I just have to laugh when someone comes to see me and wants to see what quilts I have made or projects I have completed…and as they look around, they see other things that make them ask me why I have such an item in my sewing room. It’s time to come clean! These are some not-so-normal items that I found in my sewing room that an outsider may have no clue about.
This is a Pampered Chef® Pastry Plastic Scraper. I just looked on their website and do not see it listed, so they may not make them anymore. This is one handy tool, though! I use it when I’m trimming blocks or fabric to scrape my cutting board of the tiny pieces left behind.
This is a pasta fork used in most kitchens who make pasta. One of my dear friends showed me how wonderful of a back scratcher it is so I keep it in my cup of necessary sewing gadgets in case I have an itch that I need scratching.
Most quilters know what the bottom tool is, it’s a classic crystal point turner. But, if I have something bigger that I need to turn right-side out, my husband made me this stick – which works perfectly to at least get my project turned and then I use the point turner for getting my corners pushed out.
Clothes pins are a must-have around my sewing room. You can see one here, holding up some of the templates that I use quite often.
What’s in YOUR sewing room that is unconventional but serves a great purpose to you?
My loving sister-in-law bought me this cute pin holder and pincushion for a gift a couple of years ago. It’s adorable! I loved it immediately!
Until I used them for the first time and realized they are NOT quilt pins. I have been working hard at separating them from my quilt pins as they were intermingled before I realized these are just not sharp enough for quilting.
These are the quilting pins I prefer to work with:
What pins do you prefer for quilting?