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GramsinOregon Posted: Tue, Mar 13 2012 7:31 PM

I usually hand tie my quilts and have such a hard time with proper lighting when flipping the quilt back and forth to make the knots.  My husband gave me his "miner's lamp" head gear and it works perfectly.  It is a little flashlight with a very powerful beam that is attached to an elastic headband.  The light is directed exactly where your face is pointed - which is where your hands are working  !!!   

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Dara replied on Tue, Mar 13 2012 7:42 PM

Great tip.  Welcome to the group.  I think you'll love it here.

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MNnancy replied on Tue, Mar 13 2012 9:45 PM

Good tip, Grams in Oregon!

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Barbara replied on Tue, Mar 13 2012 9:56 PM

I have one I got at Lowes ,and it works great for handstitching.I use mine all the time . WElcome to the club Grames ..Barbara

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gini replied on Tue, Mar 13 2012 11:28 PM

hi grams, welcome to the group.   this is a great tip.  an acquaintance was using her husband's headlamp just the other day. they were staying in a condo and she didn't know what the lighting would be like.   the husbands were out skiing for the day and the girls were quilting.  i have a lamp with an intense light on the end of an arm.   the light tilts up and down with a little handle.  i'm short, so i can position it behind the couch, then drop the light part over my shoulder not too far away from my project.  it gets a little hot in the summer, but i love it in the  winter.  anyway.  i hope you enjoy visiting with us.

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Marie replied on Wed, Mar 14 2012 10:30 AM

WOW!  Grams, great tip!  Just browsing through the threads and glad I came upon this.  Will go to Lowe's like Barbara did and get me one.

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Grams--

What a great idea.  Thanks for posting it.

 

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Grams, welcome to the club.  What a great idea, thanks for sharing.

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The Quilt Daddy:

Welcome to QCA and thanks for the tip. I have one I use when walking my dogs so now it will have double duty.

My kids gave me one of those for Christmas a few years back for walking the dogs Quilt Daddy.  Mine has three different lighting levels.   Never thought about using it to light up other things.

 

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Kris replied on Wed, Mar 14 2012 8:55 PM

I have a clip on Ott light that I clip to my shirt for reading and hand work. I like the head lamp idea too.

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Agnes replied on Wed, Mar 14 2012 10:45 PM

Head lamp is a great idea. Unfortunately for me that would be a recipe for a headache, no matter how much I like the idea.

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gini replied on Fri, Mar 16 2012 2:48 AM

i was at our violin instructor's today and while wil was doing his piano lesson, i was trying to applique, her house is really dark.   i remembered i had a clip on book light in my bag, hooked it on my shirt and it worked pretty good for a quick fix.

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Patti replied on Sun, Mar 18 2012 12:08 AM

I used to have one of those lights.  I wonder what I did with it.  My late husband was a spelunker, but I just liked it so I could have may hands free when camping, and have the light where I wanted it.

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