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Me too Judy, I love my stilletto and I would be lost without it. 

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Rhonnie replied on Sun, Jul 12 2009 5:21 PM

I was afraid to buy one cause it looked liek something I would never use.....plus I like those multi-tasking tools. But then again giggles never know what I may do......there might be a sale and ya know you have to buy something if it is on sale.........giggles

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glenda replied on Tue, Jul 14 2009 10:54 AM

the peg board otherwise i could never find all  the other gadgets i cant sew without lol add in there a exacto knife for taking out embroidery gone bad lol as i like to embroider on my quilts when i am making them for family and grandbabies, adds a little personality and the kids love to show them off and tell their friends that their nana made it for them special

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Peggy replied on Tue, Jul 14 2009 11:15 AM

The one item I use every day is my serger.  I bought a dentist kit that had a light with it and that is one of the other things I use. 

I love large eye needles, lots of fat quarters. and all the different magazines with patterns.

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What is the one thing you sew with you don't think you could live without (excluding the big things like machine etc)  I bought a stiletto a few years back and I just don't think I can function without it anymore. I use it for guiding fabric, picking out oops, taking the last little bit of the bobbin, and many many more.  It is just my favorite toy you could function without but I just don't want to.... LOL

 

 

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Peggy,

I'm intrigued with your dentist kit, what is it?  I was also suprised that you use your serger every day.  I love my serger and have owned one for 20+ years but even when I made all the kids T-shirts and such I don't think I used it every day.

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Peggy replied on Tue, Jul 14 2009 7:41 PM

I was looking for something that I could use in place of a stiletto.  While shopping at Cub Foods, in the toothpaste isle I found  a little kit which included the tilted mirror and a blue and white pick attachments with different sizes of the tips.  I use the mirror to help line up the needles on the back of my serger and sewing machine.  The little tips, I use similar to the stiletto or better know as an extra hand while sewing and not sewing into my fingers,  Done that a number of times.

I saw a program I think it was on Create Tv or public television showing how to make quilts with a serger.  It included tote bags and other items.  I got hooked. 

 

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I've never seen a dentist set, I will have to look, the mirror would be great for the serger.  I'm not sure about piecing quilts on the serger???? LOL

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Rhonnie replied on Tue, Jul 14 2009 11:48 PM

The idea of the lil mirror is good...My dentist gives those with each of kids check ups....Guess I found a use for the extra ones......Thanks

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Thea replied on Thu, Jul 16 2009 1:08 AM

Favorite tool...hmmm... so many tools that I use for each and every quilt  --

rotary cutter - mat - good rulers - stiletto - seam ripper - good light from Ott... good stabilizer -

hmmm ... how do I pick just one -

I love my gingher cutting mat  - it is nice and thick

then I have the Ott rotary cutter with the retractable blade - has a lock on it to keep it open or closed - with my hands this makes it easy to lock it open and not have to hold that button... and easy to close and lock

Good rulers with the sand paper dots so that they don't slip - clear lines...

my stiletto to hold the pieces in place as i am sewing... don't get my fingers near that needle

My Ott light - old bi-focal eyes can see so well with it

Stabilizers/freezer paper - when I am doing applique by machine - or doing embroidery...

Great material... that doesn't fray...

But I guess most of all - I want quality thread that doesn't break and blends into my quilt.

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Stephanie replied on Wed, Jul 22 2009 11:22 PM

It is really hard for me to choose. I feel blessed to have all of the tools. I would have to say  good quality thread as well. I have become almost as addicted to thread as I have to fabric. If I could I'd just order a whole display of it and have it ready to go.     

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Stephanie replied on Wed, Jul 22 2009 11:51 PM

Lynne, Ditto on the notions addict. It's almost as much fun to try new products as it is to buy fabric.

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Rhonnie replied on Thu, Jul 23 2009 1:34 AM

I have to say thanks for telling me about the stilleto...I have found out it is a great lil tool. I now wonder why I didnt get one before....I love it...thanks again

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I've always wanted one of those antique thread cabinets for my sewing room...but that's not going to happen! Besides, most of the thread I buy now is that bigger spool of cotton!

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gini replied on Thu, Jul 23 2009 8:42 AM

we were at cabellas' yesterday, and i got a couple of fishing tackle boxes for my applique threads. it's goiong to work great   gini

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The stilleto is a great tool Rhonnie, another one is the hemostat, it is great for grabbing the bobbin thread when it comes up really short. I like being able to reach under without worrying about sewing my finger LOL

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