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    What have you purchased that you never use or would never buy again?

    I recently returned from the AQS quilt show in Chattanooga. There were a lot of vendors demonstrating their products. I, personally, enjoy watching the demos cuz I learn new techniques. But being a newbie quilter I did not buy any of the gadgets cuz I wasn't sure if I'd use them (and believe me I have purchased lots of items that I no longer use and lots of magazines/books that I flipped thru once and put them on the shelf).

    What is something that you've purchased that you have never/rarely used or felt it was a waste of your money?


    Sheep Farmer by day....sigpic....Quilter-in-Training by night
    The Farmmyfarm

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    The June Tailor shape cut ruler. I just can't get used to it.
    🌺 Lorie

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      #3
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      Wow, I love my June Taylor shape cut! Worst purchase the chalk pounce, just can not get a fine enough line that is easily visible.
      Beth

      Procrastinate. It frees up time to quilt!

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        Unlike Lorie I LOVE my June Tailor Shapecut and use it just about every time I do a binding. But I can understand how it could be a waste of money for some.

        My gigantic embroidery hoop probably was the biggest waste of money. And, though it was received on a trade, the Altos cutting system . . . (thank you Cyndi) - and while I've used it a few times it is definitely NOT a favorite. I have many books and magazines and I'd give them to anyone who came by today with a moving truck - too many and I'll never go back and read any of them. Scrap bags of fabric have been a major weakness of mine and I have truly been taken many times by the ONE piece that grabs my eye and the rest is pretty much a waste. Any 45mm rotary cutter - just not my cup of tea. I have four or five (I think) and don't know why I ever bought another one. Love my 60mm Olfa self-locking cutter. Another waste of money for me - the June Tailor thread racks - anyone need one or two?

        The BEST thing I ever bought - a Martelli cutting board.
        Sometimes, when there's a raging fire,
        it's best not to try to put it out with gasoline.

        "...pal carajo con la negatividad..."

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          #5
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          Wow, too bad I don't live closer to you, Sandy. I'd take some of those books off your hands.

          I bought the chalk pounce kit and CAN"T use it!! I'm allergic!! Not a pretty sight to see when I first opened and used the pounce bag!! Me and the cats had a sneeze fest- I won when the eyes swelled shut.
          Judy

          Click HERE to find me and My imagination
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            #6
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            My worst purchase was the chalk pounce. I just ended up with chalk everywhere, it is sitting in a drawer ......

            I love my June Taylor shapecut ruler, too! I also love my 60mm Olfa rotary cutter, I have all the sizes but hardly ever use anything smaller.
            April

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              #7
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              I have 5 different rotary cutters. I just CANNOT get comfortable with them. Love my scissors.

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                #8
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                The Martelli 24" Strip Ruler. I bought it at sew expo, so at least I didn't pay an arm and a leg for it. I just can't get used to not seeing what is underneath! Maybe I'll give it another try some time...
                ...or not, since I have the Creative Grids Stripology ruler now - definitely one of the BEST purchases I've made

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                  #9
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                  I have bought too many things that were a waste for me but a treasure for someone else. I bought the June Taylor Shape cut Ruler couldn't figure it out so gave it to a friend who could use it. Bought one of the Stilletos with the two prongs on them didn't like gave it away. Magazines and books bought them with good intentions gave them to a quilt guild for their auction. If I invest any kind of money into tools or gadgets it is Creative Grid Rulers. Sandy wish I lived closer as well. I would come by and go through your unwanted scraps and magazines.

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                    #10
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                    Believe it or not I spent $24 plus shipping on stippling paper that a friend said I had to have to get myself warmed up for FMQ. I've bought other things that didn't work out,but the paper is the freshest in my memory.
                    All quilts cat tested and approved.
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                      #11
                      Re: What have you purchased that you never use or would never buy again?

                      The binding tool

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                        #12
                        Re: What have you purchased that you never use or would never buy again?

                        The June Taylor Cushioned Quilter's Square 'n Blocker is something that I bought but don't use. It was suppose to be where you could iron on it. But it really doesn't like the iron.

                        Going into quilting, I wanted to make sure that I used caution when purchasing magazines. I have in the pasted purchased several for other hobbies/activities and maybe read through them once and they just sat on a shelf.

                        The O'Lipfa Lip Edge Ruler was given to me by my Grandma has been one of the best things that I have. As a matter of fact I purchased the other two sizes that are now available.

                        Sandy, just bring the unwanted items to the retreat and I'm sure we can get the items off your hands.

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                          #13
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                          Originally posted by lmanna View Post
                          The binding tool
                          Yeah, I agree.
                          🌺 Lorie

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                            #14
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                            There are gadgets and there are tools. I try to buy tools and avoid gadgets that will be used a time or two and wind up in my junk drawer. An example of a gadget I would never buy is the thing with the blade to cut between assembly line sewn pieces.

                            Some items I LOVE include Wonder Clips, Frixion pens, Stripology Ruler (AWESOME!!), KAI scissors and Aurifil thread.
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                            Scottie Mom Barb

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                              #15
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                              Love this topic. It's so interesting seeing what others bought that bombed out. For me?
                              My Sew Red glasses, that I never remember to use.
                              Thread Heaven wax
                              Red stick-on dots for your fingertips. They don't stick to my fingers but I find them everyplace else!
                              Hera marker. I need a visible line not an invisible crease.
                              Omnigrid rulers. I hate the yellow markings. Once you get Creative Grids there's no going back.
                              Best purchases:CG ruler, Thimblelady thimble, clover desk needle threader.

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