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Hang It Dang It

Featured Tool: Hang It Dang It by Innovative Solutions, Item #82328, 82131 Connecting Threads Reviewer: Ann What is this tool typically used for? Hanging quilts of various sizes on walls. The larger one can hang quilts between 35″ and 68″ and the smaller 21″ to 40″. How did you use it? I hung a 41″ square ...

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Embroidery Hoop

Featured Tool: Embroidery Hoop by Clover, Item #82034, 82035  What is this tool typically used for? Keeping your fabric taut while you embroider. There is both a small (4-3/4″) and large (7″) size. Upon first glance, what were your initial thoughts? It has a very sturdy appearance; it’s made of thick plastic with a bulky, metal screw. How did you use it? I ...

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Wonder Under

Featured Tool: Wonder Under by Pellon Consumer Products, Item #21206  What is this tool typically used for? Wonder Under is ideal for applique–it allows fabric to maintain its soft feel after fusing. It is also machine stitchable, fuses easily in seconds, and bonds to fabric or any porous surface. How did you use it? Since it is so light weight, it is really easy to trace your applique shapes. You need to ...

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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 was ...

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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, and ...

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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 you ...

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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 pouch.

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 end ...

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