar store sticky tape rollers to pick up all the loose threads on my quilt top and on the floor.
I'm short, so I place a couple of small rubber door stops under my machine to tilt it a bit in my direction so I can actually see the top of what I am sewing.
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Old 05-20-2015, 07:24 PM
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So many ideas thanks
when hand embroidering -when threading the needle wet the thread and the eye of the needle. much easier.
post it notes to mark rows and squares in each row
file holder for templates
bobby pins for bookmarks
lint roller for stray threads
paint brush for much can also use paint brush to brush flour off of lefse grill when making lefse
hair barretts that click open and closed for holding binding when hand sewing
for circle templates use round lids, glasses and etc.
metal magnetic dish and telescoping want for picking up dropped pins
Zip lock bags
Use old CD's for reflector on mail box
use a kitchen sponge, soak it in water, put in zip lock bag, freeze and use it in a cooler for an ice pack.
mouse pad - use for a pin cushion I cut mine into smaller pieces and glued 2 or 3 lalyers together.
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