Go Back  Quiltingboard Forums > Main
Worst quilting item purchased >

Worst quilting item purchased

Worst quilting item purchased

Old 06-22-2015, 06:45 AM
  #61  
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Farmington Hills, Michigan
Posts: 229
Default

Originally Posted by JanieH View Post
The sidewinder for winding bobbins and the quilt calculator. Never got the hang of the calculator though the owner at one quilt store was a whiz with it and could figure yardage on it, it remained a mystery to me. When his was dropped and broken, I gave him mine. I think I heard it whisper "Finally I am given to my rightful master" as I handed it to him.
BAAhahahahaha!
SherylM is offline  
Old 06-22-2015, 06:50 AM
  #62  
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Farmington Hills, Michigan
Posts: 229
Default

Originally Posted by mlt150 View Post
I sent my Ginghers in to the company after dropping them and my LQS "tried" to sharpen them. Well worth the time, effort and small fee to have the Gingher Company return them to near new. Go to the Gingher web site and they have info on sharpening.
Thank you for the reminder - this has been on my To Do list for MONTHS.

I bought mine back in the mid-80's when I worked at Jo-Ann Fabrics (before they started selling everything else), and I love those scissors. They're just so dull right now I couldn't cut butter with them...
SherylM is offline  
Old 06-22-2015, 06:52 AM
  #63  
Junior Member
 
mlt150's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Catlin, Il
Posts: 218
Default

Originally Posted by OneDoxieMom View Post
My biggest disappointment was buying the two sizes of Quilters Slide Locks. Biggest waste of money I ever spent and now I don't know what to do with them - too expensive to throw away but I will never use them.
I love my slide locks! What do you dislike about them?
mlt150 is offline  
Old 06-22-2015, 07:02 AM
  #64  
Power Poster
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Southern USA
Posts: 12,405
Default

My biggest disappointment was buying the two sizes of Quilters Slide Locks. Biggest waste of money I ever spent and now I don't know what to do with them - too expensive to throw away but I will never use them.

How are you using the SlideLocks? I won't cut with a rotary cutter without one. I don't use it as a ruler but to hold the ruler on the fabric. Nothing moves, not the ruler or the fabric. They are like the seatbelt in my car at my cutting table.

a pounce pad for marking quilting designs (why did I think loose powder was a good idea?).

I love the Pounce. I took a class on how to use it! Fill it with chalk, put both lids back on, hit it flat on the table hard fifty times. Refill, and repeat for fifty more times. You do not have to Pounce again. Do not pounce the chalk on the stencil. Swipe it. The new white chalk will not rub off or smear. It will iron off. The blue chalk won't iron off but can be rubbed off. Pounce stencils have fine mesh instead of open holes if you are looking for buy any new stencils for marking.
Onebyone is offline  
Old 06-22-2015, 07:06 AM
  #65  
Member
 
disijudy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: southeast of Chicago
Posts: 34
Default

One of my downfalls is taking classes. I always manage to buy more than I need or have time to do.
Hand quilting by Luixin - a $60 situpon frame and several silver thimbles - a few hundred dollars spent years ago, I'm sure. Luixin is so cute - how could I not buy? Nice stuff, excellent quality stuff, but not used since the class many years ago.
Another was a class with Sue Spargo on embellished embroidery. She's so talented and makes/has beautiful stuff. But I never finished my VERY expensive acorn pinkeeper - I know it will be lovely if I get it finished - maybe before I'm 90. And of course, there's the cd of designs. Love them, but have no time for it. Oh, maybe if I get my act together.... Maybe if I print them out for the grandkids to color.
disijudy is offline  
Old 06-22-2015, 07:08 AM
  #66  
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Southern California & New Mexico
Posts: 153
Default

Originally Posted by mlt150 View Post
I love my slide locks! What do you dislike about them?
I love mine too -- BUT, it took me a while to change my habitual way of cutting fabric so I could use them. At first it seemed awkward to measure with a grid ruler and then switch to the slide lock but now it's a breeze. I also bought a Martelli cutting mat (wait for their sales!) and often just go by the very accurate markings on the mat instead of using a grid ruler.
Teri D is offline  
Old 06-22-2015, 07:14 AM
  #67  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Delaware County, SW of Phila.
Posts: 610
Default

I can't even remember the name of them but they are little rubber stoppers to put onto straight pins to hold them in place so you don't have to pin your quilt with safety pins. WHAT A WASTE OF MONEY! I tried to use them; they are very hard to put onto the end of the pin especially if you have arthritic hands which I do. They don't stay in place. They fall off onto the floor and the dog tries to eat them. I have them in a safe place now. In the drawer. They also cost me a wopping $35.00. Stupidest thing I ever bought.
dcamarote is offline  
Old 06-22-2015, 07:31 AM
  #68  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Walton Hills, OH
Posts: 828
Default

QUOTE=auntnana;7234195]I think the only thing I absolutely hated and literally threw across the room was that horrible binding foot that was supposed to do it all in one step. That thing almost brought me to tears!![/QUOTE]

If that was the Martelli...DON'T GIVE UP ON IT. I had mine for several years before I thought that I paid so much for this and couldn't get it to work, I'm going to sit at the machine until I figure it out. There are videos online and the instruction book for reference. I finally got it and can bind a baby quilt perfectly in an hour. There is a learning curve!
institches33 is offline  
Old 06-22-2015, 07:32 AM
  #69  
Super Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Kenai, Alaska
Posts: 1,150
Default

Same here and because a Craftsy teacher recommended it. Doesn't work for me either.
MarleneC is offline  
Old 06-22-2015, 07:36 AM
  #70  
Super Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Rhode Island
Posts: 1,663
Default

dcamarote - Those little buggers are called Pinmoors... I have a stash of 'em and I dislike them as much as you do!
DonnaC is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
IrishgalfromNJ
Links and Resources
15
05-18-2014 11:11 AM
ILoveToQuilt
General Chit-Chat (non-quilting talk)
37
04-08-2014 04:40 AM
kem77
Main
170
03-29-2011 06:07 PM
biloxigirl
Links and Resources
13
07-21-2010 03:55 AM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


FREE Quilting Newsletter


SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.