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Thread: Look what my DH made me - tailor's awl

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    Look at this. My DH made it for me out of stainless steel and birch wood. It's all hand made and he turned the handle himself, then stained and waxed it. (I think he said waxed.)

    It sure beats using a pin to try and hold the fabric in line when I'm piecing.
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    What a sweet DH!! He did a beautiful job on it :D:D:D

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    Totally professional looking tool! You are lucky to have such a dear hubby!

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    That would probably work much, much better than a pin like you said or the seam ripper! I use that sometimes too! I have an awl but not a nice one like that. But I never have it near my sewing machine as I use it when I am crocheting around fleece baby blankets.
    Your hubby must be a talented woodcraftsman!

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    Very nice!

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    How wonderful. He's a keeper.

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    What a beautiful tool! He loves you.

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    He's a sweetheart using his hobby to help you with yours.

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    I love to see just how creative we can be in making useful things like this for ourselves. Takes me back to my childhood when there were no shopping malls or Wal-Marts and families had to find ways to fix or make tools they needed.

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    how do you use it???

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    What a great tool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltsRfun
    He's a sweetheart using his hobby to help you with yours.
    I totally agree!! :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    I was wondering the same thing, I found one in with my Mother's quilting items and had no clue what she used it for.



    Quote Originally Posted by clem55
    how do you use it???

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    What a handy hub! I love it when they make stuff to make our "hobby" more functional...and it makes them such a part of it. gotta love that too..

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    when you're getting to end of the piece and it's trying to move sideways, you hold it in place with this. so you're straight all the way to the very last stitch

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    Handy tool

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    Gotta love those handy DHs.

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    He's a keeper! Nice awl!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kitsapquilter
    That would probably work much, much better than a pin like you said or the seam ripper! I use that sometimes too! I have an awl but not a nice one like that. But I never have it near my sewing machine as I use it when I am crocheting around fleece baby blankets.
    Your hubby must be a talented woodcraftsman!
    You're a genius! Or at least thinking better than me. I've been crocheting around the fleece blankets to use as prayer shawls for babies, and I've had a terrible time making the holes! I'd tried so many things, but never thought of an awl. Thanks so much for the hint!

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    Great....what a great thing to have hey.

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    Isn't it called, or like, a stilleto? My DH used to try and think of things that made my hobby easier. He made me a table to extend back and to the left side of my machine table to hold the quilt when I machine quilted. Made it to fold up for storage bc I really didn't have that much room. Wish I could use it now instead of moving everything down to the rec room here in the bldg. Marge L.
    PS. Everyone have a GREAT holiday.

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    wow, yourlucky, he can make a fortune selling them here

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    wow, do you rent him out???

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    Lovely tool - he did a great job.

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    Looks like a nice antique - much nicer to hold than plastic. The oil from your hands will give it a nice patina as well.

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