I went to the fabric store for a thimble, and I brought home a longarm.
The "hang it dang it" is the only quilt hanger available anywhere that is self-leveling and only needs one nail or hook to hang any size quilt. This allows you to hang your quilt straight and level in less than a minute.
Rip out stitches in seconds with the quick ripper electric seam ripper. Battery operated. Some models have adjustable blades and/or a light. Available at many online retailers.
Easily hang a variety of quilt sizes No tools are required, your wall won't be damaged, and leveling is just a matter of sliding the rod or magnet! Remove, re-hang, or change your quilt display with absolutely no hassle.
Gather all the small threads after un-sewing a seam. Just pass the eraser across the small threads and they will be in a small bundle.
This is one of our members favorite tools. You can buy it at Home Depot in the paint department. She says, It’s great for creasing fabric or pressing seams when I feel too lazy to get up and iron them."
Have trouble holding your long ruler in place? Put a 5-pound weight on the end of your ruler and it’s like having a third hand.
Helen F. was featured on the Fons and Porter show for this suggestion. Attach a toilet paper holder to your sewing machine table. Wind your binding on the spool and it unrolls as you are sewing. You could also attach the holder to a piece of wood and lay it on the floor near your machine. Either way, no more binding dragging on the floor.
Have back problems after sitting at your machine all day? A Wobble Cushion gives our member a few extra inches of height at her sewing machine, plus keeps her back loose. She can comfortably sew much longer now than before. Available on the Internet.
This is really unique! One of our members uses a porcupine quill as a stylus to push fabric under her sewing machine foot and to “poke things”. (It is strong enough to go through animal hides, it is strong enough for our use.) Search for Porcupine Quills on eBay. They come in all sizes.
Are you are a longarmer searching for a way to store your Red Snappers? This is an idea only a handy man would think of. Use PVC pipe to create a holder with customized sizes or have one made for you. Contact Fred .W for more information
Using cardboard (even from a cereal box) cut our the shape of a spool. Then wrap your left over binding around the "spool". Sort them by similar colors.
Use these pads instead of gloves when you are quilting on your domestic machine. As useful as gloves, but not as warm. You don't have to take them off when your phone rings.
Our quilter uses this tool to iron seams within tubes. It was originally made to press the seams inside of sleeves. Make your own with a woolen tube stuffed with a magazine.
This small jar (it's actually a yogurt container - but what about a jelly jar). Keeps all those small tools right by your sewing machine. A small brush, scissors, seam ripper. They are there when you need them.
This hand made wooden tool was originally used by tailors. Our quilter now uses it to press seams when seams are close. When you want one seam to press one way and the other seam (1" away) to press the other way. A perfect tool to complete the task.
This tool combines a blade and a ruler, so you're not managing two tools separately, You don't have to struggle with a misaligned ruler or worry about holding the rotary cutter straight. Your 45 mm spring-action rotary blade that makes clean cuts through multiple layers of fabric and an ergonomic blade carriage that makes cutting smooth and easy.
You can press your seams open or to one side with this tool. To press open, press from the back. To press to the side, press from the front.
Use your bobbin cover to keep your fabric tape measure contained.