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    your favorite accessories or gadget?
    Mine is the little snippers to cut the the threads rather than picking up a pair of scizzors.
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    I would have to agree. I love those little snippers too.
    I am Sew Blessed!
    Alina

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      #3
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      Wonder clips, especially if I'm doing EPP
      Katrina
      “Nothing can dim the light which shines from within.” Maya Angelou

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        #4
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        Mine would have to be my hand carved seam ripper. The shape & weight fit my hand perfectly so no cramping in the fingers, and with as much ripping I do... much appreciated! LOL

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          #5
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          My small ironing pad which sits right next to my machine

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            #6
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            I love those thread snips; in fact I just ordered another one today that will hang up. And wonder clips--what a great invention! But my #1 favorite gadget is that purple thang. It comes in handy for so many things.

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              Have to start with my machine. A good machine is worth its weight in thread. Sorry, I can't afford gold.
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                #8
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                My favorite is a bamboo stiletto. I really liked my purple thang but I melted it while ironing open seams.
                My family loves my magnetic pin holder- a lot less pins on the floor.
                "Never stop believing that fighting for what is right is worth it"
                Hillary Clinton

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                  Well Marta I also injured the purple thang, I sewed into it. Got just a little too close with the flat end, don't ask! I also just ordered another snippet thing! Got tired of taking my back n forth from the sewing table to the ironing table, granted the distance is NOT all that far, but every time I went to grab it, well it was on the other side of the room! Kinda like pin cushion, I need more than one!

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                    #10
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                    This is an interesting question. I love my stripology ruler.

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                      #11
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                      I love all of the above but my absolute fave is my Stripology ruler. It makes cutting perfect strips a breeze.
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                      Scottie Mom Barb

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                        #12
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                        I have to agree, my snippers !

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                          #13
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                          I have to say all the above, and I don't believe there is a gadget that I don't own. I'm known as the gadget queen, but also to use regular items in the sewing room.

                          I use clip-on cup holders which I put magnetized bowls from auto parts store, and when I se, I fling my pins and needles towards the bowls. I rarely miss. I also love a ID clip chain to small sissors, which I hook to bottom of my top so i don't lose them. Also love my Clover awl. I did have various stilettos but they are not as precise. Also love all sizes of wonder lips. I keep the empty skinny spools of thread to roll my binding on. I put it on the 2nd pin for thread on sewing machines. Works beautifully.

                          I also use pipe cleaners for cleaning. But recently discovered a skinny stick with felt tip by Eleanor Buns. It gets all those little fluffs from machine. Next love the cotton picker. I just order 6 to give as xmas gifts.

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                            the most useful sewing related gadgets for me are:

                            -the singer needle threader metal with tiny hooks 36806
                            http://ismacs.net/singer_sewing_mach...threaders.html don't need to look to hard, somehow it goes through needle hole, only works with side facing needles.

                            -snips were a favourite but they need sharpening and a bungi to save being dropped, so sharp small scissors.
                            oo this has saved the day https://www.amazon.co.uk/Quality-Uni...gateway&sr=8-1

                            -the treadle, the quiet smoothness rhythm & creativity it gave, kind of hard to explain. learning a new skills priceless.

                            -storage found some packing cubes in sale few years back, https://www.amazon.co.uk/G4Free-Pack...gateway&sr=8-6

                            -when a project needed doing noticed time flew, went for an older style of this https://www.amazon.co.uk/STANLEY-Sta...ZTV4HRQE9MW0VW

                            links suggested for the pictures of items
                            Last edited by 201 Treadler; June 13, 2019, 05:23 PM.

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                              #15
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                              I just picked up a great ironing mat on amazon! Currently my favorite
                              Last edited by mo_quilting; June 25, 2019, 08:46 PM.

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