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golo
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PostSubject: More tips   Tue May 10, 2011 11:22 pm

to store bobbins use those foam toe separators ( you know the ones used when you are polishing your toe nails) you can slide a bobbin into the opening and you see the color of your thread ..

Another tip is to use metal shower curtain hooks to hold your rulers....

Saw these tips in Fons and Porter and thought they were kind of neat...

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PostSubject: Re: More tips   Wed May 11, 2011 6:30 am

Good tips for sure.....I think you might be able to find those toe seperators at the dollar store.
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PostSubject: Re: More tips   Wed May 11, 2011 9:26 am

There are days I can't bend over far enough to see my toes much less polish them! Shocked At least there is some use for the foamy thingys. lmao

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PostSubject: Re: More tips   Wed May 11, 2011 9:36 am

I got this as an email and thought it was interesting...enough so that I think I will try some of these and see if they really do work. We are starting to get some flies around the horses and I am thinking about putting some of these onto the halters to see if they will repel the flies from getting around the face...might even try to rub them down with the sheets and see if that works a little..probably not very long lasting, but a cheap alternative to other methods.


Bounce This Along

U.S. Postal service sent out a message to all letter carriers to put a sheet of Bounce in their uniform pockets to keep yellow-jackets away.

Use them all the time when playing baseball and soccer. I use it when I am working outside.. It really works. The insects just veer around you.

All this time you've just been putting Bounce in the dryer! (by the way...if you use these in your dryer...check your lint filter monthly for build up as dryer sheets will clog the lint filter...take to sink, run water through it..if it doesn't run through then clean filter...water won't go through neither will the air)

1. It will chase ants away when you lay a sheet near them.. It also repels mice.
2. Spread sheets around foundation areas, or in trailers, or cars that are sitting and it keeps mice from entering your vehicle.

3. It takes the odor out of books and photo albums that don't get opened too often.

4. It repels mosquitoes. Tie a sheet of Bounce through a belt loop when outdoors during mosquito season.

5. Eliminate static electricity from your television (or computer) screen.

6. Since Bounce is designed to help eliminate static cling, wipe your television screen with a used sheet of Bounce to keep dust from resettling..

7. Dissolve soap scum from shower doors. Clean with a sheet of Bounce.

8. To freshen the air in your home - Place an individual sheet of Bounce in a drawer or hang in the closet.

9. Put Bounce sheet in vacuum cleaner.

10. Prevent thread from tangling. Run a threaded needle through a sheet of Bounce before beginning to sew.

11. Prevent musty suitcases. Place an individual sheet of Bounce inside empty luggage before storing.

12. To freshen the air in your car - Place a sheet of Bounce under the front seat.

13. Clean baked-on foods from a cooking pan. Put a sheet in a pan, fill with water, let sit overnight, and sponge clean. The anti-static agent apparently weakens the bond between the food and the pan..

14. Eliminate odors in wastebaskets. Place a sheet of Bounce at the bottom of the wastebasket.

15. Collect cat hair. Rubbing the area with a sheet of Bounce will magnetically attract all the loose hairs.

16. Eliminate static electricity from Venetian blinds.. Wipe the blinds with a sheet of Bounce to prevent dust from resettling.

17. Wipe up sawdust from drilling or sand papering. A used sheet of Bounce will collect sawdust like a tack cloth.

18. Eliminate odors in dirty laundry. Place an individual sheet of Bounce at the bottom of a laundry bag or hamper.

19. Deodorize shoes or sneakers. Place a sheet of Bounce in your shoes or sneakers overnight.

20. Golfers put a Bounce sheet in their back pocket to keep the bees away.

21. Put a Bounce sheet in your sleeping bag and tent before folding and storing them. It will keep them smelling fresh.

22. Wet a Bounce sheet, hose down your car, and wipe love bugs off easily with the wet Bounce.


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quiltermarynel



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PostSubject: Re: More tips   Wed May 11, 2011 1:00 pm

I don't know if the horses are as allergic to these things as I am, but I suppose it's worth a try.
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QBee - Mary Ann



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PostSubject: Re: More tips   Wed May 11, 2011 1:25 pm

Aha! I have four bobbins that are always rolling around next to my machine - - those are the ones I like to keep close at hand because I use them all the time. The toe separator sounds like a great answer!

I thought of the same thing as QMN about the Bounce sheets - - I'm wondering if it might be breathing allergies for QMN. For me it's my skin. Some of those ideas seem pretty good, though, so I might have to buy some Bounce.
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texasmusicmom



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PostSubject: Re: More tips   Wed May 11, 2011 5:21 pm

I use scent free Bounce....wonder if that works.....I can't stand the smaell of the perfumed ones.
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PostSubject: Re: More tips   Wed May 11, 2011 5:26 pm

Now is Bounce a special kind of dryer sheet or would any brand do ? I saw a quilter on a video say that when you are making binding do not iron it in two , just fold it over as you sew it on . She said that sometimes you need a little more allowance one side or the other on the binding strip and by ironing it, it makes it harder to do this. Now one of the jobs I don't like is ironing that binding , I always seem to burn my self. I tried it last time I bound a quilt and she was right.... it makes it nicer to hand sew over to the back IMHO . I will not be ironing any more .
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PostSubject: Re: More tips   Wed May 11, 2011 9:03 pm

Saw the same video....was it the one on mitering your ends on bindings? I love that video. Watch it every time I bind a quilt. I think I posted it here some time ago. I don't iron my binding in half anymore either.....just fold and go.
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PostSubject: Re: More tips   Wed May 11, 2011 9:39 pm

Probably TMT I have one saved on my favourites and have to have a look every time Ido one to refresh the old memory ! Can never get it set in my mind just how those ends are done I find it is the easiest one to follow . Some of the instructions I have seen make it so hard !!!
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