Free Stuff Thursday

Surprise! Since our editors are in and out of the office today and tomorrow at the Rocky Mountain Sewing Expo and such, we’re doing Free Stuff Friday a day early! Today we’re giving away a Creative Textile tool from Walnut Hollow.

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Use for fabric applique, pressing, embossing velvet, fusing braids, trims, threads and fibers, transferring images, stencil cutting and more! Includes a 750 degree tool, comfort grip, storage case and seven interchangeable heads.

To enter to win this cool tool, answer the following question in the comments section below: What is your favorite sewing tool?

Are you partial to the seam ripper, as I am? Or does your tube turner get a lot of miles? Perhaps this tool could become your favorite once you see all the cool things it can do!

The winner will be announced on Monday! Good luck and have a great weekend!

PS: If you’re in the Denver area, don’t forget to check out the Rocky Mountain Sewing Expo at the Denver Merchandise Mart! Take classes and see all the cool new products vendors have to offer!

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100 Responses to Free Stuff Thursday

  1. DarleneP says:

    My favorite tools are my embroidery machine and the string puller.

  2. Dee says:

    I agree with the person who likes their serger. It may not be a “tool,” but it is my favorite thing to go along with my sewing machine and I wouldn’t be happy without it. You can’t beat it for quickly finishing seams on the inside of a garment!

  3. Tammy Richardson says:

    My favorite sewing machine tool is my thread snips. There is something so satisfying about snipping that last piece of thread…it defines happy on a whole new level!

  4. Cheryl says:

    I love to use my little tool to make bias. So fun to make your own out of happy looking fabric.

  5. Carol D. says:

    My favorite sewing tool is a short bamboo skewer. Helps in guiding fabric while sewing and pokes out corners , etc.

  6. Jenni Davis says:

    Can’t live without a seam ripper and snips! :)

  7. Evelyn says:

    One of my favorite sewing tools is the Shape Cut Plus that allows me to cut fabric strips for quilts far more easily, accurately, and quickly than any ruler I’ve tried so far.

  8. Carol Womack says:

    Seam ripper. Invented by a genius.

  9. Sherry Mitchell says:

    My hem gauage slide ruler and taylors chalk pencil is some of my favorite tools…..most used and favorite is my ginger scissors

  10. Penney says:

    My favorite sewing tool is my portable bobbin winding system. I can wind bobbins quickly and with little effort. I have the more expensive model and it allows me to wind all types of bobbins.

  11. Grace says:

    Hi, I’m not sure I’m partial to the seam ripper but I do use it a lot. LOL. I also love my self-threading needles!

  12. Diana says:

    My clapper because so much of what makes a garment look great is attention to pressing.

  13. Chris in OKC says:

    My favorite tool is something I took from my husband – his magnetic bowl. It is supposed to be used for nuts, bolts and such. I use it for pins and needles. It keeps them neatly at hand and I don’t have to worry about spilling a container of pins everywhere.

  14. Kim D says:

    I have a little tool I bought at a Sandra Betzina seminar years ago. It is like a little scapel with a curved pointed blade. Works wonders when a seam ripper just can’t get the job done. I have no idea what it is called.

  15. Carla says:

    A needle threader! Since when do I need special glasses to sew??

  16. Heddy Niedzwiecki says:

    A good assortment of pins and needles.. Long and short. Makes it easy for projects

  17. Dell M says:

    I like my curved embroidery scissors because you can snip your threads much closer without cutting the fabric.

  18. Peggy A. says:

    My favorite tool is my pin cushion. His name is Jeremiah, a four legged frog with a top hat. Jeremiah can lay flat or sit up tall. He holds pattern pieces down, keeps pins off the floor, and his hat sharpens my needles. He is so darn cute he can always make me smile.

  19. sue cook says:

    My tweezers must always be within reach!

  20. Lynette says:

    My favorite and indispensable tool is my magnifying glasses. I find that I need them so often I have several pairs stashed all around my craft/sewing room.

  21. Susette says:

    It would have to be my seam ripper…I don’t know what I would do without it.

  22. Cheryl says:

    I love my needle case that I made myself. It’s like a little book with padded “pages” and clear pockets to keep all different sizes of sewing machine and hand sewing needles handy and organized. I can find the exact thing I’m looking for quickly. Love it!

  23. valeriec says:

    My computer where I can get all kinds of ideals!

  24. Roberta S says:

    Mine is the safety pin. Never know when you will need it and very veristile in it’s use.

  25. Linda says:

    I love my rotary cutter and mat. Also the Ott light helps so much!

  26. SuZann says:

    I can’t sew without my awl. It’s like my 3rd hand.

  27. Barbara Corrado says:

    My sidekick bobbin winder.

  28. Rosemary Griffis says:

    A small, very sharp pair of scissors that I got with my sewing machine. Also, I have 4 seam rippers (one is in my purse for those tags that get you in the back of the neck when you’re not home). Next is the tube turner, then, all my wonderful sewing machine feet that do the work for you. Stabilizer is great for slippery and lightweight fabrics. I’m going to have to look into double-sided wash-away tape.

  29. Judy says:

    Could not live without my seam ripper!! Plus a good supply of new needles.

  30. Rina Mason says:

    My special tool is really part of a rug weaving kit from the 80′s. It’s made of wood, has one end that is pointed and the other is flat with a small hole in it. I use it to turn tubes and make sure corners are a perfect point. Also works as a stiletto when needed.

  31. Audrey says:

    Think my needle inserter is my favorite. Good for these dimming eyes.

  32. Nichole strick says:

    Seam ripper is my fav tool!

  33. Barb Jackson says:

    My daughter is a free lance artist and would very much appreciate this prize!

  34. Angela Cianfaglione says:

    I’m not really fancy here just give me my tape measure and we’re good to go!

  35. Lawana Whaley says:

    my favorite is my bodkin… but the one I use the most (unfortunately) is my seam ripper

  36. Jenny F says:

    I have been using a rotary cutter lately, love it. Also, not really a tool but I love Fray Check!

  37. Stacey says:

    I seem to use the seam ripper a lot! But my favorite is my pair of Kai 12″ scissors – the blade is so sharp and cuts so easily. Wish I would’ve owned them ages ago!

  38. It is called a Thing Ama Jig – and what it does is pull drawstrings that have come out of hoodies and drawstrings from waistbands back. It is approximately a foot long, solid and tubular in shape, it has a smaller (thinner) piece of plastic attached with a big eye (like a needle) on the end of it that you pin the drawstring or elastic to. Zip you’re done. It takes longer to pin the string to the end than it does to pull it through the opening!

  39. Adaire says:

    My bodkin is my favorite. So useful for turning things and poking out corners, especially on home decor items and children’s clothes.

  40. CINDY says:

    I love my iron. Pressing always helps.

  41. Annette Sharpe says:

    My favourite item is a measuring tool of 6ins long and 5/8th of an inch wide as everything my husband and I buy has to to turned up, hems and sleeves etc. I also use it to mark seams allowance on patterns, a very useful small and inexpensive item.

  42. Maureen says:

    My favorite tool are the binding clips (red/clear). They work on everything that can’t or shouldn’t be pinned!

  43. Felecia C says:

    After several years on sewing hiatus, I have jumped in again, I love the rotary cutters and mats, available now. Don’t know why I never had one before.

  44. Stephanie Warhurst says:

    It would have to be my German heavy duty scissors, they are like 15yrs old and AWESOME! I also like to use my foldable emboidery snippers, and an OLD pair of shears from beauty school, lol!

  45. Shirley says:

    Having a big lots of pins of several sizes would have to be a top treasure. and a big magnetic wand to pick them up if they scatter.

  46. Jamie F says:

    It’s not a “tool” but I just got a serger and I I don’t know how I ever lived without it!

  47. JEAN says:

    I have a special tool that I use which is actually a medical clamp. If I am haveing a hard time pulling a need though on something or need to reach something that has fallen into the sewing machine it is great.. I have used it to do many other oddball things. It is like a long pair of needle nose pliers . The seam ripper is something anybody who sews cannot live without. I use it also to push things through the sewing machine like a stilleto.

  48. Ricky says:

    so totally the ripper i make so many mistakes because i forget to do things slowly
    up next is my mat and rotary those 2 are just awesoem

  49. Sue says:

    My favorite sewing tool/aid is my mat. I’ve had one made of heavy cardboard, in years past, now it’s heavy duty and durable, like rubber; otherwise am cutting out patterns on a sturdy plastic table.

  50. Laurie Decker says:

    I love my rotary cutters!! I have different sizes, and brands. They make cutting fabric for quilts so much easier. And I would love a chance to win a new tool!