Day 11…Needful Things for Quilters

11 daysThe next “needful” thing that I can’t live without is my “snips“.

I mount this right on my sewing machine, so I always know where it is…I use this tool in place of a scissors when piecing.  When you are chain piecing patch after patch, you have to cut all the chains apart, I reach for this snips because it can be easily picked up and set down, no fingers in the holes…the blades are curved, so I stretch out my chain and begin snipping them apart, with the curved blades pointing toward my threads between my patches…it is much quicker and I feel that I will not cut into anything because it is a short snip and not a cut with a scissors, in which  I would have to pick up the patches and then cut…I can just snip these laying on my sewing table…like shown below… I mount my snips on my machine with a magnet…now I do not stitch on a computerized machine so I can mount it this way…I will talk later about my machine…Oh, I forgot…I have one of these mounted on the handle of my long arm machine too…hopefully all you long armers out there already know about this…



If you are interested in purchasing this “snips” it is again conveniently linked below to my site, however I have no problem with you supporting your local quilt shop and purchasing there.  If you do not have a nice local shop and want to purchase from me…you will receive a 25% discount off it now til the end of the year.  Please understand that your order may take a bit.  We do not know how many we will sell?  It might be 5 it may be 50, hopefully it won’t be 500, I don’t think my supplier would have that many!!!…lol, so we may have to order this for you.  We appreciate your patience and we will ship your order as soon as we have them in our store, if we run out of what we have in stock.  Thread Snips order here

You may wait and place an order at the end of the 12 Days…the discounts do apply until the end of the year.  See I do read your comments!!!

Now for the winner of yesterdays Day 12 post…is Comment #81….Cindy P…I picked the number 81…it was my father’s race car number.

Handmade pincushion and 4x8 ruler!

Handmade pincushion and 4×8 ruler!

Your prize is shown here…please send me your mailing address so we can get this ready to be mailed…PS  I have decided to mail all the winners their prizes at the end of this event…One trip to the PO instead of 12 ! Stop back by tomorrow to see what else you may “need” to help you be a better Quilter!  REMEMBER to leave a comment to win a prize!

151 Responses to “Day 11…Needful Things for Quilters”

  1. 1 Lynelle
    December 14, 2012 at 10:05 am

    Now THAT is a great idea! I need one of those…..

  2. 2 Kathy Y
    December 14, 2012 at 10:05 am

    I love this idea. I’ll have to try it

  3. 3 Lynda Johnson
    December 14, 2012 at 10:06 am

    I love that strawberry pincushion!! Do you have a pattern for that? I have a pair of those snips and they are wonderful. They sit right in front of my machine. Instead of ordering something every day, I will wait until the 12 days are over. Thanks for all your nspiration!

  4. December 14, 2012 at 10:06 am

    Yep…nice lightweight snips are definitely a needful thing!

  5. 5 Karen Qualls
    December 14, 2012 at 10:06 am

    What an adorable pin cushion!

  6. 6 sueb
    December 14, 2012 at 10:07 am

    I have to have several pairs of snips at my machines. they are the best.

  7. 7 Pam Uhan
    December 14, 2012 at 10:09 am

    I have 2 of these scissors…one in my sewing toolbox that I carry to classes and one on my sewing table. Love them…lite weight and easy on the hands.

  8. December 14, 2012 at 10:10 am

    Yes, they are a wonderful tool. I look forward to the next 10 days of Christmas.

  9. 9 Kitty
    December 14, 2012 at 10:14 am

    Lisa, love the snip idea but then I love all of your ideas. Have a Merry Christmas and thanks for having the 12 Days of Christmas!

    Miss Kitty

  10. 10 Melissa Glynn
    December 14, 2012 at 10:15 am

    I’ve always wanted one of these; they seem pretty slick! Can’t wait to see what’s next!!

  11. 11 Jill
    December 14, 2012 at 10:19 am

    The snips seem like they would be very easy to mount to your machine. I do not like searching for my scissors when I need to snip threads. Great little tool!

  12. 12 Paulette
    December 14, 2012 at 10:19 am

    A miracle..I’ve cut into my quilts sooo many times. Love this ‘needful’ thing!

  13. December 14, 2012 at 10:21 am

    I have a pair of those.. I them!

  14. 14 suejean1
    December 14, 2012 at 10:23 am

    Love the pincushion. Cindy is a lucky lady. I have a brother-in-law that lives in Oshkosh that races. Wonder if he ever raced with your dad.

  15. 15 Paula P
    December 14, 2012 at 10:24 am

    I’m thinking I’m going to have to add a couple of things (maybe 12) to my list for Santa. Thanks

  16. 16 Mary Pasewark
    December 14, 2012 at 10:26 am

    Pick me, pick me, pick me! I’ve never won anything! Plus, I love your suggestions and blog!

  17. 17 Nancy Fitzpatrick
    December 14, 2012 at 10:28 am

    Love your Blog and all the handy tips!!

  18. 18 Mary
    December 14, 2012 at 10:28 am

    Wow! Lisa, I feel like a real pro because the 4 x 8 ruler and snips are also two of my favorite tools. I nearly panicked the other day when my new kitty found the snips and batted them off the table and waaaaay out of my reach under a cabinet. A yardstick with magnet taped on it rescued me and the snips–maybe I had better order another pair!

  19. 19 Diane B
    December 14, 2012 at 10:30 am

    Funny you mention race cars. It was racing that brought me to your store many many years ago when my husband was a crew chief for an ASA team and we went to Kaukauna! I loved traveling with him. I would spend my extra time checking out all the nearby quilt shops. Unfortunately we only made it to your area once, but it was a great find!

  20. 20 Judy Balek
    December 14, 2012 at 10:31 am

    Love your blog. I am looking forward to all your ideas of necessary things. I need to look at my LQS for the snips. They look like something I could use.

  21. 21 Maddy McCaslin
    December 14, 2012 at 10:35 am

    What a great idea, have a pair and really never used them

  22. 22 Julie
    December 14, 2012 at 10:36 am

    You’re right, those snips are very handy! I use them with my embroidery machine to snip off long threads. Hadn’t thought to use them with regular sewing, but now maybe I will. 🙂

  23. 23 Kay Brand
    December 14, 2012 at 10:36 am

    You can never have to many cutting tools, snips are my favorite for lots of different sewing.

  24. December 14, 2012 at 10:37 am

    Wow, I thought I’ve already bought every quilty thing possible, but you’ve already had two things I don’t have! And they both look like excellent additions to my collection. I’m worried about the next ten days – this could get expensive! LOL. Thanks for sharing with us.

  25. 26 Susan G.
    December 14, 2012 at 10:38 am

    I see those in the fabric shops and just walk by. I guess I didn’t really know what to use those for. Well now I know. Thanks Lisa.

  26. 27 Melissa
    December 14, 2012 at 10:40 am

    I just bought a pair of snips the other day at Joann’s as they were on sale ( my local quilt shop does not carry them). I hate them. They do not snip at all. You have to hold them a special way.. BOO who has time for that. I will have to put these on my list of things to buy after christmas. PS… I made your Pasta dish that you posted back in September… Family LOVED it!!!!

    Have a merry christmas

  27. 28 Gail
    December 14, 2012 at 10:40 am

    These snip are wonderful! I have 4 of them one each sewing machine and at the cutting table to trim embroidery designs. Only concern I have about mounting them on a sewing machine is if you have a machine with a computer chip in it the magnet will erase the memory

  28. 29 Terry Licitar
    December 14, 2012 at 10:41 am

    I have a pair of snips, just not this brand. I do really like them too. Love your 12 days posts! Thanks

  29. 30 Laurie B
    December 14, 2012 at 10:49 am

    I love the one pair that I have, but you’re right–one pair is not enough! One can never have too much of a good thing, right?

  30. 31 Mary
    December 14, 2012 at 10:52 am

    Looks like another great tool. I’m hoping you share what ever product you use to clean your iron – to get the fusible residue off.

  31. 32 Joyce Beenes
    December 14, 2012 at 10:52 am

    I don’t have a snips, I will have to check them out closer. It may be an item that I need 🙂 I love the handmade strawberry pin cushion. Is there a pattern for it?

  32. 33 Jan tjerne
    December 14, 2012 at 10:54 am

    I use my embroidery machine for quilting and the snips look like they would be great for snipping the jump stitches.

  33. 34 Sandy Kipphut
    December 14, 2012 at 10:55 am

    Learned something new today. Didn’t know about snips. Thanks!

  34. December 14, 2012 at 10:57 am

    I have those snips. I use them when I do paper piecing. Pull up both threads, snip, and the bobbin thread is cut too. L

  35. 36 Jan Geiser
    December 14, 2012 at 11:03 am

    I have those snips also….love them,,,,,,,,great when using you machine in embroidery also……..everyone should have two….smile


  36. 37 DianeK
    December 14, 2012 at 11:06 am

    I have seen those snips, but I have never used them. This is a great idea to share the tools that you use.

  37. 38 Kathy
    December 14, 2012 at 11:08 am

    I like these snips because they save wear & tear on my big scissors. Love your blog, Lisa!

  38. 39 Phyllis Limiero
    December 14, 2012 at 11:11 am

    I have these snips and keep one in my embroidery project and one at my machine. They work so well. I have a question for you. What do you use to mark on dark wool. I have a Santa wool project that needs some embroidery and I can’t seem to find anything that will mark the wool. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Love your shop!!

  39. 40 Sheelz
    December 14, 2012 at 11:12 am

    Know LB is a business woman but knew her before that as a teacher and shop employee. LB was then and continues now to share what she knows and has. LB inspires others to be better not only with quilting but to be a better person all around. LB not perfect (none of us are) but sets a good example in sharing….thank you. Blessings upon you and your family.

  40. 41 Patricia D. Roberts
    December 14, 2012 at 11:16 am

    Well, let’s try again, shall we? I wrote a comment to you and lost the whole thing. My computer skills are few and far between. I and my friends are in love with all the wonderful designs and patterns you create, Lisa. Thank you very much. Your on-line site is one I browse through a lot. I have lots of your projects in cases and can’t decide which one to do sometimes. I have a bad habit of starting and not always finishing. I don’t have those snips but I do have a great collection of scissors. Keep up the great job you do with designing projects. I look forward to them all. I am your devoted fan, Patricia D. Roberts

  41. 42 Peggy McGinn
    December 14, 2012 at 11:19 am

    I love my snips, they are something I have in several locations. I keep them at the machine and on the cutting table as well as my sewing travel case.

  42. 43 Audrey
    December 14, 2012 at 11:21 am

    Officially on my Christmas list!

  43. 44 Lorrie McD.
    December 14, 2012 at 11:25 am

    I have never seen these snips………very cool! It’s always great to get a personal recommendation on something. Enjoying the 12 days!

  44. 45 Cindy
    December 14, 2012 at 11:27 am

    Thanks for the tip on the snips!!

  45. 46 Fran Bianchi
    December 14, 2012 at 11:35 am

    I have Gingher Thread Nippers that I use. I think I’ve seen these snips but never paid close attention to find out what they were or what they were used for. Think I’ll have to check these out again….maybe something I can’t live without and didn’t know it!

  46. December 14, 2012 at 11:35 am

    I love when you offer a good tool, I also have this nad I love it. I dont remember who makes it but i got it at a quilt sore that is no longer in business–how sad..what a beautiful pincushion you gave with the ruler you do great things with those nimble fingers. Thanks again for the chance to win

  47. 48 Margaret
    December 14, 2012 at 11:36 am

    Those look really handy. I am enjoying seeing what I need!

  48. 49 Katherine
    December 14, 2012 at 11:39 am

    Cool snips! I’ll have to try his idea. Thanks!

  49. 50 marie beers
    December 14, 2012 at 11:43 am

    I’ll have to see if my LQS has those snips, they sure would come in handy, if not, an order in Jan.

  50. 51 Renee Rettler
    December 14, 2012 at 11:51 am

    Another great idea and something I didn’t know I needed until now! I need to start writing all these items down 🙂

  51. 52 Joan richards
    December 14, 2012 at 11:56 am

    So far I am 2 for 2 on the needful things list of things I also need.

  52. 53 Denise Wailgum
    December 14, 2012 at 12:07 pm

    I always wonder what these snips were for, looks like a must have now!!

  53. December 14, 2012 at 12:08 pm

    I use my snips all the time. Just love them. Also, I love my 4X8 ruler that #81 just received. Another “must have”. Kennette

  54. 55 Ellen Herron
    December 14, 2012 at 12:09 pm

    We must have been on the same wave length today! As I was driving to work I was pondering what to put on my stocking stuffer list for my family. I was considering putting on some type of small snips that I could have close by when I am at my machine. You have saved me a trip to my local fabric store to look for this type of ship. Now I will just add PG’s website for my husband so he can order it for me. Actually, it will be my daughter doing it for him, as she says “he is computer illiterate.”

  55. 56 Christine S.
    December 14, 2012 at 12:10 pm

    Thanks for sharing this with us! I haven’t seen these before

  56. 57 Sandi
    December 14, 2012 at 12:10 pm

    I love your ideas and enjoy reading your blog. I have the ruler and love it too.

  57. 59 Joan Hahn
    December 14, 2012 at 12:14 pm

    what a great idea. You are so smart to think of this. Merry Christmas. Love everything about you,…….shop,… fabric….. patterns ……….. You are the greatest.

  58. 60 Glynis
    December 14, 2012 at 12:24 pm

    Thank you so much for doing the 12 Days of Christmas, love everything that you do. I get my Evelyn’s Album quilt back in a couple of days as I have someone quilting it for me. Can hardly wait to see it.

  59. December 14, 2012 at 12:28 pm

    Will have to check these snips out, what a great idea. Looking forward to #10.

  60. 62 Anne Michalik
    December 14, 2012 at 12:31 pm

    I have these snips and love them!

  61. 63 Cindy D
    December 14, 2012 at 12:34 pm

    I have several pairs of the snips and I love them! They are one of the handiest tools I have. Thanks for the 12 days of Christmas hints! A fun thing to read everyday.

  62. 64 Judy P
    December 14, 2012 at 12:35 pm

    I also can’t work without my snips! A wonderful tool. Merry Christmas

  63. 65 Linda
    December 14, 2012 at 12:41 pm

    I haven’t seen one of these before, or if I have, didn’t know what it was! Looks interesting and useful if one does a lot of chain piecing. Like your disclaimer about the magnet and computerized machine!!

  64. 66 De De
    December 14, 2012 at 1:05 pm

    I have never seen this tool, interesting… I’m loving these tools, and the fact that you support shopping local, VERY important.

  65. 67 Kristy
    December 14, 2012 at 1:07 pm

    Totally have to go get a magnet…not to worry my machine is not computerized either. That little strawberry pincushion is adorable…going to go make one for myself.

  66. 68 Cindi Pederson
    December 14, 2012 at 1:19 pm

    I AM SO EXCITED!!!!!!  IT IS MY LUCKY DAY!!!! Seriously….good thing I am at work or I might be screaming 🙂 Thanks so much for the chance to win these fantastic items.  It will give me something to look forward to after the holidays!  Merry Christmas to you and your family! Cindi Pederson 22103 169th St. NW Big Lake, MN. 55309


  67. 69 Elaine S.
    December 14, 2012 at 1:26 pm

    Those snips would be good to have.

  68. 70 Starla Peacock
    December 14, 2012 at 1:50 pm

    Hi Lisa, I just started using the snips about two weeks ago and I LOVE them. I’ve had them for a few years and found them in my tool drawer and decided to try them. What have I been missing! If I could just find a way to mount them on my Bernina, I would be a happy camper!

    Thanks for your great ideas.

  69. 71 Gina
    December 14, 2012 at 1:54 pm

    You have such good ideas! Someday I hope to get the chance to visit your shop in person…and yea I do frequent my local quilt shops almost as much as yours!

  70. December 14, 2012 at 2:02 pm

    These SNIPS look wonderful…thanks for the heads up!

  71. 73 Carolyn Maynard
    December 14, 2012 at 2:14 pm

    Thank-you, Lisa, for your tried and true recommendations, and for encouraging us to shop locally, when possible! The snips look convenient and would be handy at all times!

  72. 74 Barbara Tunestam
    December 14, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    Love em’, own two of em’. One at the sewing table and the other goes everywhere with me sewing related!

  73. 75 Carol Eberhardt
    December 14, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    So here’s a tip for computerized machine owners who do not want to magnetize their snips to keep them handy: use a bungee type cord and hook it to the bobbin winding spool or on the hinge of your sewing cabinet … anything nearby … the bungee stretches to your project and is always handy. (I use one from my old casino card … a place I don’t care to go to but take my 83 year old mom every so often as she loves to go and ALWAYS WIns while I count every loss as yardage lost!). So stay home and buy notions from Lisa or go to the quilt shop … not the casino… You can probably get a bungee more cheaply elsewhere!

  74. 76 Sharon Smith
    December 14, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    Love these snips!!

  75. December 14, 2012 at 2:37 pm

    I have never seen/used them before, but they look like they’d really come in handy!!


  76. 78 BrendaLynne
    December 14, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    I have these for machine embroidery. Now I have another use and will need another one.

  77. 79 janet Chrzanowski
    December 14, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    The snips tip seems like a handy one. Will have to try it. Janet

  78. 80 Debbie T
    December 14, 2012 at 2:53 pm

    I don’t have these. I’ve never seen them before. I bet they would come in handy for punch needle also.

  79. 81 Sandy
    December 14, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    I don’t believe I have seen a “snips” like this and it looks like a great tool for machine piecing. Thanks for the info. I’m waiting for day 12 to place my order!

  80. December 14, 2012 at 3:15 pm

    Love the idea of the snips. I am always misplacing my scissors and that is very frustrating to waste time looking for them when you are on a roll sewing.

  81. 83 Ellen Sharp
    December 14, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    This looks a great tool!! I agree with Pam, I misplace my scissors, also!!!

  82. 84 Sharon M.
    December 14, 2012 at 3:23 pm

    I think these are essential. I want a pair. Thanks!

  83. 85 jan calvert
    December 14, 2012 at 3:38 pm

    I’ve never seen the “snips”, having them on my machine would be great!! I can never find my scissors, even though I put them in front of me everytime I sit at my machine!!

  84. December 14, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    it`s the first time I see that tool and love it!

  85. 87 Penny
    December 14, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    Thank you for your tips.

  86. December 14, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    I have a pair of snips like these – they’re perfect for my needle punch projects cuz I never have to worry about cutting the fabric when I cut close…..

  87. 89 Carolyn Vogel
    December 14, 2012 at 3:50 pm

    I find these snips useful for snipping when doing hand work too.

  88. 90 Sandra
    December 14, 2012 at 4:02 pm

    They are great for trimming threads in the hoop on my embroidery machine!

  89. 91 Juanita
    December 14, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    I think I definitely need a pair of these … great tool … and advice!

  90. 92 Sue Kraft
    December 14, 2012 at 4:18 pm

    I had to smile when I saw today’s needful thing — I have these snips and talk them up to everyone in my quilt group. Probably my number one favorite thing to keep at my machine!

  91. 93 Beverly Lawler
    December 14, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    Thanks for the chance to win. Handy little,tool.

  92. 94 Barbara
    December 14, 2012 at 4:26 pm

    I love the snips also. Thanks for the tips.

  93. 95 Brenda
    December 14, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    I can’t wait to get me a “Snips”. Thanks for the tips.

  94. 96 Karen Schultz
    December 14, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    Wow, these snips look like a great thing to have. Thanks for featuring them . I have never seen them before.

  95. 97 Janet G
    December 14, 2012 at 4:48 pm

    I have a pair of these snips but never really used them much. Didn’t think about them being that handy. Sometimes you just need someone to point out the possibilities.

  96. 98 Pat
    December 14, 2012 at 5:20 pm

    I hace some snips that are really handy

  97. 99 Teri LaVoy
    December 14, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    Love chain piecing and can see how snips are a bit more realistic to use. Thanks for the tip. Teri

  98. December 14, 2012 at 5:32 pm

    Lisa, I love your snips. I’ve never seen them before, but I see how they can definately speed the process of chain piecing.

  99. 101 Nancy D
    December 14, 2012 at 5:39 pm

    I have never seen these snips before! I think I might need these!! They look like they might be useful for embroidery also. I didn’t even know I needed these things before 🙂

  100. 102 Sharon nejedlo
    December 14, 2012 at 5:46 pm

    Good idea. Thank you!

  101. 103 Lynn Lahr
    December 14, 2012 at 6:11 pm

    The snips look like the perfect stocking stuffer. I may need more than one so I have one at home and one with each machine. Cannot want to see what else I cannot live without. Thanks Lisa!

  102. 104 Deb
    December 14, 2012 at 6:15 pm

    Love the hint and the snips. I guess I will have to get it for myself and add to my own Christmas stocking

  103. 105 Charlotte S
    December 14, 2012 at 6:30 pm

    The snips look very useful. I don’t have any but sure would like to.

    Thanks for your give away.

  104. 106 Kim
    December 14, 2012 at 6:36 pm

    I’ve never seen these before. They look like they would be really handy! I also like the idea about mounting them on the machine…never to be lost!!!!!

  105. 107 SheriBeri
    December 14, 2012 at 6:56 pm

    Yesterday was my first ever blog response….here goes my 2nd; never used snips but think I will have to try some. Adorable strawberry pincushion you lucky winner. happy holidays everyone

  106. 108 Mary
    December 14, 2012 at 7:12 pm

    I have some snips that are on a ribbon as a necklace but I like the idea of attaching it to the sewing machine.

  107. 109 Cindi P.
    December 14, 2012 at 7:23 pm

    What a great idea! I am constantly afraid that I am going to snip my fabric!

  108. 110 Karen
    December 14, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    Those snips look very cool! Thanks for showcasing them.

  109. December 14, 2012 at 7:34 pm

    What a great tool, I’d love to have a pair…you’re blog is so much fun! looking forward to all the 12 Days.

  110. 112 Nancy
    December 14, 2012 at 7:35 pm

    Wow, your snippers are so light compared to mine. I worked in a shoe shop for a very short time many years ago, so that is where i got them. They do have the hole for one finger similar to scissors. Can’t wait to read your next post for day 10!

  111. December 14, 2012 at 7:39 pm

    Interesting snips, I’ve never seen them before! Thanks for the tip!

  112. December 14, 2012 at 7:44 pm

    Smarty pants, attaching the snips to your machine is a brilliant idea, I am going to do that right away!!

  113. 115 Sharon
    December 14, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    I have not seen these before….from the comments, I should investigate further…looking forward to
    the rest of the needful days! Merry Christmas!

  114. 116 Amy
    December 14, 2012 at 7:47 pm

    Just ordered them. Look great to me! Thanks.

  115. 117 Diana
    December 14, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    Love my snips but I do sew on a computerized machine so they must sit beside the machine and do sometimes fall on the floor. Ouch! My toe

  116. 118 Jill Bodwin
    December 14, 2012 at 7:57 pm

    Love the snips!

  117. 119 Karen M
    December 14, 2012 at 7:58 pm

    Love the look of the snips. I have not seen these before. May have to get a pair and what a great idea to attach to the machine. Thanks
    Karen M

  118. 120 Cheryl C
    December 14, 2012 at 8:15 pm

    I thought I’d seen every snip out there, but these are new to me. Odd looking little thing, but it sounds like they’re great. Cool!

  119. December 14, 2012 at 8:18 pm

    I think I need to get me some of these!

  120. 122 Darcy
    December 14, 2012 at 8:24 pm

    I love those snips and I love your blog! Looking forward to tomorrow’s tip and hoping I win!

  121. 123 Rose
    December 14, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    Love the “snips” think I need those now.

  122. 124 Rhonda
    December 14, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    I have 2 snips and will get a third. One in each sewing case. And they dont hurt your hands like scissors do.

  123. 125 Harriett m
    December 14, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    I never thought about mounting w/ magnet!
    Great idea

  124. 126 Julee
    December 14, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    I have a pair of these snips and love them. One thing I like about them is that you can cut with either hand. Also like your idea of putting them next to sewing machine, I keep mine with my hand applique project that I’m working on now.

  125. 127 Sandy
    December 14, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    What a great idea, these snips look like they would do a great job. I’ll be putting these on my Christmas list!

  126. 128 Ani Hudson
    December 14, 2012 at 9:44 pm

    I have always wanted to try a pair of these type ‘snips’! Thank you for these lovely giveaways! Ani

  127. 129 scrapperdeb
    December 14, 2012 at 9:47 pm

    I don’t have little snips like this….what a productive idea!

  128. December 14, 2012 at 9:47 pm

    This is the first time I have seen snips. Thee would be very useful.
    bveinotte at juno dot com

  129. 131 Sue Huettl
    December 14, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    I have two snips, one at each machine. They are the best for cutting between blocks.

  130. December 14, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    🎁 🎄🎁 🎄🎁Never heard of snips – looks like a time saver 🎁🎄🎁🎄🎁

  131. 133 Ann Post
    December 14, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    I haven’t heard of these but definitely want to try one. Looks like it would save lots of time.

  132. 134 Cathy
    December 14, 2012 at 10:25 pm

    I have one pair in my travel to classes basket. Why don’t I have one by my machine? I don’t know. It seems obvious now. Perhaps I will win one. Nice thought.

  133. 135 Cindy V.
    December 14, 2012 at 10:29 pm

    I love your twelve days idea. The snips are a great notion!

  134. 136 Kathy
    December 14, 2012 at 10:31 pm

    I actually have these!! I like your idea of mounting them on the machine.

  135. 137 Mary Zimmerman
    December 14, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    I thought I had all the gadgets, but I don’t have this one! Gotta get it my next trip to the quilt shop. Love your blog!

  136. 138 Jean Nolting
    December 14, 2012 at 11:19 pm

    The N.D.quilt conference gave these snips to each volunteer.They worked great when I had ti snip a jillion 9 patches.

  137. 139 Janice M
    December 14, 2012 at 11:20 pm

    Those snips look like a great little tool. It is going on my list for Santa!

  138. 140 Charmaine
    December 15, 2012 at 1:09 am

    What a great tool! Thanks for telling us about it, Lisa 🙂

  139. 141 Kathy B.
    December 15, 2012 at 1:25 am

    I have never seen snips like these, they sound pretty handy as opposed to small scissors. Thanks for extending the 25% off until the end of the “12 Days.”

  140. 142 Kary Heck
    December 15, 2012 at 6:06 am

    I never thought I needed these snips, now I am thinking I do….

  141. 143 Pat
    December 15, 2012 at 6:07 am

    Clever idea – am going to investigate these for sure.

  142. 144 Shirley
    December 15, 2012 at 6:26 am

    Went to my local quilt shop to buy the 4 x 8 ruler, she had every size but that one, so will have to order from you. Can’t wait to use it..Looking forward to your 12 days..I have a snip and use it everyday

  143. 145 Dawn
    December 15, 2012 at 7:20 am

    Thanks for the ideas. Merry Christmas!

  144. December 15, 2012 at 8:50 am

    I had a magnet with a small scissors on my old machine but haven’t put one on my new one…yet! Thanks for the reminder!

  145. December 15, 2012 at 9:49 am

    I’m so lucky to have a sister who is always finding great quilting tools for me. The snips were a gift long ago and still use them. Think they may be perfect for anyone with range of motion problems, i.e. arthritis. So easy to operate and as you say without the finger holes much quicker to use. Now, how about a way to make more handy for those of us with computerized machines?

  146. 148 Loretta Pederson
    December 15, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    I received one of these snips from a friend for a secret santa gift .. Love it and will never be without. Thanks Lisa for all the tips.

  147. 149 Bari Jo
    December 15, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    Thank you for the thread info – it was very helpful! I appreciated the tip on the color, too!

  148. 150 Christi P
    December 16, 2012 at 12:09 am

    I love sewing tools!!! Thanks for sharing your favorites.

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