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    Harbor Freight Tools

    DBF wanted to go to a tool store called Harbor Freight tools. I reluctantly went and I found myself in "Quilter's Tool Heaven" Wow!! Look at all the stuff I got for about $35.... Wish I have found this place sooner. I could have saved a ton of money on other items.

    Also found the sewing basket at a Yard Sale for $5. I am going to take off the the handle as it gets in the way of opening the sliding draws.
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    Wow! Was the mat also included in this?

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    yep Harbor Freights has lots of great items that can be used for quilting for way more than 1/2 the cost of the quilt stores.....
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    I don't understand people buying rotary cutter blades from Harbour Freight. My rotary cutter has a couple notches in it and the ones from Harbour Freight don't. What's up with that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunQuilter2 View Post
    yep Harbor Freights has lots of great items that can be used for quilting for way more than 1/2 the cost of the quilt stores.....
    This store is fairly new here so I had no idea!!! I am in love!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cosetta1 View Post
    Wow! Was the mat also included in this?
    No... the mat was not included... :-)

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    Wow, some really great stuff!!!

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    Love the telescoping magnet and the vacuum set. My husband loves that store so I guess it won't hurt me to tag along next time. Never know what you'll find!
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    My dh nevers buys anything in there, it is me that buys. I was waiting on those big scissors,they were out and I got a rain check. So time for me to go back

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    Quote Originally Posted by deedum View Post
    My dh nevers buys anything in there, it is me that buys. I was waiting on those big scissors,they were out and I got a rain check. So time for me to go back
    Those scissor were cheap! They only cost $3.99 and cut great too!

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    Thumbs up Harbor Freight Blades. not for me.

    I bought three pks, two days ago, and tried one out today, it would not cut hot butter, Seriously. it was awful. what am i missing????,,, No more for me. cmaras
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    Harbor Freight is a quilters paradise. I love that store. they are great for bead cases too.

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    You sometimes get a bad blade. I just throw that one away and get another one. For the cost of the brand name blades you can throw 10 of the HF ones away to find a good one. I get one bad one out of about every 10 blades but again for $1.70 for 2 blades its not bad.

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    I may have to check this out. I don't think I've ever been in one of their stores before.
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    They also have a wrist band with a magnet on top that is great for straight pins. I love mine and use it a lot. I love to just go look around. What do you use those BIG scissors for? They look huge.
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    I have a friend who keeps telling me to go to Harbor Freights to buy rotary blades she's always telling me it's worth it. Really cheap and the blades work really well for the price.

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    HF really has lots of quilty things. I have purchased several of the same things as you did. Look for their short screwdrivers. They are so much cheaper than in other places!!!!! Is that blue tape 1/4 inch? I can't tell by the picture.
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    You sometimes get a bad blade. I just throw that one away and get another one. For the cost of the brand name blades you can throw 10 of the HF ones away to find a good one. I get one bad one out of about every 10 blades but again for $1.70 for 2 blades its not bad.

    Well, I figure in the cost of getting the blades out of the pkg, peeling off the plastic stuck to them and trying to cut with no , replacing the blade, etc. My time and aggravation with these blades are worth money also. Will leave them to you all who love them!

    HF also has nifty parts and tool containers pretty cheap - very useful.

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    Isn't that store just great!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by vondae View Post
    They also have a wrist band with a magnet on top that is great for straight pins. I love mine and use it a lot. I love to just go look around. What do you use those BIG scissors for? They look huge.
    I am going to cut my batting with it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cleodaisy View Post
    HF really has lots of quilty things. I have purchased several of the same things as you did. Look for their short screwdrivers. They are so much cheaper than in other places!!!!! Is that blue tape 1/4 inch? I can't tell by the picture.
    cleodaisy
    The painters tape was 1".

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    I got a short, as in 1 inch or so, screwdriver in there. It is just the right size to get out screws in cover plate. It also has recessed area in top to put finger in while turning. Love it and it cost around a dollar.
    sew1

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    i love harbor freight.

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    There is one near my son's house and next visit to him will include a stop at HF, really want the vacuum attachment for my sewing machines and black computer keyboard. May in Jersey

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    I have been using the Harbor Freight blades that fit my rotary cutter and have NEVER had a problem with them.
    I think they are great and it surely saves me money.

    delma

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