Thursday, March 4, 2010

I JUST HAD TO SHOW YOU!

Remember my advent swap.....well....I got these.... Fabric turning tubes...



with the wood rods...



This is soooo awesome!!! No more getting a saftey pin and pushing it through for hours (at least it seems like hours)...no more I tell you.



See that wood rod....it is pushing the material through......la la la la....



Still pushing (boy this is hard.....NOT!!!!)



Oh, what is that I see at the end? Do my eyes deceive me? Why it is the right side of the material....



A little pull and a tug...



and a few seconds later....Wallllllaaaaaaa!!!
I am in love, totally in love!!! Where have you been all my life?

I HAVE A NOTION....do you sell these? If so....get ready because I would recommend these to anyone!!

Okay, so most of you have these....there may be someone out there that does not...right???? I didn't, I wouldn't, but I do.....and it is awesome!!!!



Got my green and white no sew swap in the mail this week....don't have time to work on them but got them.....yepeeeeee...Thanks Pat!!

22 comments:

  1. Is it a one size fits all kinda thing or will you need different size tubes....? I've seen these and wondered if they work.

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  2. ummm yep, that thing looks awesome, whatever that "thing" is. lol

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  3. wait till you see all the different green blocks! What fun

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  4. I got those last year and they are so fantastic! Before that I was using a straw and a bamboo skewer. Now I have one to fit any size.

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  5. Thanks for the info Barb, I have bought two different tube turners and didn't get very good success with either. (However one of them, I have discovered, will pull the safety pin thru and makes that easier!)

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  6. I don't have one. And I didn't even know they existed. Have always used the safety pin method. I don't get out much!

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  7. Hmmmm, I have those, and I haven't figured them out yet. Maybe your pictures will help me.

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  8. I don't have them and I'm JEALOUS! Glad to see you're having fun with them!

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  9. Oh yes!!! I have them and cannot imagine going back to the "old" way of turning.

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  10. Wow, that is interesting, I just had to do some of that and used my knitting needle. Hummmm

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  11. So cool...I will have to see if we have it this neck of the woods. A really great invention!
    Micki

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  12. Okay, that's pretty funny. I'm thinking my turner-outer-thinger came over on the Ark. So fun to see someone newly excited about something I take for granted.

    So, your next quilt will have 3-d bows on it, right???? :-)

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  13. Way cool. I've used some tube turning tools in the past, but wasn't very hooked on them. I am now excited on this one given you like it. Yes, I do hope Kelly will carry these in IHAN!

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  14. I am a doll maker and have owned and used these for years... they are fantastic to use and oh so easy...


    Caths Blog
    Cath Ü

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  15. Yes I have these :)

    You are too funny.

    Hugs,
    Kelly

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  16. I HAVE NEVER SEEN ONE I WANT ONE
    JUST DROPPED BY TO THANKYOU FOR THE PART YOU PLAYED IN MY QUILT THAT THE LOVELY LYN IS MAKING
    YOUR SUPPORT MEANS SO MUCH
    HUGS

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  17. I'm glad the green blocks arrived. This tube "thing" is new to me, too. I'm not quite sure I understand it, but you sure seem thrilled with it. I guess you are two-timing Mr. Pfaff now since you said you are now in love with THIS!!!

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  18. http://ihavea-notion.com/store/item_1086/Blue-Tube-Set-18in-3-Tube-Set.htm

    this is the link to the blue tubes on www.IHaveA-Notion.com they are listed under "Notions" Then "General Sewing" they are really cool.

    Smiles,
    Kelly

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  19. That looks pretty good. I have one that looks like ice-tongs. Works great if an end sewn shut. But this looks better to me and won't take up much storage space and the thing I have is round.

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  20. I can't tell you how many times I have attached a pin, pulled it through...or had it catch or come lose! Wonderful new tool, thank you for sharing.

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