Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Gadgets at My Place and Yours

What would our days be like without all the gadgets we use to make chores easier?   Every profession, art, hobby and craft have gadgets unique to the needs of the job or pastime. There are lots of gadgets going on at Hello Owl's "My Place and Yours" this week.

Here are some of my favorite gadgets I use in sewing and quilting.  There is no way I could cut fabric with precision without my rotary cutter, grid ruler and green rotary cutting mat.  I heart my magnetic pin cushion.  The pins just need to get close to be attached.

The wood gadget below the ruler is new and I have yet to use it.  The left end of this four in one tool can be used to make perfect corners and for getting poly stuffing into tight places.  On the other end is a flat ended cap for finger pressing and folding. 

When the caps are removed, one end is a seam ripper and the other end is a stiletto.

This little box is quickly becoming my favorite gadget.

Nothing irritates me more than running out of bobbin thread while sewing.  This little bobbin winder takes care of that. 
Thanks to this week's theme queen, Susan of It's the Things That Make You Go MMMMM.  Check out the other gadgets here.



Tab said...

That wooden tool is fantastic! Winding on bobbins is pretty anoying, I usually mutter things whilst doing it :) Nifty little box that.

midge said...

okay, another bout of gadget envy. that wooden gadget is fabutastic. where the heck did you get it? i so want one. and as for the bobbin gadget thingy. you rock

ReadingRosie said...

Great sewing gadgets girl!

Pam said...

Ahh, that's what it's called Bea! A grid ruler!! Thanks. lol.

I agree, that wooden thingamebob is pretty cool.

You do have some great gadgets there. I just couldn't think of anymore than one! :)

Becky said...

Love that thingamabob. Way cool.

I guess you are having better luck than I had with the bobbin winder. I kept getting very ragged bobbins so I gave mine to the Thrift Store. It was most likely User Error. ;)

farmlady said...

I saw that bobbin winder at JoAnn's the other day. I thought to myself that this would be a great "extra" if you sew a lot.
I love the wood 4 in 1 tool. That looks very handy.
It's so nice to have the right tool for the job at hand.

Jemm said...

Bea, thanks for your sweet comment. I really appreciate it! I love gadgets too, anything to make life more simple.