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    I'm guilty of having multiple sets of notions but not so much for classes but for different areas of the home and when I can't find the one I just had in my hand (which is often, I'm sorry to say).

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    I thought I was the only one that has two of almost everything!!!

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    I have duplicates and then some. I misplace everything in my sewing room, so having more than one of everything is a must!
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    I've had absurd notions, frightening notions, slightly insane notions, preconceived notions, inspired notions and gol' durned notions. That makes at least six.Name:  images.jpg
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    I also have more than two sets of some things. Crazy isn't it?

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    Me, too. I have a machine that I keep in my car for classes, retreats and sew dates. With it is a bag of necessary notions including rulers, cutting mats and multi-pack of threads. I only have to gather project specific items. I am ready to sew at all times!

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    Okay, now you've got me thinking. I'm going to work on getting a travel bag ready. I know it would make things easier and add to the fun of sewing with my friends. Sometimes it seems like so much work to get everything together that I wonder why we do it. Then we get together and it is so much fun. There have been times in my life when I always had something with me to work on, but I got out of the habit when I went back to work. I need it just as much now! Thanks for the suggestion!
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    I'm with you. I seem to put things down & then can't find them. I have mor than one of anything.

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    I have 2 sets of things(cutter,rulers...etc), one stays at home; the other stays packed in my Tutto bag for taking to sewing group. If I don't have things pre-packed, something gets left at home and of course I need it. I also have multiple,seam rippers, pin magnets and scissors; one goes in each of my treadle cabinet drawers.
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    Interesting read. I thought that I was the only one who had multiples of notions. I am trying to curtail the purchase of more, but it is hard when one sees a new ruler or gadget.

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    never have enough rippers...they seem to grow feet and walk away.......I wait for JoAnns to have 50%notion sale then I usually pick up "extras" of small stuff......not dups on rulers though...that can get quite pricey........
    I wish though, that someone would make a hand needle threader a bit stronger and longer lasting than those silly little silver things with the thin wire that is offered.......I go through those like crazy when I am doing handwork..........any suggestions would be appreciated.......

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    I have multiple sets of notions. I need things at my cutting table, at my sewing table, at my planning table, near the couch when I am working on hand projects. I used to have a set that I used for everything. Then after looking for them multiple times, I went out and purchased more as money would permit. Now I am well stocked and seldom lose anything. Love it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lori S View Post
    I have more than two sets just for my sewing room!! Too many time I have lost a small ruler , pincushion , sissors etc ... so I have way more than two sets of notions( the ones I use the most). I only hope I can find the one I need at that moment I need it.
    I have at least two sets of most notions. I leave one set in my bag that I take to classes, retreats and sew-ins. Before I got the extra notions, I was always forgetting something important (everything is important!). Now I don't have to worry about forgetting something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greenheron View Post
    I've had absurd notions, frightening notions, slightly insane notions, preconceived notions, inspired notions and gol' durned notions. That makes at least six.Name:  images.jpg
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Size:  4.0 KBSometimes I just take a notion.
    Thanks for the chuckle! I needed that!

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    I have two houses, two sewing rooms, two sewing machines and duplicates of almost everything. Dozens of scissors, seam rippers, rotary cutters and rulers.

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    Now that I spend eight hours with my mother at my sister's apartment, I have a second set to make the blocks for quilts. That includes a sewing machine.
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    I think I have 2 or more of most small sewing notions because I misplace so many things and don't want to waste a lot of quilting time looking for them. I usually find everything and put it back in place when I finish a project and pick up my sewing area.
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    I have two or more of some rulers, rotary cutters, scissors, etc. I hand embroider and applique so I have a little travel kit with some duplicates and unique items. I use the travel kit at home too.

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    Guilty as charged.

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    I have 2 sets. One for home and one packed and ready for travel. It seems I was always forgetting something crucial at home. Problem solved!

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    Me--one stays packed for outings. In my sewing room I have several of everything. I just bought a new ruler because the numbers were wearing off on the old one but i keep the old one for a back up. Silly i know.
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    Great idea. I've come home from a class minus something thus my project was on temporary hold, your idea would keep this from happening. I have 2 sets of some notions only because I forget what I previously bought.

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    I have two sets only because half my quilting stuff is here in my apartment and half is across town in a storage unit and I can't find anything when I need it so I end up going and buying what I already know I have somewhere. I'm not the best at being organized and I'm really paying for it, not just with money but also fustration!

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