Saturday, March 16, 2013

Havel's giveaway!

 Another HAVEL 7" scissors give away!  
(retail at $21 a pair!) 

I love my HAVEL'S SCISSORS!!!

Leave me a comment about a favorite Sewing gadget, ( besides scissors) for a chance to win one pair, (THREE WINNERS will be chosen) of 7" Havel's scissors....

USA ONLY.  (sorry, NO INTERNATIONAL shipping)



Winner will be drawn March 28th.

MAKE SURE I HAVE YOUR EMAIL!  I see quite a few already that are NO REPLY comments... Can't win, if I can't contact you... thanks!

234 comments:

  1. I love the little red Wonder Clips from Clover. I use them for EPP, binding, and so many other uses! In fact, they are helping me audition curtain lengths right now. Thanks for the chance to win - I have not found my dream scissors yet!

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  2. well I don't know if you mean favorite sewing gadget or quilting gadget so I am saying my stick on thimbles - leather or metal - I use them both and like all the time :)

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  3. Besides a great pair of scissors, I value the "necklace" I have clipped to mine, so I can wear them around my neck and always have them at hand ... of course, it's one of those that has the phrases woven into it: Where are my scissors? I can't find my scissors. Have you seen my scissors?

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  4. I don't think I'd quilt without a rotary cutter.

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  5. My favorite is using my slanted tweezers while sewing. I have better control of my pieces as they move through the machine.Thank you for a chance to win those scissors.

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  6. I love my Havel Snips. I use them for everything from snipping threads to using them as a seam ripper

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  7. I have several things that I love but the Clearly Perfect is one of my all time favorites. I would NOT make HST's without it! Have a wonderful day V.

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  8. Lets see.....my favorite would have to be my Fons and Porter seam ripper which has a nice comfy handle for the times when I have to do any reverse quilting!

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  9. I find wooden chopsticks to be invaluable while I sew. I use them to poke out corners and to help push pieces thru the machine so mt fingers are safe. Thanks for a chance to win, I broke my best scissors a while back and have been using an inferior brand ...

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  10. LOL @ Eileen G -- Reverse quilting. LOVE THAT!

    My favorite gadgets? Hands down my Famore seam ripper, Mistyfuse (not a gadget, but it rocks), and those little red clippy things. Love those!

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  11. My favorite gadget is my Ecolux lights on my logarm as well as my sewing machine. Scissors, you can never have too many :0). Thanks for the chance!

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  12. My favorite gadget is my Ecolux lights on my logarm as well as my sewing machine. Scissors, you can never have too many :0). Thanks for the chance!

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  13. I love my Clover seam ripper...I just don't love USING it!!

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  14. I love the "Angler 2" which can be custom fitted (by your own self!) to fit your machine. It really makes any diagonal stitching a breeze. Thanks for the chance to win!! Julierose

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  15. I love my little red pin cushion ring. It's perfect for hand applique & hand piecing small blocks. I'm so used to wearing it when doing hand work that I've poked pins into my finger when I didn't have it on!

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  16. love the pink handles on these scissors. I love my red and green color filters to help figure out contrast..

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  17. A big gadget but one I love is my Accuquilt Go. Saves so much time cutting a quilt.

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  18. Favorite has to be mt seam ripper (just got a Fon's & Porter one!) I am good "frog" i guess...always doin Rippet, Rippet!!! :) Loooove my Rotary cutter tho toooooo!!!

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  19. Seam Ripper. I bought 6 at Walmart after not being able to find one day and it was driving me crazy that I had to go out and get one. So now I can always find at least one.

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  20. Safe travels and have fun in Australia! Not really a gadget gal, but I do love specialty rulers like the Easy angle and companion angle. And yep, my F&P seam ripper gets quite a lot of use as well...

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  21. Torn between fray check and my accuquilt... :)

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  22. Rotary Cutter! I love scissors, but you can't beat the speed of a rotary cutter (with a sharp blade!)

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  23. favorite would be my seam ripper. Keep it right by me when I need to use it.

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  24. Great giveaway! Thanks for the chance. One of my favorite tools is ny Supreme Slider for FMQ.

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  25. I'm a pinner when assembling blocks ( not when playing) so I love my Little House one inch glass head pins. Very thin and sharp..

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  26. Wonderful giveaway - I'd love to win! I couldn't quilt without my rotary cutter ~ They revolutionized quilting!

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  27. I love the BlocLoc ruler for trimming HSTs.
    Thanks for the chance to win these great scissors, and have fun Down Under!

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  28. My new rotary cutter with the quick change blade. I change it more often now. It's also left and right handed so my husband can cut fabric too!

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  29. I have a stylus made by a dear 15 year old girl who learned to wood turn. Because she made it with love and it is so useful, it is my current favorite.

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  30. I have to tell you my FAVORITE 'gadget' right now is my 5 point star template from Simplicity that you showed about a year ago on the blog. I got one for Christmas and now I'm a star making fool.

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  31. My favorite sewing gadget is a stiletto. It helps a lot when I do binding--and I do mine totally by machine most of the time.

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  32. I love my leather Thimble pads. So much more comfortable for me than a regular thimble. I also like my Clover desktop threader. Thanks for the chance to win. I've never used Havel scissors. Would like to try.

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  33. If I had to pick my number one gadget, it would have to be the rulers....any rulers.
    Patty Ethridge from McEwen, Tennessee
    e-mail is:
    pattyeth@bellsouth.net

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  34. Forgot my email!!! pepperto@wowway.com

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  35. I lost my Havel snips, I even put a beaded tag on them so I wouldn't. Other than those, I would say my machine fingers gloves. They make free motion quilting easy.

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  36. My favorite (besides the rotary cutter) is my Dritz magnetic pincushion. I love being able to simply toss the pins I take out toward it as I sew, rather than having to stab them in. And when I drop one, a sweep of the area with the pincushion usually turns it up quickly.

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  37. My favorite pen is my frixion pen. I love that it erases with heat-wonderful for having preschoolers "sign" their names on a quilt with the ability to erase mistakes and try again!

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  38. I love my snippers for when I'm doing portable hand work. I have one pair for my applique bag and another for my hand quilting. Great giveaway! Would love a good pair of scissors.:)

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  39. I would have to say it's my olfa cutting mat. I wish they had a really big one, so I could use it when I cut clothing patterns. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  40. my favorite, most helpful gadget is my lighted, magnifying seamripper!

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  41. I love my "add a 1/4 inch" ruler for paper piecing.

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  42. My Accuquilt Cutter for 2.5 and 1.5" strips. Although I'd like to try some of those Clover clippies...

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  43. V, I couldn't live without my Fiskars Rotary Cutter. It works so well ergonomically and takes the fatigue out of cutting everything I need for a new project. Thanks for this offer.

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  44. I love my SEAM RIPPPPPER....what else!!!

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  45. My seam ripper that is shaped like a surgons scaple and I can change the blade on it.... Makes creating so much eaiser to undo...lol

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  46. I keep a roll of clear tape near my sewing machine. I use it to remove those left over stitches that have been ripped out.

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  47. My WOF ruler is my fab tool. Thanks!
    AmandaK@whatthebobbin

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  48. Not sure if it qualifies as a "notion" but I love my 1/4 inch foot - because it has a flange edge - so I will never go larger than 1/4 - that does not mean that I will not go smaller :) but I definitely will not go larger!

    The Havel scissors are AWESOME!

    Thanks for the chance

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  49. my favorite gadget is my square quilt template..my 12 inch one to square off all my squares. Love it.
    Thanks for the great giveaway.

    deebriese@yahoo.com

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  50. My fave ruler ...Eleanor Burns half square triangle ruler!

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  51. Yay I have a scissor fetish... I love the boron chalk pencils for appliqué and other marking.

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  52. Today my stiletto is invaluable to help me 'hit' the intersections on the blocks I'm sewing!!!

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  53. I love my curved safety pins for pinning, and my seam ripper and stiletto, and rotary cutter and rulers.

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  54. I love my magnetic pin holder. It's so easy to take out my pins as I sew and just thrown them in the direction of the holder. so Michael faster than inserting them into a pincushion.

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  55. My favorite sewing gadget is my rotary cutter. I can't imagine quilting without one any more! Enjoy your AU trip.

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  56. Great give away! How to pick a favorite? I'm quilting today so I'd say it's my Machinger gloves. They make moving a quilt so much easier.

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  57. I love my 9.5 inch ruler. I use it all the time. Hope you are having fun on your trip!

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  58. My favorite sewing tool is a rotary cutter.

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  59. It would have to be my rotary cutter. There would be no quilting without it. Thanks!
    Boppiesgirl at gmail dot com

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  60. Love my Fons and Porter binding tool. Changed my binding results for the better,

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  61. I have a few but my "Stack 'n Store Bobbin Organizer"helps me keep my bobbins from running away.

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  62. Not sure if it is a gadget but I LOVE my thread catcher/pin cushion, not only is it functional but a very talented, sweet quilting friend made it for me.

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  63. My favorite gadget is my red, plastic thimble. Easy on the fingers and very easy to see when it falls on the floor.

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  65. I love my rotary cutter! Only way to get it done!

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  66. When I do hand work my favorite gadget is my goat skin thimble. It is thick and soft to use when I appliqué or do embroidery.

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  67. Love the Wonder Clips from Clover.

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  68. One of my favorite gadgets - I do love my leather thimble with a metal tip inside for protection! I also love my reducing glass, to help with design wall viewing. Happy trails V! and yes please to the snazzy snips!

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  69. I love my rotating cutting mat!

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  70. I don't think I could live without my rotary cutter. I remember cutting all those pieces with scissors! And sore fingers and thumb.

    Gloria
    gyates625@bellsouth.net

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  71. My newest love is the clover clips!

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  72. Loving the clover clips! Hollyvan@hotmail.com

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  73. Love my rotary cutter, can't imagine sewing with out it. Thanks for the chance.

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  74. I like my revolving cutting mat though my 12.5 inch square is a close second.

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  75. My rotary cutter and rulers. without them I would not be quilting.

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  76. Since I'm at the age I spend more time trying to thread my needle than I do sewing, I love my "easy thread" needles!

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  77. Rotary cutter, seam ripper, and most important of all, my reading glasses! Do they count? Couldn't sew without them. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  78. The thing I really like is a magnifying item, it clips on your head and the glasses part is about six inches away from your face, but if you need to thread asize twelve needle it makes it surprisingly easy...

    Karin

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  79. Where would we be without rotary cutters? Thanks for the chance to win!

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  80. Whoops I forgot my email addy. Here it is .

    Karin

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  81. Would love to try those Havel scissors.
    Favorite gadget, would have to say rotary cutter and mat, I started quilting before these were available, and what a difference they make. I don't take them for granted!

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  82. Rotary cutter which made quilting accessible to an ADD person like me.

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  83. Well, I always make sure my seam ripper is close by, because if it's not, then I will always need it. Have a safe trip.

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  84. My favorite tool is my Ott lamps ... LOVE THEM with my ole eyes :) Altho I probably use my seam ripper more 8/

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  85. The little red wonder clips are my favorite new gadget!

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  86. I would have to say the seam ripper because I use it quite a bit.

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  87. My little 'snippet'. I use it to cut every single thread that gets sewn...no wonder it's all dull and I need a new one. ACTUALLY....I need these scissors!! Thanks for the chance to win. Enjoy the land down under.

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  88. My favorites are my Pinmoors....no more getting stuck with sharp pins while quilting! Thanks for the sweet giveaway :)

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  89. I have an old bodkin which I love love love and would be sick to lose it. Perfect for turning out corners and turning tubes. Haven't seen or tried Havel scissors and would love to know more about them. Have a wonderful trip!

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  90. Clover Wonder 1/4" Clips for attaching binding!

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  91. Love my old Black & Decker travel iron. I hope it outlives me, because I couldn't find another one like it now.

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  92. My favorite quilting gadget has always been my credit card! Thanks for the chance!

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  93. My favorite 'quilting' gadget is a large ziplock bag clipped to the edge of my table to the right of my sewing machine...pretty hi-tech dontcha think? lol I use it to hold prepared binding which has been loosely folded 'accordion style'....the binding slips out easily as I stitch it to the quilt...no tangles...no rolls of binding falling on the floor then disappearing under the table, I don't have to stop and 'undwind' it. Thanks for the chance to win a pr of those great Havels! I really...really need some proper scissors :)

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  94. I love my six seam rippers - one in every location! Gotta have em!

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  95. I have a favorite pair of tweezers that are very pointed and the point is at the center so it makes them easy to use to get that elusive piece of thread without harming any other stitches.

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  96. I love the Wonder Clips for binding!

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  97. Boy, oh, boy,,,would I have a hard time stitching anything without my ott light! The older I get, the more light I need to focus. Have a WONDERFUL trip!

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  98. My favorite gadgets are Jaws Quilt Clips. Love 'em. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  99. I love my nifty notions rulers. No waste when making flying geese and half square triangles. A real bonus with fabric costing what it does these days.

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  101. It's hard to pick just one but I like to keep my 'Purple Thang' close while piecing. I use both ends but the square flat end is great for intersections. Those scissors look awesome.

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  102. I love my Roxanne's thimble. Hope your trip is excellent!

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  103. My favorite sewing gadget is my Rowenta travel iron that I set up next to the machine when I'm piecing. That baby really heats up and it doesn't have a safety turn-off like my big iron, so there's never any waiting. ok, maybe that's a slight fire hazard.. :-)

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  104. I love my Ott Lite with magnifier. I can actually thread needles without a needle threader now!
    Safe travels, Victoria. ;-)

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  105. My favorite has to be my Clover seam ripper....and yes, I get to use it a lot!

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  106. I have a magnet that attaches to mt machine that holds a tiny pair of scissors. It it cute and handy.

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  107. I love the cute little salvage pin cushion made by a dear quilting pal - love sticking and fetching pins in that. Makes me smile through my quilting session.

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  108. The little pink Clover desk needle threader is worth every penny I paid for itI At first I felt like I shouldn't need it, but it makes getting started with hand stitching so much easier! Thanks for the opportunity to win and have a great time in Australia!

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  109. Absolutely love my Havel Snips. They are the best for snipping threads and "unsewing". Thanks a bunch for the chance to win! ☺

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  110. Love 'Mary Ellen's Best Press' ... especially the rose scent! Thanks for the giveaway :)

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  111. My favorite sewing gadget is my Chakoner chalk marker. The Havel scissors look really nice! Thanks for the chance to win a pair.

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  112. I love thread snips. I don't know what I did before having them. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  113. has to be my Iron. My beloved Rowenta finally bit the dust and went to Iron Heaven 3 months ago. I searched and searched for a new one. I ended up with a DeLongi. Never knew they made anything but cappichino makers! But it is my new love.

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  114. so many gadgets that make sewing so fun....bamboo stiletto, 2"x12" clear C-Thru ruler marked in 1/8" grid all over, Nifty Notions surgical seam ripper with curved knife edge blade, curved edge tweezers for holding on to curves when sewing, goat leather thimble....can't give one top billing over another. Have fun down under. Can't wait for a report!

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  115. I love my rotary cutter. Probably gets as much use as my scissors. Thanks for a chance to win!

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  116. My favorite notion has to be my ergonomic rotary cutters. I have 2, the Martelli 35mm and the Grace 35mm. I use them both all the time.

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  117. Love my 12" rotating cutting mat. Carry it everywhere!

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  118. seam ripper. A nice sharp seam ripper comes in handy.

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  119. My favorite sewing gadget is my curved point squeeze snips that I got from Madeira Thread. When machine quilting, I can get my snips in there and snip off that thread so easily!

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  120. I just love watching you on video, Victoria! It's gotten to the point where a blog post without one is almost a disappointment. I hope your travel to Australia went OK and that you have a good trip. Looking forward to see what you have to show us when you get back.

    A note on the giveaway. I was the lucky winner of the wonderful scissors from your last Havel giveaway (so don't count me in now.) I'm sorry to see that this time it only includes U.S. addresses. I think I know why. When my scissors was shipped to me, a clueless person in their shipping department put this small item in a huge box (may have been a priority one) and shipped it for an exorbitant amount. It would shock people too much if I say how much here. Since then I've received packages or envelopes similar in size and weight that cost only about $10 to send. It's a shame that all my fellow non-U.S. blog readers are excluded from participating in giveaways because of inappropriately packaged items. Thanks for listening!

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  121. It has to be my Accuquilt Go and dies - my quilts have improved so much by using this tool plus its such a time saver giving me more time to actually sew.

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  122. I just FMQ'd my first quilt where I used gloves with a sticky fingers coating and couldn't believe how much easier it was to manipulate the quilt. I am sold on these now!

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  123. painters tape for machine or hand quilting straight lines. works great!

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  124. love the pink scissors! My favorite would be my glass head staight pins, very sharp and thin. thanks for the opportunity

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  125. New favorite toy would be those pretty little red binding clips from Clover! How did I ever live without them - I love 'em!

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  126. Love my Easy Square Jr. ruler.

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  127. Thanks for sharing the information of the Havel scissors, I never even heard of them before. My favorite notion is my tool pouch/pincushion/ort bag. It makes it easy with my favorite tools organized in the pocket and neater while sewing in my studio. Everything within handy reach. Jane

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  128. My bent nose tweezers have to be, hands down, my most used sewing tool. They are so convenient for use as a stiletto, pulling odd threads out, threading needles, etc. Love them! Thanks for the chance to win the pretty pink scissors!

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  129. My one of my favorite quilting gadgets is a wooden cuticle stick to use as a turner and to guide fabric under the pressure foot. :) I would LOVE a pair of those scissors, please. :D

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  130. I love my 60mm Olfa rotary cutter, especially with a fresh blade!

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  131. Love my Accuquilt Go Baby! I am new to quilting and that makes it so easy to do what you say--just jump in!

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  132. I have so many favorites--hard to choose. Never met a ruler I didn't like! So I guess I'll go with my 60mm rotary cutter.
    phyllisjoconnor@gmail.com

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  133. I love my magnetic pin "cushions" so much that I have 2 and want another. Also: swivel pen holders with various compartments to hold marking pens scissors, measuring tape, seam ripper--one at each sewing machine so I don't have to run around my space!
    Thanks for the chance at these cool scissors!
    Joanna

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  134. I love Creative Grid Rulers. I got rid of everything else I had, and they are the only ones I will buy and use now.

    Have fun in Australia!

    Grace
    gmp505@aol.com

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  135. I would have to say my rotary cutters are my best friends!

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  136. My rotary cutter, ruler & mat...can't use one with out the other.

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  137. I love my needle threader for hand sewing!
    sharon hui smith @ yahoo.com

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  138. My seam ripper is a necessity!
    ruthie32001@ahoo.com

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  139. I'd have to say my antique thimble my DH bought me while he was on a fishing trip. I never used a thimble to sew in the 50 years since I started sewing. Once I used this thimble to hand quilt it just made hand sewing with one so easy.

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  140. I love a scalpel for ripping out stitches and cutting buttonholes.

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  141. My Olfa rotary cutter is my favorite. I have the one where the blade is always retracted unless I grip the handle. Unless I push the button, which I rarely do. I have the other Olfa, but I've gotten blisters from constantly pushing the slide back & forth when I'm doing a lot of cutting. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  142. favorite sewing gadget? have to be my gingher snips...hang them around my neck so they are handy for snipping those errant seams; work better than a ripper i think

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  143. I love my small magnetic bowl from the hardware store. Best "pincushion" ever. I can throw it in a bag and the pins just hold on for dear life.
    I also love my Clover brand tools, especially love the chacoliners that come in different colors.
    I would LOVE to havel a pair of those Havel scissors though. (That typo was intended btw!) (;

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  144. HI! LOVE MY PIN+NEEDLE MAGNET CLOSE TO MY MACHINE! THANKS FOR SHARING!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  145. I have a little 1x6 inch clear ruler that I seem to use continually.
    tvbart@charter.net

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  146. I have so many useful gadgets. My favorite is the one that makes my life easier...my seam rippers. Thanks for a great giveaway

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  147. This week my favorite tool is that little tin-and-wire needle threader that's still the same as when my grandmother taught me to sew almost half a century ago. I've been dealing with many thread ends, and could not manage without my needle threader (especially as my eyes are now a grandmotherly age). I would LOVE to win a good pair of scissors, one area where my tools could use an upgrade. Thanks for the chance!

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  148. i love my seem ripper!
    daniellex at gmail dot com

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  149. My rotary cutter is my best friend -- saves so much preparation time so I can get right to sewing. -- soparkaveataoldotcom

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  150. I love my seam ripper! It is made for people with hand problems and is really easy to grip! I think the email problem is blogger, I cannot get anyones email to show up! Comlisajohnson(at)gmail(dot)com. Those look like great scissors!

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  151. i love my clover wonder clips. i have never tried havels scissors. thank you for the chance.

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  152. It has to be my rotary cutter! The first quilt I ever made was with templates and a pencil and I cut out every single piece....and they were all squares or rectangles! - That was a long time ago!

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  153. I use my seam ripper a lot - I love it.

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  154. My favorite sewing gadget wasn't made for sewing, but, for wall paper seams. I love a seam roller, especially for paper piecing, instead of keeping the iron hot. Thanks for the chance at the scissors.

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  155. Not really gadgets, but sewing tools I use all the time are a seam ripper, corner turner and bamboo cuticle sticks (for guiding fabric through the machine). Thanks for doing the give away!

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  156. I love my seam ripper! hehehe

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  157. Hi Victoria
    First of all---have a super wonderful trip. It sounds so exciting,can't wait to hear all about it when you get back.
    As far as gadgets go-- I 'm really a gadget gal, so it's really hard to pick one, so I'll give ya a few--- clover wonder clips,
    Seam ripper(yuk), and templates---all shapes, all sizes!!!
    Never used Havel's scissors, but heard by many that they are great! Thanks for the chance to win!
    again, have a safe and happy trip!
    Renee
    I think you have at least one of my e-mails--but just in case----reneeton@optonline.net
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  158. Unfortunately, my favorite sewing gadget lately has been my Gingher seam ripper. LOL

    Deb
    ladara at cfl dot rr dot com

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  159. My favorite is my mother's thimble. It gives me great pleasure to remember her by and of course to protect my fingers. I panicked a few months ago when I thought I had lost it on an airplane flight, but found it a month later and was so pleased. Won't take it out of the house again.

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  160. I love sewing notions...it is hard to pick a favorite. Something that I have ran across that I will never do without now that i have it is a Bohin Easy Needle Threader. It is amazing and the best needle threader I have ever used. You should try it!! Thank you for the scissor giveaway!

    cjpike at indiana dot edu

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  161. I absolutely love my clover seam ripper ! All you have to do is run it down the seam between the two pieces of fabric....and it's done ! No more pick, pick, pick !

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  162. My favorite gaget is the miter corner tool I use for binding. I cannot find that they make the one I have anymore. I think it was called Corner Mark-it. I have had this piece of plastic for 15 years and I always keep it in a safe place!

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  163. boy o boy do i ever need a great pair scissors!!! i've trained myself to use a wooden cuticle stick to guide my fabric while chain piecing. it seemed awkward at first but once i got use to it, defiantly was a great tool. have a great safe trip!!

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  164. Love the Havel scissors too!
    Misty Fuse is another favorite tool, for fusing, securing bindings, or anything you can think of!

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  165. Never tried Havel scissors but I'd love to try a pair. My newest favorite is those red clips made by Clover. I've recently taken to machine binding my quilts and they are fantastic in holding the binding on securely! I only bought one set to see if they were worth the purchase and now I'm going to go buy some more cause I love them!

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  166. I would say as of lately I am getting more brave and now my favorite must used gadget would have to be my seam ripper. I am not sure that is something I should be so public about. LOL

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  167. After trying a bunch of different thimbles, I've found i adore the "Nimble" thimble (leather with a hidden metal tip). It fits, it breathes, it's flexible, it works! I also just got the 3-in-1 Color Tool and started using it to work on some color theory exercises. I'm learning SO much, I don't think i'll be able to do without the combination of it and a simple color wheel.

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  168. Love my frixion pen-an iron or an friction erases it!And fun pin cushions just make me happy!

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  169. I love my thimble! Saves my fingers when hand quilting .....

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  170. my favorite gadget is my rotary cutter ; well it's the one I use the most anyway ! saves a ton of time !! thanks for the giveaway !

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  171. My fav tool is my Clover thread pic...it works great! I have my fingers crossed for a great new pair of Havel scissors! LOL I don't have a nice sharp pair, and now that I saw your video, I want those so badly! :)

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  172. My most treasured notion (so treasured that I bought a second and stored it away just in case my current one ever gets lost or broken) is a porcupine quill that I use as I piece to hold and guide the fabric and seams together while sewing. What I particularly love about it is that it has a bit of flex to it along with it's super fine tip. Love it!

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  173. My Clover desk needle threader is tops on my list, next is the Sewline mechanical pencil and their glue sticks. Thanks for the chance at winning.

    Helen (bshiptoo@gmail.com)

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  174. My newest favorite gadget is the Wonder Clips from Clover for binding. I'm using them right now, as I finish up the binding on my grandson's quilt!

    judysbluequilts@yahoo.com

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  175. I love my seam ripper. . . Well, I use it alot! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  176. It's hard to choose between my clover rubber/metal thimble, my blue washout marker, or the rotary cutter!!! I'd be thrilled to win the scissors!
    Terri.geesey@yahoo.com

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  177. Great giveaway question! I've learned a lot! I have an emotional reaction if i go somewhere & neglect to bring my eyeglasses or Ikea $10 lamp. But my current favorite notionis the Bohin pencil with both graphic & white marking leads. Thanks for a chance to win! Travelling Mercies. B

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  178. My favorite is my rotary cutter. Who ever invented that made a lot of new quilters. I have been starting to pick up more rulers and other gadgets lately. My stash is growing with more then fabric. 3bakergirlsgo@gmail.com

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  179. Love my rotary cutter. Makes cutting so much faster and even. Like my wonder clips too.

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  180. First, congratulations on your best in Show quilt at QuiltCon! My favorite gadget is a needle threader. I use two kinds...the wire loop that goes into the needle head and the gadget that you insert your needle into, loop in a thread and push a button. They are both great time savers.

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  181. Unfortunately....seam ripper....haha.

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  182. That would be the little pair of Fiskars with the super sharp points. They work better than any seam ripper I've ever had for ripping out those stitches! Thanks for the great giveaway.

    pnconverse@hotmail.com

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  183. I've been using my stiletto an awful lot lately so I'd have to say that's my favorite sewing notion at the moment.

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  184. My needle threader ! Couldn't sew without it ! I swear they are making the needle eyes smaller !

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  185. I have always accessed your blog via Google reader which is going away on July 1, do you have any suggestions for me and your other readers? (I already commented on a favorite notion, the frixion pen)

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  186. I love BlocLoc ruler for cutting half-square triangles. So quick an easy. Have fun down under.

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  187. I definitely enjoying every little bit of it and I have you bookmarked to check out new stuff you post.
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  188. I love my stipple stick that I use when sewing small tight corners or layers. It is great for guiding the fabric through the machine. When I'm sewing without it, I feel like I'm missing an appendage.

    Thanks for the give-away, I'd love to win!
    Chrissy

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  189. My favorite is actually a tool for my tool - InvisiGrip! It keeps my rulers from slipping. Love, love, love it!

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  190. My favorite gadget, or tool, is a 12X3 acrylic ruler which I've had for at least twenty years! Despite stacks of many other rulers, it's the one I use the most and the best for trimming scraps.

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  191. I can't sew without my Jansko lamp seen on Bonnie Hunter's blog. Didn't realize I was sewing in the "dark" until I plugged this tool in and let there be light.

    Terry

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  192. Love my Clover seam ripper, and my Havel's thread snips. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  193. I think my second favorite sewing room gadget would be my retractable lanyard that hold my scissors around my neck so I always have them handy!

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  194. Other than scissors, I use my tweezers constantly on all of my machines. They make threading and changing needles so much easier!

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  195. I love the snips from Havel's. They are especially great with my embroidery. I have several pairs of scissors fro Havel and love them all

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