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I use appliqué pins to mount wall hangings. These pins, which have white heads, are short and sharp, so they don’t...
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A recycled dish detergent bottle filled with water saves time when steam pressing. The bottle’s small spout makes it easy...
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To make a portable ironing surface, cover a wooden TV tray with heat reflective batting (such as Insul-Bright) and fabric from a...
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To make threading a needle easier, moisten the eye of the needle instead of the thread.  —Bernita Hill Fort Scott, Kansas...
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Staple an index card to the inside of your sewing machine user’s manual to record the dates when the sewing machine is...
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When changing the blade of my rotary cutter, I write “used” on the blade with a permanent marker. These blades then...
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With increased airline security, scissors usually aren’t allowed on flights. I put my spool of thread in a used, circular...
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Mini irons are great when I’m paper-piecing or doing intricate appliqué, but my holding stand never stays upright....
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My favorite stiletto is a metal nut pick that often comes with nutcracker/bowl sets. The crosshatched handle makes it easy to hold, and the slight...
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I love to do fine handwork, especially appliqué. Eyestrain is a problem if I work in bad lighting, so I purchased a ...
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Instead of chalk or a white pencil, I use fine-line washable markers to mark my quilt tops. The markers are perfectly washable...
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When using my sewing/embroidery machine, I often switch functions and have to then switch needles. To keep track of my needles and to...
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Many times the quilt pattern I want to make is found in a bound, soft-cover book, making it difficult to keep the pages open. To solve this...
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I loved the idea of a design wall but didn’t think I had space for one in my small quilting room until I hung a flannel-backed tablecloth...