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Post by Kate in M » Sat, 08 Aug 2009 04:52:14



What 3 quilting tools can you NOT live without (excluding your machine):

Be specific (not needles / pins unless they are SPECIFIC needles/pins -- you
get the idea)

for me, it is:

1)  a 45mm rotary cutter
2)  my 4" x 14" ruler
3)  my 8 1/2" x 24" ruler

Okay -- your turn!

--
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Post by TwinMo » Sat, 08 Aug 2009 05:06:28


OK, I'll play! But this is sewing only right, because my appliqu tools list
would be quite different!

1) Silk pins (yellow & green transparent heads - SUPER thin!!)
2) Porcupine Quill stiletto
3) Clover Brand Seam Ripper (absolutely the best!)

Lorraine in La Center

 
 
 

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Post by Alice in P » Sat, 08 Aug 2009 05:21:58


My favorite is my 4' X 8' work table with a cutting mat on it, then my
rotary cutter, and then my chalk marker.

--
Alice in PA
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> OK, I'll play! But this is sewing only right, because my appliqu tools
> list would be quite different!

> 1) Silk pins (yellow & green transparent heads - SUPER thin!!)
> 2) Porcupine Quill stiletto
> 3) Clover Brand Seam Ripper (absolutely the best!)

> Lorraine in La Center

 
 
 

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Post by Anne Roger » Sat, 08 Aug 2009 05:30:05


My large board that sits on the ironing board, it's a dream for ironing
border seams and the like.

The same pins as Lorraine (TwinMom) likes and the magnetic pin holder I
have for them!

Anne

 
 
 

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Post by Betty Evan » Sat, 08 Aug 2009 05:31:46


I'd have to say, rotary cutter, mat, and ruler. Probably 45mm cutter, 24"
mat, and 6" x 24" ruler would be the basic tools.

Betty in WI

 
 
 

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Post by mary » Sat, 08 Aug 2009 05:45:53


mat, 6x24" ruler, and rotary cutter.

--
Mary
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Quote:
> What 3 quilting tools can you NOT live without (excluding your machine):

> Be specific (not needles / pins unless they are SPECIFIC needles/pins --  
> you get the idea)

> for me, it is:

> 1)  a 45mm rotary cutter
> 2)  my 4" x 14" ruler
> 3)  my 8 1/2" x 24" ruler

> Okay -- your turn!

> --
> Kate in MI
> http://community.webshots.com/user/K_Groves

 
 
 

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Post by EstelleU » Sat, 08 Aug 2009 05:56:30


Me too! I need my flower headed pins
My 61/2  x 241/2 ruler
and my 45mm Pink rotary.
--
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Quote:
> OK, I'll play! But this is sewing only right, because my appliqu tools
> list would be quite different!

> 1) Silk pins (yellow & green transparent heads - SUPER thin!!)
> 2) Porcupine Quill stiletto
> 3) Clover Brand Seam Ripper (absolutely the best!)

> Lorraine in La Center

 
 
 

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Post by Leslie& The Furbabies in MO » Sat, 08 Aug 2009 06:17:43


Paper- freezer, tracing and graph papers (templates, appliqu , drawing
blocks and quilt lay-outs, etc.); my 'homemade' sewing desk with my machine
lowered into it for a level sewing surface; and my stash(es)... fabrics of
all colors and prints and textures (heavy on batiks and hand-dyed!) and
threads- every type and size and color I can find!

Leslie & The Furbabies in MO.



Quote:
> What 3 quilting tools can you NOT live without (excluding your machine):

> Be specific (not needles / pins unless they are SPECIFIC needles/pins --  
> you get the idea)

> for me, it is:

> 1)  a 45mm rotary cutter
> 2)  my 4" x 14" ruler
> 3)  my 8 1/2" x 24" ruler

> Okay -- your turn!

> --
> Kate in MI
> http://community.webshots.com/user/K_Groves

 
 
 

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Post by Patt » Sat, 08 Aug 2009 06:16:35


I'll follow you Lorraine, as I love my Clover seam ripper and superfine
pins too.

1       My 'best' scissors
2       Drafting 'stuff'
3       Plus the above
.


Quote:
>OK, I'll play! But this is sewing only right, because my appliqu tools list
>would be quite different!

>1) Silk pins (yellow & green transparent heads - SUPER thin!!)
>2) Porcupine Quill stiletto
>3) Clover Brand Seam Ripper (absolutely the best!)

>Lorraine in La Center

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Post by onetexsu » Sat, 08 Aug 2009 07:10:00


Fabric -- that's where it starts and ends for me
Scissors -- specifically the Kaicut 200 mm offset handle sheers and
the Fiskar soft handle microblade
Pencils -- any kind and all kinds

It took me a while to pare down all the stuff I use and realize that
if everything else went I would/could still carry on, but without
those above I would just be stymied to a stop.

Sunny

 
 
 

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Post by Joann » Sat, 08 Aug 2009 07:15:15


1 rotary cutter & mat, can't use one without the other
2 my L shape metal ruler from the hardware store
3 my metal ruler the long one, it's slightly longer then a yard

Use all 3 all the time. In fact the only thing I think I need now is a
bigger L shaped metal ruler. Mine is 8" on one side 12" on the other
side. So next time I'm in the hardware store I'm going to look.
Joanna

Quote:

> What 3 quilting tools can you NOT live without (excluding your machine):

> Be specific (not needles / pins unless they are SPECIFIC needles/pins --
> you get the idea)

> for me, it is:

> 1)  a 45mm rotary cutter
> 2)  my 4" x 14" ruler
> 3)  my 8 1/2" x 24" ruler

> Okay -- your turn!

 
 
 

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Post by Trixi » Sat, 08 Aug 2009 09:37:10


1. 60mm rotary cutter, with lots of spare blades
2. 8 1/2" x 24" ruler (two the same size would be great!)
3. My 10-foot long table built by hubby

Trixie

 
 
 

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Post by Louise in Iow » Sat, 08 Aug 2009 09:58:05


Mine would have to be my rotary cutter (45 mm), my 6.5"x24" ruler, and my
little Gingher embroidery scissors (for clipping threads at the sewing and
quilting machines).

--
Louise in Iowa

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Quote:
> What 3 quilting tools can you NOT live without (excluding your machine):

> Be specific (not needles / pins unless they are SPECIFIC needles/pins --  
> you get the idea)

> for me, it is:

> 1)  a 45mm rotary cutter
> 2)  my 4" x 14" ruler
> 3)  my 8 1/2" x 24" ruler

> Okay -- your turn!

> --
> Kate in MI
> http://community.webshots.com/user/K_Groves

 
 
 

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Post by Jeri » Sat, 08 Aug 2009 10:06:48



Quote:
> What 3 quilting tools can you NOT live without (excluding your
> machine):
> Be specific (not needles / pins unless they are SPECIFIC needles/pins
> -- you get the idea)

mine are:
1. cutting mat and Dritz retractable 45mm rotary cutter
2. Gingher thread nippers
3. seam ripper
--
Jeri
"You can complain because roses have thorns, or you can rejoice because
thorns have roses."  ~Ziggy~
 
 
 

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Post by Sand » Sat, 08 Aug 2009 10:28:48




Quote:
> What 3 quilting tools can you NOT live without (excluding your machine):

> Be specific (not needles / pins unless they are SPECIFIC needles/pins -- you
> get the idea)

> for me, it is:

> 1)  a 45mm rotary cutter
> 2)  my 4" x 14" ruler
> 3)  my 8 1/2" x 24" ruler

> Okay -- your turn!

You've limited us to only *three*?!? Okay,
1. my favorite scissors
2. my computer, loaded with internet and EQ (needed for finding
information and getting patterns to my fabric
3. rotary cutter/mat combo

There's more, but you did limit us. <G>

--
Sandy in Henderson, near Las Vegas
sw.foster1 (at) gmail (dot) com (remove/change the obvious)
http://www.sandymike.net