Gadgetpalooza!!

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Three New to Me as of yesterday gadgets!

Don’t want to be accused of holding out on anyone!!

I had Amazon gift cards to burn from my birthday earlier this month, and well, there were things I needed!

First off is this magnetic pin dish by Dritz complete with cover and a hidden storage compartment.

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While I have not used this yet, I did look it over pretty well and am so far impressed! This is sturdy and well made, as well as a well thought out item. The top has an opening so that you can put pins back into the dish without having to take the lid off. It isn’t a fight to take the lid off.

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Once the lid is off there is a grooved channel which makes it easier to remove the pins as needed.

There is a compartment below to store additional pins or needles or whatever gadget. It took a little bit to figure out how to access this compartment. the whole top slides and then lifts up. Then there is a notch to lift the lid! Well done! And reasonably priced at $8.99.

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Next up was another pair of scissors that I did not own and require.

I am venturing into doing a bit of garment sewing. Starting back at the basics and hoping to work toward some artistic items. The scissors is a Havel’s 5 1/2″ Curved tip pair for sewing, quilting and embroidery. The advantage to the curved tip is less chance of cutting into something that you don’t want to when trimming seams and such. Who hasn’t cut into something that you worked hard on? I have not tried them yet, but have so far been very happy with my other 2 Havel’s products.

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Lastly, and this might just be a favorite, is a combination pin cushion, bobbin and scissor holder. Not only is this cute, it is super functional. I have a favorite scissors I always use at the machine – a small pair of Ginghers. This will be a great spot to store them when not in use.  I usually piece my quilting in either white, off white/tan or a light gray. This will be a great spot to keep those colors. The last feature is a pin cushion – it is a little hard, but will certainly keep pins or needles in place.

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This seems super handy. I did have some difficulty in putting this on my machine. The instructions said to put a drop of water on the suction cup and stick it on your machine. I was originally thinking that I wanted this on the side of my machine. The side of my machine is slightly textured and the suction cup would not stay. When I placed it on the front which is a smooth surface, it wasn’t going to go anywhere. I like the item enough that I would have pulled out some double sided tape to make it stay. I was not sure that I wanted it on the front, as that is where my extra feet are stored, however placing this gadget on the front did not get in the way of my access to the feet, so I am a happy camper!

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How’s that for gadget goodness?

Pam

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