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Hold It Precision Stiletto

Featured Tool: Hold It Precision Stiletto by Clover, Item #82173  What is this tool typically used for? No more hot fingers! This is the perfect tool for pressing and sewing! Use the curved end to hold fabrics while you sew, and the rubber grip end when you are pressing. It’s also a great tool to use with a hot glue gun. What ...

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YoYo Makers

Featured Tool: YoYo Makers by Clover, Item # 81857, 81858, 81837, 81838 What is this tool typically used for? The YoYo Makers are for making cute, sewn (cinched) fabric embellishments. What was your first impression of Clover’s YoYo Makers? They look like Mickey-Mouse ears! How did you use it? You cut fabric to fit 1/4″ around the plastic yo-yo maker, place the fabric inside, ...

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Double-Sided Multi-Craft Carrier

Featured Tool: Double-Sided Multi-Craft Carrier by Creative Options, Item #82068 What is this typically used for? This is a carrier for quilting and craft supplies. What was your first impression of the Double-Sided Multi-Craft Carrier? What a great way to store our Essential Threads! How did you use it? Storing my assortment of Essential Threads spools. How long did it take ...

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Mighty Travel Iron

Featured Tool: Mighty Travel Iron by Dritz, Item # 82350 What is this tool typically used for? Ironing on the go or a small iron to keep next to your sewing station. What were your initial thoughts? That it is small, portable and probably great for travel. I like that it has a steam function and comes with a travel ...

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Frixion Erasable Gel Pens

Featured Tool: Frixion Erasable Gel Pens by Pilot, Item #82263, 82264, 82262 What is this typically used for? Writing on (and erasing off) fabric. What was your first impression of the Frixion Erasable Gel Pens? I saw these demoed at a quilt show and immediately bought a pack! How did you use them? You think you have to use an eraser or the eraser on the back of the ...

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Bloc Loc HST Ruler

Featured Tool: Bloc Loc Half Square Triangle Ruler by Bloc Loc What is this typically used for? Squaring up half-square triangles (HST) to the correct size. What was your first impression of the Bloc Loc Half Square Triangle Ruler? I was intrigued by the idea of a specialized ruler for HSTs. How did you use it? I started by using it to square up half-square triangles in ...

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LED Needle Threader

Featured Tool: LED Needle Threader by Dritz, Item #82260 What is this typically used for? Increased visibility while threading needles. What was your first impression of the LED Needle Threader? “This looks so sturdy!” How did you use it? You put the filament part through the eye of your embroidery needle. The button illuminates a small LED light at the ...

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Thimble Pad

Featured Tool: Thimble Pad by Colonial Needle, Item # 80561 What is the Thimble Pad typically used for? This is a thimble for people who hate wearing thimbles. Why did you decide to give the Thimble Pad a try? I normally can’t use thimbles. I have never been able to find one that is comfortable and usable. I can get by with one for about five minutes and then ...

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Stack ‘n Store Bobbin Tower

Featured Tool: Stack ‘n Store Bobbin Tower by Clover, Item #81920 What is the Stack ‘n Store Bobbin Tower typically used for? It’s an innovative tool that organizes and holds your bobbins. What was your first impression? I liked how compact it was and that it holds the bobbins in such a way that they don’t unwind easily while ...

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Fons & Porter Mechanical Fabric Pencil

Featured Tool: Mechanical Fabric Pencil by Fons & Porter, Item # 81861 What is the Mechanical Fabric Pencil typically used for? This pencil allows you to make washable and erasable marks on dark fabric. I used it to mark my seam allowance and keep a steady line while hand-sewing. What was your first impression? “It’s a mechanical pencil–how is this supposed to leave any mark on fabric?”

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