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April 27, 2012

Scottie Watch

Scottie Watch

1. Unfortunately I can't take the credit for this first item, because my genius friend Cherie came up with the idea. Instead of buying one of those expensive rotary ruler suction thingies for $20-$30 at your LQS (or if you don't have a LQS and want to avoid shipping) you could go down to your local hardware/home improvement store and buy one of these for only $12. Toma-toe, Toma-toh, Ruler Gripper, Elderly Shower Handle. They're exactly the same, except one comes in pretty colors and costs $10-$15 more.

2. Save 20% off a purchase of $40 or more at Fabric.com with the code 'DOD412' (good through April 30th)




3. Save 25% off all Denyse Schmidt fabrics (including Flea Market Fancy) at Quilt Home using the code QHDSFMF' (good through April 30th).

4. Save 20% off your purchase at the Fat Quarter Shop with the code 'AnnaMariaQAL' (good through May 8th).

5.  I also have to give Cherie credit for this one too...she brought it to our retreat and I might have swiped it a time or two (so did Cara). It's called a Strip Stick and it doesn't look like much, but it makes pressing seams SO much easier, and it doesn't pull or distort the fabric while you iron. If you do a lot of smallish piecing (think HST's), bee blocks, or patchwork, you should definitely buy one. I already did :)


 
6. These labels are technically for labeling jam and other homemade goodies like cookies, but I think they would be adorable if you typed them up and spit them out on printable fabric for quilt labels! 

8 comments:

  1. Well now, that's pretty nifty looking, thanks for pointing it out!

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  2. oh that stick looks fantastic! i need to get one!

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  3. genius!
    And is it wrong that I get really excited for Scottie Watch just so I can see that adorable dog with the Sherlock hat and pipe? It's true... I love him.

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  4. oo loving the suggestions! Can I just say, I kind of hate how quilting stuff is marketed up so expensively when the same tool is sold @ home depot for 1/2 the price - - I mean I obviously value quilting/sewing - but not everything has to be expensive, does it!? ugh, ok, done w/my soap box.

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  5. I feel so much more confident since I've got a suction thingy for holding my ruler down while using the rotary cutter - I live in fear of slicing my fingers off. I didn't buy a quilting one I used a dent puller (you know one of those things that those so inclined, use to pull the dents out of cars?) as recommended by another quilter. Think I paid about £5 which is even less in dollars from a seller on Ebay. It looks just like the quilting one's only mine is bright orange. At least I won't lose it amongst the fabric ;-)

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  6. Thank you very much for the coupon codes! I was able to combine it with a gift certificate at Fat Quarter Shop. Thanks!

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  7. Yay! Ordered me some DS FMF that was to be missing from Brenda's order. Even got it shipped for free to my US hotel! Am so excited!

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  8. Thank you! There's 40% off international shipping at Fat Quarter Shop and with that coupon I saved even more!! :)

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