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Thread: What's your favorite "modern" quillting helper?

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    What's your favorite "modern" quillting helper?

    I just spray basted 3 table runners with 505 spray in about 10 minutes. No more pinning or sew basting. I must say this is one of my favorite time savers. What's yours?
    I don't want to brag but I can still fit into the earrings I wore in high school.

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    My favourite helper is my Machingers gloves. I wouldn't do freemotion quilting without them.
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    I love the clever clips for binding. No more stabbing!
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    I sandwiched 5 quilts this afternoon with 505 spray basting 3 queen size , one twin and a toddler sized baby quilt. Thank goodness for spray basting, the ping pong table and heqavy duty spring clips!
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    I baste with Elmer's School Glue and may never go back to needle and thread!
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    Spray basting!! It was life changing... no more puckers.

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    An telescoping magnet for picking up the pins, scissors, seam rippers, bobbins, awl, presser feet, keys, and heavens knows what else I constantly drop!! From Amazon.

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    spray baste 505+pick up magnet+reflex scissors

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    Rotary cutters have to be the best, I can't imagine cutting everything out by hand and sewing by hand so I have to say the sewing machine is also a favorite of mine

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    I would have to say rotary cutters because scissors hurt my hands.(arthritis)

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    i could not live without my rotary cutter, mat, and fluorescent ruler
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    The Cutting Gizmo. You set it to the left of your sewing machine. It has a razor blade inside of it and when you chain piece, you lay the pieces down on it and it cuts them apart. Voile!!
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    All the plastic we have for templates and rulers instead of having to make them.
    The TruCut rulers with their matching ergonomic rotary cutter
    The TruCut electric rotary blade sharpener.
    Nifty Notions half and quarter square rulers
    Deb Tucker's templates
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    Love the clover clips but also love my turning mat it sure helps when cutting pieces that need to be turned and cut more than once.
    But my all time favorite is Quilt In A Days triangle square up ruler where you sq up with one cut. It is amazing.

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    Seems you all are in love with this spray, i think ill need to try some.
    Im in love with my rotary cutting syztem. I saw it when it first came out,
    Splurged and never turned back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcrow View Post
    The Cutting Gizmo. You set it to the left of your sewing machine. It has a razor blade inside of it and when you chain piece, you lay the pieces down on it and it cuts them apart. Voile!!

    I have the Cutting Gizmo too. How do you keep it from sliding and keep it in one place? The little stinker keeps skidding away on me.
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