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When sewing aprons, I often have to turn long, skinny tubes of fabric right side out to make ties. To make this step easier, I wrap a rubber band tightly around the end of an unsharpened pencil. When the pencil is inserted into a tube, the rubber band grabs the fabric, making it easier to pull out. This method also works with a chopstick if the tube is really skinny.

—Alison Bennett
Acworth, Georgia

 

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