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    Missouri Star

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    Default Tools that made the greatest difference

    Ok, mats and rotary cutters not included since they are mandatory :-). How many of us would even quilt if we didn't have those. Ok, oh wait....rotary mats would be included LOL

    Although I don't have to use it a real lot I'd say mine is the Stripology Ruler I got. There are times I'm just so thankful I have that.

    Women are Angels.
    When someone
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    We're flexible like that.
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    I keep the "purple thing" and "stiletto" out right next to the sewing machine all the time. And for Christmas one of my new sewing notions from daughter was a long rubber blue thingy (clover iron finger).. more like a long stoggie cigar with slanted end. I use that more and more too.

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    Default Re: Tools that made the greatest difference

    1. Desktop needle threader
    2. 1/4 inch quilting foot with attached metal guide

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    Applique Angel

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    Default Re: Tools that made the greatest difference

    A pair of tweezers, a lint roller, and magnetic pin holder are always with in reach! Besides the seam ripper ;-)
    Carrie



    I cut it twice and it was still too short!

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    Default Re: Tools that made the greatest difference

    My Panasonic cordless iron, my generic wonder clips, machingers gloves, and my Sew Slip mat (the less expensive version of the Supreme Slider). These tools made the biggest difference. I am also very fond of my Fons and Porter ceramic marking pencil and frixion pens ( I know they leave a ghost mark and come back in the cold, but I make quilts to use not heirloom treasures) And I treasure the thread cutter feature on my sewing machine.
    Stash Treasure Acquisitions Beyond Life Expectancy. My stash keeps me STABLE, oh yeah.... and dark chocolate.

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    Default Re: Tools that made the greatest difference

    I love my kai embroidery scissors for clipping threads

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    Default Re: Tools that made the greatest difference

    My lighted magnifying glass, I wouldn't do any hand sewing (binding) without it. Actually, I don't think I could do any without it. As well as my task light with the bendable neck so I can direct the light where ever I need it.

    Other items that make a big difference that haven't been mentioned above:
    Sidewinder bobbin winder
    Quick thread need
    Restaurant style Ketchup Bottles (keep them filled with water near the iron for quick fill up)

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    Default Re: Tools that made the greatest difference

    Machingers gloves, crayola washable markers, elmers washable glue.

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    Katier825 what do you use the washable glue for?

    Women are Angels.
    When someone
    break's our wings
    we will continue to
    fly...usually on a
    broomstick.
    We're flexible like that.
    - embroitique

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    Default Re: Tools that made the greatest difference

    Oooooh, my drywall t-square for trimming up quilts prior to binding.
    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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