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Old 08-14-2013, 04:52 PM
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I am just starting out and have found a few tools that have quickly become my favorites, and am still discovering things. What are yours?

My favorites:

Shape Cut Pro slotted ruler
GrabbIt magnetic pin cushion
Seam-Fix seam ripper

and then of course the essential rotary cutter and mat, but that goes without saying
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Old 08-14-2013, 05:02 PM
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I have a very small pair of scissors...not sure who makes them but I got them at the LQS. The blades are about an inch and a half to two inches long and the handles are black. They are sharp all the way to the point. I love them so much I have three or four pair placed strategically around the house. Absolutely essential!
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Old 08-14-2013, 05:12 PM
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My Brother 1500, and I'm only half joking. I love this machine!
Kai scissors in 3 sizes.
John James needles.
Clover perfect fit leather thimbles.
Elmer's washable school glue, liquid and stick.
Alex Anderson's 4-in-1 seam ripper tool.
Olfa frosted rulers.
Ikea bendable LED desk lamp.
Niagra non-aerosol spray starch.
Both parchment and freezer paper.
Heat-resistant template plastic for applique.
Superior's Bottom Line thread.
And my design wall, which is simply W&N cotton batting tacked to the wall.
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Old 08-14-2013, 05:55 PM
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A rotary cutter, with an O'lipfa ruler for the mat.
Singer 201 for piecing
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Old 08-14-2013, 06:15 PM
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Lets see my olfa cutting matt, my june taylor cutting matt- that I cant do without!, good rotary cutter, ,good seam ripper, my ott light!, my large purse shaped pin cushion a qb member made for me! This board- its a wealth of info and support! :-)
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Old 08-14-2013, 06:15 PM
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Grip strips for rulers. Best thing I've found to prevent slipping
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Old 08-14-2013, 06:22 PM
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My rotary cutter& mat , and then starch!
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Old 08-14-2013, 06:23 PM
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I'm with Peckish...Love my Brother 1500,
Accuquilt Go,
Best Press,
Sharpies,
Blue Painters Tape,
Parchment and freezer paper,
Teflon square-sheet for ironing,
snip-it thread cutters,
Gingers
Dental tool #35 for removing stitches.
Polypropylene sheets for art quilts (and Photoshop!),
The steel bowls with a magnet on the bottom for pins (from discount stores and Autozone type places)...
....I'd get that $99 thimble if I weren't on a budget!!
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Old 08-14-2013, 06:24 PM
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I absolutely love the Clover extra fine patchwork pins I bought after reading rave reviews on QB. I feel so spoiled every time I use them, lol.
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Old 08-14-2013, 06:31 PM
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I'm with Peckish...Love my Brother 1500,
Accuquilt Go,
Best Press,
Sharpies,
Blue Painters Tape,
Parchment and freezer paper,
Teflon square-sheet for ironing,
snip-it thread cutters,
Gingers
Dental tool #35 for removing stitches.
Polypropylene sheets for art quilts (and Photoshop!),
The steel bowls with a magnet on the bottom for pins (from discount stores and Autozone type places)...
....I'd get that $99 thimble if I weren't on a budget!!
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