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Thread: What is your favorite quilting tool you have found in 2010?

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    I was in Kansas City during the shophop but for a different reason. I asked to stop at one shop so I went to Prairie Point. They had a lady demonstrating the Binding Tool. I was so impressed that I reached in front of her and bought 2. One for me and one for a quilting buddy. They have a tutorial on You tube.
    http://www.Youtube.com/watch?=ex2PajesRvU
    If that doesn't work go to their website www.MissouriQuiltCo.com
    You will be impressed by how simple it is to use. It works perfectly every time.

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    OK so I tried the link to You tube. It takes you to You tube in the box type the binding tool and then it will pop up with the tutorial

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    I haven't used it yet but I think this may become a favorite of mine. Here is the link: http://suepellanddesigns.com/shop/category/tools/
    It is the orange rulers. There are 6 different size scallops on the three rulers. It can be used to make leaves, flowers, and as a quilting guide for lines. I am really looking forward to using it.

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    I bought it but would just as soon do binding as Sharon Schambers does in her glue binding tute. doesn't use a tool at all.

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    Straw Needles. I love them when I am hand sewing the binding onto the quilt back. My fingers do not get sore. Using reg. needles they did.

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    My newest tool is the bias tape maker. I used to do it myself but using the tool is a lot faster

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    You can all laugh at me but it was the Quilting Board. I learned so much from here from everyone here with their ideas and pictures and items to sell.

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matilda
    Yes, Matilda, this is the right Youtube tutorial. Thanks, I must have mistyped something. I really like this tool and it works everytime.

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    I have the binding tool too and I love it.

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    My favoite "new tool" is a pair of tweezers!!! I sometimes have trouble pulling needle through all the layers if I do too many stitches when quilting. I used a pair of scissors and ruined them so I thought about the tweezers and they work great.

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    Well I think I have bought several goodies this year but the one that comes to mind first is my steady betty. Its a ironing surface that won't let your fabric stretch when you iron. I'm not very good at remembering to press not iron so this helps me alot.

    I bought it at JoAnn online with a 50% off coupon and got free shipping. It was a promotion they had for a couple of days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by newquilter10
    My favoite "new tool" is a pair of tweezers!!! I sometimes have trouble pulling needle through all the layers if I do too many stitches when quilting. I used a pair of scissors and ruined them so I thought about the tweezers and they work great.
    Same here, I just bought the larger ones (with the angled edge) at JoAnn's with the 40% off coupon. I can't imagine how I worked before without them. They just grab the edges so nicely, and my fingers aren't sore anymore!

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    I have to agree with the poster above. The best tool so far has been this board! I just recently discovered it.

    I'm amazed at how much I've learned just perusing past topics. I especially love the Elmer's glue trick! This has saved countless ripping outs & removed a lot of the frustration I'd found in sewing patches together.

    The other trick I really liked was marking the bobbin thread for the first few rounds so that I'll know when the bobbin thread is close to running out. I only have a very old electric Kenmore sewing machine...it just barely zig zags let alone beeps when the bobbin thread is low!

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    I bought the binding tool in Loveland during the Quilt Show. It is one awesome tool. Works every time.. But I have to agree with Pojo, the Quilting Board is very awesome too.
    Lots and lots of help and tips.

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    Other than the Elmer glue stick (LOL - love this) my favorite new tool for me would be the rotating olfa cutting board. Plus I have to agree that the QB also has helped me with new ideas and such. Learn something new almost everyday. Thanks members

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