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« Reply #130 on: October 31, 2011 11:30:39 AM »

It is wonderful!   Makes it so much easier to see the stitches.
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« Reply #131 on: July 03, 2012 06:20:56 PM »

Chalk, measuring tape, seam ripper (I have two!), scissors, pins (with magnet) and tape - which I use to mark the seam guide on my machine, etc.
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« Reply #132 on: August 05, 2012 06:33:41 AM »

many many many seam rippers, actually i recommend for the essential tools having multiples of them
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« Reply #133 on: August 06, 2012 08:41:31 AM »

rackycoo made me purchase a super seam ripper at an art gallery...because, yes, you can never have enough! Cheesy
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« Reply #134 on: August 06, 2012 01:11:13 PM »

I think I own about ten seam rippers, bought an spare bobbin casing too because it is not the kind of thing that you tend to loose, but if you did, then you can do nothing without it...apart from that I have spares of everything, because I have a genius for sitting in one spot sewing, putting something down and it vanishes...sewing gremlins I am sure
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« Reply #135 on: June 23, 2013 04:43:12 AM »

for me, it would be scissors (gingher ones are the best), clover wonder clips, pattern making tools (ruers,papers,measuring tape etc), seam ripper, needles, thread, (i could go on and on :p)
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« Reply #136 on: January 03, 2014 03:14:36 PM »

seam ripper for sure and bias maker, it is a great thing for summer clothes
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« Reply #137 on: June 24, 2015 12:34:48 PM »

My seam ripper, absolutely.  I bought a new one and it disappeared so I need to get yet another plus a spare.
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« Reply #138 on: July 14, 2015 06:06:34 AM »

I'm a big fan of seam rippers too. I've got this one http://www.amazon.com/Allary-Combi-Cut-Ripper-Tweezers-Various/dp/B00555I79G/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top?ie=UTF8 and it's amazing. You can grab stubborn threads with the tweezers and retract the blade so you don't accidentally sit on it!

Also, recently got on the rotary cutter bandwagon. I thought they were only for quilters. Boy, was I wrong!
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« Reply #139 on: October 09, 2015 09:44:40 AM »

Oh so many!
Iron Press
http://www.amazon.com/Janome-Artistic-Press-Model-EP100/dp/B007F42SC2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1444408966&sr=8-1&keywords=janome+iron+press

Electric seam ripper
http://www.amazon.com/Quick-Ripper-Ultimate-Seam-Electric/dp/B00GD0ACSQ/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1444408763&sr=8-2&keywords=electric+seam+ripper

Clapper
https://www.etsy.com/listing/240545291/tailor-clapper-wooden-sewing-tool-for?ref=shop_home_active_1

Mary Ellen's Best Press
http://www.joann.com/mary-ellen-s-best-press-16oz/2008829.html?mkwid=cYMCvRCH|dc&utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_term=&utm_campaign=Shopping+-+Sewing&CS_003=12311117&CS_010=%5BProductId%5D&gclid=Cj0KEQjwy92wBRCl7trx4PaIo8EBEiQASPhtCw91oVyS5AtZzGcYR2dVyJCBWj3kKE0k4fC10XGo9q4aAkIZ8P8HAQ
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