- Eileen uses a large safety pin on the end of her ironing board and puts the iron cord through it to keep the cord from getting tangled.
- Robin loves the binding tool and suggests the video at Missouri Star Quilts.
- Nancy suggests putting all things related to one project into a box and labeling it. Jackie suggested using pizza boxes, and Judy likes large Hefty bags.
- Gloria loves her red and white seam ripper that has an eraser-like end that pulls out the small threads left after the seam is removed.
- Mary found that static can be removed from fleece (or other things) by putting two safety pins on the item and putting it in the dryer with a dryer sheet.
- Beth and Carole both love their purple thingee - The Gypsy Quilter's Cutting Gizmo (available locally from Ohio Star Quilts)
- Beth also loves her very sharp tweezers with a magnifying glass attached. She can use it to hold the end of her piecing to get it just where needed on those small curved pieces, even better than a stiletto.
- Carole can't be without her needle threader! Gloria showed us how to loop that little bit of thread around the needle so that it won't be pulled out when you are working on your applique or finishing that binding. Use Thread Heaven to keep your thread from twisting while hand sewing, also available from Ohio Star Quilts. Also check out this info from Robin's favorite site.
- Carole also loves her Chaco Liner and Invisible Thimble. Carole loves her gadgets!
- Deb picked up a great tip at Little Red Quilt House. Use 2 1/2" strips for binding, but sew on with 3/8" seam allowance. This will fill the binding nicely.
- Cathy likes her Fons and Porter triangle trimmers to make fitting triangles together a snap.
- Cathy also reminded us to put the "L" shaped piece on curved seams to the Lower side (by feed dogs) and also to sew with a relaxed bottom to ease in any not quite even blocks.
- Robin showed a really cute "bedside caddy" and recommended Sew4Home website for some good ideas and tutorials.