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Date: 2/12/14 9:45 PM

hi! aside from the sewing machine, what are your other favorite sewing tool? Is it cutting mat?rotary cutter? seam ripper? ruffler? tracing wheel? tracing pattern share your thoughts

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Date: 2/13/14 1:33 AM

believe it or not it is a "Dental Pick"
It has a tiny hook and I use it all the time . Like pulling up the bottom thread. when there is a tiny loop I can just hook it and pull the rest of the way up. using a needle threader I just place the hook in the loop and pull it thru. I use it every time I sew.

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Date: 2/13/14 1:44 AM

My seam roll! I press seams quite a bit. But I also really like my blue and purple Dritz pen...Mark-B-Gone I think it's called.

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Date: 2/13/14 3:13 AM

My Havel Snip-Eze 4-3/4 inch embroidery snips. I use them at every machine, even my sergers, for every snip. Sqeezed closed, they're like a pick. Easiest on my hands and sharpest of any I've ever bought.

Also, a whisk broom at my ironing station to quickly get rid of threads, flakes of starch, etc.

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Date: 2/13/14 3:37 AM

My Reliable V100 Iron- the best, rock solid, intense steam producer. Love. I've spent who knows how much money on supposedly good irons, top brand irons that had problems pretty quickly- leaks, spitting and then they failed entirely in about a year. What a waste. It's going on 2 years and the Reliable V100 is reliable- steady as ever.

The other contender for favorite iron was one my Bubby got as a free gift for opening a Bank Account. Can you remember that? She used it every day as a master seamstress. Then I inherited it and used it say another 15 years. That darn thing worked for over 3 decades.

Close contender for favorite tool- my Bubby's pinking shears with great big teeth. Wonderful for trimming back seams and gradually thinning out bulky layers. So simple, so magical.

Magnetic pin "cushions". Picks up stray pins in a flash. Nerdy fun!

Can I have 3 favorites?

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Date: 2/13/14 7:15 AM

At the moment, I'm kind of in love with my power scissors, which were a Christmas gift from my husband. They make cutting SO much easier and faster!

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Date: 2/13/14 8:27 AM

Love my overlocker. Then my mundial clippers..they just hang on my right hand ring finger in the palm of my hand while sewing ,so they are always right where I need them😀😀

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Date: 2/13/14 9:06 AM

Oh gosh. I have to choose?

Chaco liners, tailors ham, clear rulers! :)

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Date: 2/13/14 9:12 AM

Love my chaco pencil, but... I haven't used my Fastturn Tube Turner set yet. After it being on my Xmas wish list for the past 5 years with nobody paying any attention to it, I went ahead and purchased it last month because my younger daughter insisted we get one so she could make spaghetti straps. She learned very quickly what a pain it was to turn it by hand or even with serger strings attached inside for pulling them inside out. She asked, "Mom! Why have you never purchased it yet???" Well I really was hoping someone would surprise me. So at her insistence, I now have one.

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Date: 2/13/14 9:33 AM

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My Havel Snip-Eze 4-3/4 inch embroidery snips. I use them at every machine, even my sergers, for every snip. Sqeezed closed, they're like a pick. Easiest on my hands and sharpest of any I've ever bought.

My favorite tool too! I have 4 pairs -- one for each sewing machine and one pair for my sewing basket.

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