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  1. #21
    Applique Angel

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    Default Re: Non traditional sewing tools?

    I have a empty plastic Tide pod container, almost threw it in the recycle bin. And thought hmmm.....what can I use that for in my sewing room? That's what made me think to start this thread!

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    Missouri Star

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    I forgot....my zippers are in clear acrylic canisters and my water for my iron are in squirt bottles!
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    Missouri Star

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    I saved a red vine container to save red scraps.

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    The Guild President

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    I have dental floss that I keep to floss my machines. I also have a magnetic pointer rod that expands (for picking up pins), and carpet cutting blades (Harbor Freight) for replacement blades on my rotary cutters. Oh, and a rolling pin for when I have flipped the orange peels right-side out. And there's GOT to be more, because I can barely walk in there...ha ha ha. Pill box for sewing machine feet...what else?

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    Designer Diva

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    I have Mason jars for bobbins, needles, chalk, workshop peg board, picture frame tablet for my ironing canisters, pantry liners so my sewing machine dont slide....incense burners, statues of Buddha.Beatles pictures all over, good stereo system for the ambiance...
    All you need is Love

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    The Guild President

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    Let's see . . . I use empty prescription bottles for used, broken, twisted, etc. needles and pins to keep them out of the trash; a plastic tool box I keep all my extra feet in; a small, round deli container to throw scraps and thread cuts in when I am working; those little ponytail holders that I put around my bobbins and spools of thread to keep the thread ends from unraveling into everything; and one of those small wooden picture displays I put my iPad on when I am following a tutorial - fits perfectly; comic book boards to keep one yard or more cuts of fabric. Probably more, but who can find anything in my sewing room right now!!!

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    Batting Beauty

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    Ice cream containers for scraps and stash of charm packs. Heavy paper weight to hold large pieces of fabric in place while cutting material.

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    Missouri Star

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    Default Re: Non traditional sewing tools?

    Quote Originally Posted by bubba View Post
    My magnetic bowl and my eyebrow trimmers!
    Eyebrow trimmers...I learned this trick from a Certified Instructor for Judy Niemeyer......these are great seam rippers. Incredible!!
    A day patched with quilting Seldom unravels Sharon

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    I love Mason jasM


    Sandy from Cincinnati


    AKA Kermit

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    Missouri Star

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    Oh yes.... Shoeboxes make great contenders for all kinds if thungs....


    Sandy from Cincinnati


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