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Mamu



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PostSubject: Gadgets.....   Thu Jun 09, 2011 7:17 pm

This is a new (to me) gadget that I just viewed. Click on the English version and see just how this little gem works....very interesting and I can think of lots of ways to use this little gem.

http://www.sewline-product.com/Sewline_Quickthru_Needle_Threader

The run about $15 retail and I know that Quiltingbythebay.com has them

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PostSubject: Re: Gadgets.....   Thu Jun 09, 2011 8:10 pm

Interesting! Kind of like the threader on my Bernina. I'd probably break it right away!
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PostSubject: Re: Gadgets.....   Thu Jun 09, 2011 8:48 pm

I have one of these ! I like it better than those table model types of threader . They say on the instructions that you have to be careful and make sure the wire is going into the needle eye , don't try to force it. If the wire doesn't go straight in move the needle around a bit to line the eye up better. Last year I bought a couple of threaders for the sewing machine. Was going to keep oneKfor myself [ as I can seldom get the one on my machine to work ] and put the other in with a kris Kringle Xmas gift. trouble was they didn't have instructions with them , I can't remember where I got them and I can't get them to work !
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PostSubject: Re: Gadgets.....   Fri Jun 10, 2011 9:39 am

Here is another interesing gadget that June Taylor just came out with....watch the video..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DTNR2LctY84&feature=player_embedded

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PostSubject: Re: Gadgets.....   Fri Jun 10, 2011 12:33 pm

Love the sewline threader....but I'd have to pan the pin dispenser...just don't see how thats faster than my 30 year old magnet pin holder I'm currently using. When I unpin I throw my pins in its general direction and i'm done.
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PostSubject: Re: Gadgets.....   Fri Jun 10, 2011 12:57 pm

I thought the same thing about the pin dispenser! Even being QBee the Gadget Queen, that's one I can get by without. I use an old-fashioned pin cushion, and never once have I complained about it's function! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Gadgets.....   Fri Jun 10, 2011 1:42 pm

Calico_Chris wrote:
When I unpin I throw my pins in its general direction and i'm done.

I do that, too, CC - which is a bit inconvenient when I'm using a plain ol' stuffed pincushion rather than the magnet. For some reason my aim doesn't seem to be as true...! :hammer:

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PostSubject: Re: Gadgets.....   Fri Jun 10, 2011 2:33 pm

FiberBabble wrote:
Calico_Chris wrote:
When I unpin I throw my pins in its general direction and i'm done.

I do that, too, CC - which is a bit inconvenient when I'm using a plain ol' stuffed pincushion rather than the magnet. For some reason my aim doesn't seem to be as true...! :hammer:

lmao lmao lmao

I can tell you one thing about the pin thingy--it is too noisy. Would drive me crazy.

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PostSubject: Re: Gadgets.....   Fri Jun 10, 2011 5:59 pm

I don't want anything that big added to my work surface. Besides that, my mechanic's tool dishes do a great job for all sorts o pins. The traditional pin cushions tend to roll away from me. Th little wrist pin cushions are a pain, literally, if you are not paying attention and stab yourself.
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PostSubject: Re: Gadgets.....   Fri Jun 10, 2011 8:46 pm

yeah, I thought about all of the above too.....but I did think it was interesting

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PostSubject: Re: Gadgets.....   Fri Jun 10, 2011 9:44 pm

Marynel....you had mentioned the mechanics dish once before and I just happed to see one last week and bought one, thinking it would be good for my downstairs sewing basket, I put my pins (flat flowerhead pins from F & P) and for some reason the magnetic pole was attracted to the pin head end....leaving the pointy sharp end sticking straight up...making the blind grab ouchy so I gave it to DH for the garage.
I tried laying the pins flat but they just poked up again. I thought it was odd that my sewing machine feet were not attracted to it and I know that those feet have to be metal...they are Baby lock feet. Maybe its a bad magnet I bought
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PostSubject: Re: Gadgets.....   Fri Jun 10, 2011 11:03 pm

I use the sewline brand glue stick and a ceramic pencil, am very happy with both their products and cant recommend them enough. Thats all of theirs Ive bought but they seem to make good quality items

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PostSubject: Re: Gadgets.....   Fri Jun 10, 2011 11:38 pm

Chris, I have several of these and have not had that problem. I wonder if you have composite pins that are only steel in the head? I used to use pins that had a brass core and some other metal on the outside. Of course, magnets did nothing to them. Since I am a bit clumsy at times and not at all flexible these days, I switched to steel. Actually the cause of my switching was dropping 1/2 # of coated brass tailor's pins into my brother's deep shag carpet, just as my ride arrived after I finished making their wedding clothes. Somehow my brother forgot my 2 weeks of steady sewing and remembered the 8 hours it took him to get the pins out of the UGLY carpet.

My other magnetic tool is the telescoping magnet which picks up everything from pins to scissors. It is pricey but well worth it IF what you want to pick up is steel/iron. www.jhittle.com It does nothing for pieces of fabric that decide to leap from the sewing table onto the floor. I have a grabbit for those.
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PostSubject: Re: Gadgets.....   Sat Jun 11, 2011 7:18 am

Your magnetic wand sounds like a good thing....I use a plastic rod thingy that is 1/4 marker. its about 12 inches long and I never use it to mark I just use it to poke and drag things I've lost deep under my table....its a drag and flip method lol!
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