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. Terri says:

    I love my seam ripper. It’s fun to rip stuff out.

  2. Viviana says:

    My seam ripper. I’m very absent-minded, and often I stitch things the wrong way :P

  3. Sandra Jackson says:

    The seam ripper is my favorite.

  4. Janice Baldwin says:

    My lighted seam ripper

  5. Kimberly N says:

    That Purple Thang! I use it all the time and the best part is, if I leave it out, the toddler can safely play with it. :)

  6. Joyce Hildreth says:

    my favorite sewing tool? ah…let me count them!! my favorite ruler 6″x 12″…always reaching for that one! and my favorite NEW tool is the havel sew ezey spring scissors..makes an excellent seam ripper!!

  7. Ellen O'Bryan says:

    Love my 1/4″ double-sided wash-a-way tape! Makes sure my seams match!

  8. Charlotte says:

    My sewing machine! If I’m using a seam ripper that means I’ve done something wrong, but having a REALLY COOL one to use would make it less painful! ;-)

  9. Amy Boughner says:

    Favorite sewing tool? My beautiful sewing scissors. One I’m most familiar with, though, is the seam ripper.

  10. Jeanne says:

    My collection rotary cutters, rulers and mats…..I hate cutting projects out and they combine to make cutting both easier and accurate in many cases!

  11. Dee Bratcher says:

    The stilleto for holding your fabric while stitching…… is wonderful and helps prevent puckering of seams…..I find I use this even when using my even feed foot. In fact I keep mine in a pocket on the bulletin board above my sewing machine so it is always there for me.

  12. Linda T says:

    While I love my seam ripper alot, I think my all-time favorite tool is my magnetic pin cushions. I have 5 of them, all different colors and each holds a different type of pin. Not all magnetic pin cushions are the same…some are junk but the good ones are worth the price paid for them and more.

  13. Amanda says:

    I love my rotary cutter, rulers, and mats. Without them, I would never be able to cut out a straight line.

  14. Andrea says:

    My ChacoLiner chalk pen. Can’t live without it!

  15. Mary Jo says:

    I hate to admit it but mine is also my small blue seam ripper. Now I keep an extra one on hand in case it breaks. I can’t sew without it!!

  16. Pat Hersl says:

    That Purple Thang, or a bamboo skewer when that doesn’t work.

  17. Kim West says:

    gotta say it too. the seam ripper. I repurpose clothing so it is a great tool for harvesting and salvaging usable parts.

  18. Donna cooper says:

    I love my rotary cutter, ruler and mat… can’t live without it!….AND my Iron….I press every seam.

  19. Kate Bachman says:

    Can’t leave without my seam ripper.

  20. Patsi Novia says:

    My favorite little tool would have to be my thread clippers and seam rippers….. I have many!!

  21. Lauren A says:

    I use my seam ripper alot… but truly my favorite sewing tool is my rotary cutter. I use it so much I actually have to replace the blade every so many months.

  22. janice says:

    Seam ripper!!! use it all the time, and have several of them.

  23. emilie vangel says:

    my favorite tool is my 1/4″ seam ruler,i would be lost without it,esp. during quilting.

  24. Leyna says:

    My rotary cutter is my favorite tool! I’m such a perfectionist when it comes to straight & even edges – yet I struggle to accomplish that with scissors. Once I discovered the rotary cutter (and self-healing mats) I never looked back!

  25. Karen says:

    I love my magnetic pin holder.

  26. Karen A says:

    I have many tools that I couldn’t function without, but I think my favorite is my rotary cutter.

  27. Beulah says:

    My favorite sewing tool is: my portable electric bobbin winder.

  28. Joanne Hios says:

    I love my thread snippers but I also use my seam ripper a lot!

  29. Lexie L says:

    My seam ripper. It gets used quite a bit.

  30. Michaela Pochily says:

    I love my seam ripper. It was my mothers which makes it pretty old, and it is fat which makes it good for my carpal tunnel. Thanks MOM.

  31. Ali M says:

    My favorite is my 18 mm rotary cutter, it has gotten me through some hard times!

  32. Noemy kreidl says:

    I think my favorite is the seam ripper too….

  33. My favorite sewing tool is my hot pink, heart-shaped wrist pin cushion. Filled with sharp glass head pins, it makes me smile each time I sit down to sew. I’m totally lost without it!

  34. Maria Kievit says:

    I like my seam ripper and that purple thang! Without them, it’s hard to keep it all correct and straight!

  35. Sue Haver says:

    Although I use my seam ripper(s) more often than most of my sewing tools, it is not my favorite,because if I’m using it, I’ve sewn something wrong. haha. I guess my favorite tool would be my scissors and rotary cutters…these are the beginnings of NEW PROJECTS! :)

  36. Jane C. says:

    My favorite sewing tool are my (gingher) embroidery scissors. When they are misplaced, I panic. They are always sharp and precise. Love them. ( I bought them on ebay from a lot of scissors that had been confiscated by the TSA.

  37. I love my Quilt Patis! They go anywhere you take your hands. Easiest piecing of hexagons on the go. I have even covered Quilt Patis on the freeway in the driver’s seat… we were stopped with engines off for a 3 hour accident clean up. Looking at my fabric was much better than the mess ahead.

  38. Kim Santre says:

    definitely the tube turner. it helps you save so much time!!!!!

  39. Heidi says:

    It would have to be the magnetic pin savers (since they often save the bobbin from rolling off of the sewing table) and the purple thang !!

  40. Lorna Calaway says:

    My favorite sewing tool is a thread spindle holder that holds large spools of thread on the table behind my sewing machine. I use up those small spools too quickly that fit on the spindle of the sewing machine.

  41. Rotary cutter..I would love the turning mat. That is next on my list.

  42. kim meadows says:

    I love me some fray check! Its great for appliques and for ribbons!

  43. Sandra Chavez says:

    I’m afraid this ISN”T my favorite tool, but it is one of my most used – the seam ripper (or “unsewer”) — I DO love my sewing machine and my embellisher (felting machine).

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  45. lara M says:

    My favorite is my scissors.I do alot wiht my scissors.Is something to short cut it.I love them they have a rubber grip on them..And you can lock it when you are done..

  46. Christine says:

    My favorite sewing tool is my rotary cutter and rulers!! LOVE!

  47. Diane Standish says:

    I love my Gingher scissors!

  48. Carmi says:

    I love all my gadgets for sewing and quilting. If I have to choose one, it would be the seam ripper. It’s gets me out of a lot of problems.

  49. Gwendolyn Soberay says:

    My sewing students named my seam ripper as the sharp stick. Nobody uses it except teacher Gwendolyn they said. I love this awesome tool.

  50. This looks interesting! I love all of my tools! I have a fold up seam ripper I use a lot, but I also love my tiny ironing board. It’s only about a foot long, and great for ironing kids clothes while sewing.

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