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Date: 4/13/08 6:57 PM

Do you have one? Mine has to be the dritz chalk wheel. It's so easy to just roll that thing! lol

What about you? Anything you grab everytime you sew?

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Date: 4/13/08 7:25 PM

Dritz sewing gauge with moveable slider

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Date: 4/13/08 7:27 PM

My Olfa cutting mats, rulers and rortary cutters. I have the three mats that clip together to make a surface 36 x 72 inches, and the rulers are perfectly calibrated to the cutting mats. I also like the open blade on the Olfa cutter much better than the Dritz version - it's a bit more dangerous, but I like the precision.

Olfa makes a great system and I love using it!

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Date: 4/13/08 7:36 PM

Gingher micro-serrated dressmaker shears. I have several and I just got a new pair today (50% off JoAnn's). I wouldn't want to have to do without them.

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Subject: Sooooooooooooooooo, whats your favorite notion? Date: 4/13/08 8:20 PM

I use dozens of notions, and I love them all. But if I had to single one out for special honors, it would obviously have to be Wonder Tape.

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Date: 4/13/08 8:26 PM

Let me see, I have a lot of favorite things: my thread clippers and magnetic needle catchers - I have a set at every machine; rotary cutting mats, rotary & electric scissors and some of my sewing machine feet. If I had to choose just one thing, it would be my steam generator iron.

Melody - those are my favorite hand scissors.

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Date: 4/13/08 8:55 PM

Oh, this is an easy one! Hands down, my Olfa rotary cutter adjustable arm guide. It makes traced patterns SOOOOO much more pleasant to cut! Rounding out the top 3 would be Steam a Seam and my tailor's ham.

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Date: 4/13/08 9:05 PM

If I had your iron it would be my favorite too!

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Date: 4/13/08 9:22 PM

You and me, too! In fact, I still have the very same one I bought as a new wife 39 years ago. It amazes me that I haven't lost it over all these years! Some sewists don't like it at all, but I have found it quite useful.

ETA: I mean the little Dritz sliding guage...not Towanda's iron!



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Subject: Sooooooooooooooooo, whats your favorite notion? Date: 4/13/08 9:23 PM

Wash away wonder tape, definitely. Rotary cutter and mats are up there too.

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