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    Default Non quilting tools

    What three non-quilting items in your sewing room are your favorite/can't do without?

    Number one is my IPOD. I have enough songs that I can listen for 5 days and not hear the same song twice. I love to turn the music up, sing along and work to my hearts content.

    Number two is the atomic clock I have in my quilt cave. It is digital so I see the hour and minutes but it also counts down by seconds which is very handy and my old eyes can see it from across the room.

    Number three is a bright yellow, 72 inch, metal ruler that I found at the local home improvement store for $9.99. I can put a quilt top down on the floor, put the ruler next to it and see if I need to add to or square up the quilt top. I also use it to smooth across the quilt top when I am spray basting (I have very short arms).




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    An ice cube tray to put my feet in so they don't get lost.



    Lorie

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    My DH went to Lowe's and bought me 3 desk lamps with clamps and magnify glass. The light is a circle tube with a flip top to look through the magnify glass. Great for having to look at something close up. I have them clamped to tables in my sewing room.
    Vonnie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hulamoon View Post
    An ice cube tray to put my feet in so they don't get lost.
    LOL - I had to read that twice! But that's a good idea! You could also put bobbins in there too.
    Vonnie

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    I read the ice cube thing 2x too! Took me a minute!

    I like my cute little hammer, my screwdriver, and my magnetic bowl. I put my feet in that bowl so they don't slip around and get misplaced.
    pat.

    No rain....no rainbows!



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    My computer, so I can watch how-to videos, or tv shows, or listen to music. My Ott lights, so I can see what I'm doing.


    Jeannette

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    My TV & Netflix for watching/listening to while I sew, and my Harbor Freight magnetic bowls for my pins.
    *~* Myrna *~*
    *~* Quilters lead pieceful lives *~*

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    My Swifter floor duster, with hardwood floors, it's a daily must and My dog Maggie, she keeps me company. Of course if she would stay out of the sewing room, the swifter wouldn't need to be used daily, (she's worth it though).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hulamoon View Post
    An ice cube tray to put my feet in so they don't get lost.
    Must be a really big tray.

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    I'd be concerned about spilling items out of an open ice cube tray. What works for me are those smaller plastic boxes with lids that have several compartments in them. I think I bought mine at Wal-Mart.; they are designed for people who make jewelry. I have a larger one next to my LA table where I store needles, cleaning brushes, misc. tools. I really need a flashlight for looking under the LA table to see to clean out the fuzz when I change the bobbin. My sewing room lighting includes a chicken coop brooder lamp, which is clamped on to metal shelves next to my DSM. It helps light up my sewing area, but also provides some extra warmth in the cool basement. Another essential is the cardboard tube with yarn necklace that I use when I sew on bindings. I hang it around my neck & gradually feed the binding strips. No muss, no fuss. Also, all the plastic shoe boxes, storage units & drawers I have in my sewing room.Click image for larger version. 

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