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Old 09-14-2010, 04:17 PM
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What is your favorite quilting gadget or notions?

member, elizabeth, wanted me to start this thread, good idea!

if you want to share the link to show us the cool gadget or notion!
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Let's see, I love my rotary cutting board that goes in circles, and I love my light that is attached to the side of my machine so I can see better, and I love my glue sticks for getting the seams to line up perfectly, a trick I learned in a class. This is great. I know I have more favrotites but these are first. ANd I love the Sewing machine lifter my DH made me. Makes it so much better n my back not to have to lean up so far. Thank you.
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Rotary cutter and mat (so fast to cut instead of scissors)
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share with us more about the glue stick

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Let's see, I love my rotary cutting board that goes in circles, and I love my light that is attached to the side of my machine so I can see better, and I love my glue sticks for getting the seams to line up perfectly, a trick I learned in a class. This is great. I know I have more favrotites but these are first.
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Originally Posted by craftybear
share with us more about the glue stick

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Let's see, I love my rotary cutting board that goes in circles, and I love my light that is attached to the side of my machine so I can see better, and I love my glue sticks for getting the seams to line up perfectly, a trick I learned in a class. This is great. I know I have more favrotites but these are first.
Yes please!! I was going to ask the same thing :thumbup:
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My favorite 2 notions are a very good rotary cutter and my Creative Grids 2 1/2 x 12 1/2 ruler. Oh and my Martelli cutting mat, it was expensive but worth every penny!!
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OK. I was doing a bargello in the class and she gave us each a glue stick and instead of pinning, we dabbed a little glue on the seam all the way across, then when we matched the other piece all we did was give it a little push and they locked together. Then when we sewed the fabric worked itself in and each seam lined up perfectly. My bargello seams all matched. Amazingly so. Learn a lot by taking classes. Thanks for sharing. The glue just disappears into lalaland and does not gum up your machine. Since then, I have noticed the glue stick in lots of others tools of the quilt trade. Any brand is fine.
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what brand of glue stick???

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OK. I was doing a bargello in the class and she gave us each a glue stick and instead of pinning, we dabbed a little glue on the seam all the way across, then when we matched the other piece all we did was give it a little push and they locked together. Then when we sewed the fabric worked itself in and each seam lined up perfectly. My bargello seams all matched. Amazingly so. Learn a lot by taking classes. Thanks for sharing. The glue just disappears into lalaland and does not gum up your machine. Since then, I have noticed the glue stick in lots of others tools of the quilt trade. Any brand is fine.
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I have shared this method a lot when I see ladies pinning so many pins to line things up and I get a big hug after they try it and see the results. Hope you try this idea.
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I have elmers in my kitnow but use those you get at the dollar store even. ANy brand seems to work. After you sew, and iron, you pull the seams to iron and you can't see the glue. Poof---gone. It just takes a little dab and it is quick. Just dab,dab,dab,...

You are so welcome. Glad to share. Hey, I showed Crafty bear something. Wahooooooooooooo.
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