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Posted on: 8/16/10 12:46 PM
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A small investment in tools helps to make sewing go faster. I have several magnetic pinholders, a couple of thread snips, seam guages and measure tapes etc. I keep one set next to the sewing machine and the others are near the ironing area so they are always at hand. It saves carrying them back and forth or looking for the tool needed. When the pin holder next to the sewing machine is full I swap it with the other one, so they go round and round. I just posted about the benefit of multiple tools on my blog, take a look
http://sunnygalstudio.blogspot.com/2010/08/more-pincushions-please.html

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Lynnelle said... (8/18/10 7:58 PM) Reply
I do the exact same thing. I have a few sewing gauges, seam rippers, & magnetic pinholders. I keep one magnetic pin holder near my machine and the other on my cutting table. When the one on the cutting table is empty, I simply switch the two.
RLL said... (8/17/10 9:40 AM) Reply
I also do this with the tools most used. My cutting room is a small bedroom upstairs and my sewing room is downstairs. I got tired of running up and down for what I needed so it was time to double up. Of course, the exercise of running up and down didn't hurt me any :).
Kirstenw said... (8/17/10 0:53 AM) Reply
Thats a great tip, it worked so well for me that I now have up to 4 of the most used tools so whenever I need the tool required it sure to be right in front of me, no need to waste time and search.
 
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