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Thread: What is your Favorite Small notion Under $5.00

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    Thread Heaven. I wouldn't be caught dead without it, it makes sewing and quilting so much easier. There is less tangling, the thread just glides through the fabric.
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    Quote Originally Posted by myreda View Post
    How about one of those telescoping wands with a magnetic tip to pick up pins and seam rippers off the floor without bending? JoAnn's has them and you could probably find them at a hardware store too.
    You can get the telescoping wands at Harbor Freight. I LOVE mine. Don't remember what the price, but I know it was under $5. GOOD LUCK
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    long twezzers, needle holder to hold machine needle while i screw it in.

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    needle holder to hold machine needle while i screw i t in also a little mirror to lay under where it goes to see the hole. also long twezzers.

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    I find this little tool very useful. I got it in Joann's;
    http://www.buy.com/pr/product.aspx?s...lerid=33733883

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    I really like the little gripper dots to put on the back of rulers so they don't slide when you try to cut.

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    Not sure of the price, but one of the things I use most frequently is the little paddle-shaped magnet thingie to pick up pins that have hit the floor. I have a cat who thinks chewing glass-headed pins is the thing to do. So, to avoid big vet bills, I'm pretty good at retrieving pins when they hit the floor (all too often). I love my magnetic pin holder, too, but it has to keep its distance from the Bernina and its computerized innards.
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    Quilt Magnet for sure!!!
    You know if your a quilter when you cleanup your sewing room and your family thinks your moving out!! Author U/K Sue

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    Pin Magnet for sure!!!
    You know if your a quilter when you cleanup your sewing room and your family thinks your moving out!! Author U/K Sue

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    My favorite would be my mug organizer! I do love the clover seam ripper!

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    I may feel silly once I know the answer, but, what is a purple thang?
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    I love my small embroidary scissors, my seam ripper and a small magnet to pick up the pins I drop and spill.
    Fabric is like money, no matter how much you have it's never enough.

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    pins, seam rippers, magnetic pin holder, fabric markers, containers such as pencil boxes, pencil cases(for rotary cutter) harbor frieght carpet cutter blades, telescoping magnetic wand for picking up pins, tiny screw drivers, machine oil, Singer machine grease, pin cushions, tiger tape, white leaded pencils for marking fabric, snips or tiny scissors, thread catchers
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    Seam rippers, can never have enough of those little guys.
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    A quilt journal or simply a blank book for pics/descriptions of your quilting projects. Another possibility would be a selection of quilt labels,

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    Seam ripper is my first choice but a box of freezer or parchment paper or flat head pins. Love the ideas here and a good question
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    It isn't a notion for sewing, but I recently found that an old pair of kitchen tongs hanging close to your sewing area is invaluable when you drop your project. a spool of thread rolls away. I have back problems, and bending over to retrieve is uncomfortable, I plan on putting a small magnet on it. Another nice tool, an expandable magnet. You can get them in quilting catalogs, but I found mine at Ace hardware, extends to about 30 inches, and the magnet is larger and stronger, great for catching pins, metal bobbins etc, that you have dropped. I dropped a packet of needles, and the magnet was strong enough to pick it up through the plastic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dunster View Post
    I couldn't get by without my seam ripper, so that must be my favorite.
    ditto
    with a coupon you can get a nice one with a large grip handle at Joann's - Fons and Porter, I think.

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    Without reading any other posts and giving you my own wishes it would be - new pins, new seam ripper (you know these get dull and we keep using them) and a package of neon sticky notes (to use in my sewing area to keep track of things).
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    A seam ripper is a must have.
    Needle threader, the nice kind.
    wash away thread and fusible thread.

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    John James Gold 'n Glide needles. I like size 10 or 11--a long thin needle that goes through fabric like butter. Love them.

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    $5.00 gift

    These are all great ideas, one thing I didn't see mentioned is a magnetic wand for picking up spilled pins or a needle which has flipped out of sight. I have several, one in each "to go" sewing box, and one beside my sewing machine. There is also one on my cutting table. I keep another one handy for the grandkids to goof around with when they stop by.
    There are some pretty ones at Hobby Lobby but the strictly functional ones can be found in any auto parts dept.
    Dandelion

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    Lately my go to tool has been a bone folder, great for birthing anything, spritz seam with water, zip the bone folder along the seam and it lays flat with no effort at all. Love it!
    I should mention that I have been making a lot of stuffed toys, handbags and xmas stockings...lots of birthing.

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    Hemostats, no doubt. I am constantly using them to pull thread from the machine or take picked threads from a quilt...they grip like crazy and sometimes, there is no substitute for grip...tweezers just don't cut it.
    Michelle Guadarrama

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