Day 12…Needful Things for Quilters…

12 Days of Christmas 12

Hello…and welcome to our 2nd year of Needful Things….I am going to give you 12 things that I cannot “live” aka “quilt” without!…thanks for joining me this year…I appreciate all of you…please comment if you wish…Santa might come a little early…it has been a good year!

All of the 12 items I am showcasing are going to be on sale through the end of the year on our website.  This is going to be a lot of fun so hopefully you can find some of these items useful and want to own them…If you wish to gather a bunch of them and place an order at the end of the 12 days that is great too…or if you want to order them we will just keep sending what you order!!!

Please remember you do not have to buy them from us….you can also support your local shop if that is your wish…we should all LOVE and support our local shops!!!!

I just want to say first of all I am so so so sick…I have never had a cough burn down to my soul this bad before…but I think I am getting a little better everyday now…so hopefully I will make it!!!

The first new item that I cannot live without is my new seam ripper….It is called the Seam-fix…shown here…It has this new rubbery end to pull all the threads out that are stinkers to get out after pickin the stitches out…here is a video

UnknownUnknown-1I found onYoutube...Click Here to see how great this baby works….Now it comes in two sizes….The Regular size is $6.95 on sale for $5.60 and now the mini in the bright pink, neon and purple are $2.80.  These would make awesome stocking stuffers for your quilty friends…and you can never have too many of them…

If you would like to purchase this item here are the links to our site Seam-fix and Seam-fix mini

Sorry this is short and sweet…but hopefully tomorrow will be a better day for me…Merry Quilting!!! Lisa

49 responses to “Day 12…Needful Things for Quilters…”

  1. Sharon Harmsen Avatar
    Sharon Harmsen

    Hate ripping out seams, but this looks like it would help.

  2. Amy Avatar

    Oh Lisa, hope you are feeling better sooner rather than later. Love the tool….hate those pesky threads,

  3. Brenda Y Avatar
    Brenda Y

    Thanks Lisa for sharing the Needful things again this year. Last year I believe it was your Dovo Scissors that I could not live without, got a gift certificate for Christmas from my wonderful sister and used it to purchase the scissors, I LOVE THEM. Hope you start to feel better real soon. Happy quilting!!!

  4. Carol Eberhardt Avatar
    Carol Eberhardt

    Well I could have used that tool earlier this week when I took apart 80 half square triangles I wasn’t quite happy with (didn’t have Thangles either!) … maybe I will get one for my own stocking!
    I am so glad you are doing the 12 days again – I learned so much from last year’s that I printed it out so I wouldn’t forget all your great tips!

  5. Nancy D Avatar
    Nancy D

    I have seen this handy tool in action and it is on my list of must haves. I must admit the seam ripper gets a lot of use when I sew. I am one of those people where a mistake will keep me up at nights worrying until I do something about it!

  6. Rose Avatar

    I was so glad to see that you are doing the Twelve Days of Christmas again this year. I so enjoyed last years, in fact, I even bought my beloved Juki on your recommendation. Can’t wait to see what you recommend this year. Your tips last year were just so very helpful to me (ie Magic Sizing and saturating and ironing your fabric before cutting.)

  7. Lisa LK Avatar
    Lisa LK

    Thanks for sharing your favorites again this year, it’s great! Hope you get to feeling better soon.

  8. Jane Harig Avatar
    Jane Harig

    I can not get the seam rippers to add into my shopping basket or I can’t pull up the basket and I have 20 seam rippers in it. Please help Jane

    1. lisabongean Avatar

      Jane…please call the girls at the shop if you continue to have problems…sorry…don’t know from my end…LB


    Hi Lisa! So sorry you’re sick. Thank you for taking the time to share with us. I can’t wait to see all the goodies you love.

  10. Meme Avatar

    So sorry you feel bad! I, too, am very excited that you are doing the 12 Days of Christmas again. Your tips from last year were very helpful, and yes, I took your recommendation and bought a Juki. Can’t wait for your next post.

  11. Sue kraft Avatar
    Sue kraft

    Lisa, get better soon!! The Seam-Fix looks great. The minis would be excellent as favors for the Christmas meeting of my quilting group, but we meet next Tuesday and I don’t think even Santa could get them here fast enough. BTW, I’ve been using tweezers to remove those threads and sometimes it can be a pain. I enjoy your Needful Things postings very much.

  12. Nora Avatar

    Sorry you are sick. I have this tool and really like it.Feel better soon.

  13. Susan Avatar

    I really enjoyed this list last year—found some things I couldn’t live without! This tool looks great! I’m always sewing those little things in my seams after ripping out and then have to go back and pick them out.
    Hope you feel better soon!

  14. KathyE Avatar

    I’m sorry you are ill. It is no fun any time of year but especially now when there are sooooo many things to do. Hopefully you will be good as new soon. I definitely need one of these seam rippers. Getting those little threads out is a pain but I can see this makes it so much easier.

  15. Sharon Nejedlo Avatar
    Sharon Nejedlo

    I am so glad you are doing this again this year…i think of you every time I use the mini Rowenta you suggested last year!

  16. Emilou Avatar

    Hi Lisa, hope you are on the mend soon, as I am presently feeling lots better after having the crud too. I loved all your ideas last year and looking forward to adding to my wonderful quilting tools per your suggestions. And what greatl, affordable gifts for my quilting friends too. Thanks Lisa, Blessings and smiles, Emilou 🙂

  17. Rosemary Redhead Avatar
    Rosemary Redhead

    Rest, rest, rest and more rest!! Take good care of yourself!!

    1. lisabongean Avatar

      lol…yeah right redhead…i am getting better…a little bit more each day…thanks…LB
      When you girls coming back to the Gathering!!!

  18. Karen M Avatar
    Karen M

    Sorry to hear that you are so sick. There is too much to do around the holidays to feel yucky.
    Love this seam ripper. It was a gift last year from one of my small group quilters. Get plenty of rest and hope you feel better soon.

    Happy Holidays!
    Karen M

  19. Janet D Avatar
    Janet D

    Hi Lisa, Hope you are feeling better. Thank you for sharing the Twelve Days of Christmas Needful Things again this year. The seam-fix would be well used at my house. I’ve added it to my list of things to get:)

  20. Angelia L. Avatar
    Angelia L.

    Hello Lisa, I am so sorry to hear that you have been so sick. Please take care of yourself and get better soon. I have thinking about getting a Seam-fix…it looks like something every new quilter (me) should have. I saw the mini in my LQS last weekend and thought is was adorable.

  21. Brenda Avatar

    Hope you feel better soon. Looking forward to seeing all 12 items.

  22. Lori Avatar

    Hope you feel better soon. I need to get the seam fix for my notions stash.

  23. Audrey G. Avatar
    Audrey G.

    Your twelve days of Christmas has been on my mind all year! I recently brought my juki home, and tomorrow I will quilt my first quilt on it. I have a seam fix, but I guess now I need the small ones for little gifts at my Christmas exchange!

  24. shelly Avatar

    Love it! Mistakes happen so why not have something that makes life easier?

  25. Kathy Avatar

    Now is the time to rest on the couch and watch the Hallmark Channel!!

    Love the 12 days of Christmas……I’m not waiting for Santa…….I’m getting one of these for myself!!

  26. Janet O. Avatar

    Oh, those deep, racking coughs are miserable. I’m glad you are improving and that you think you will survive. That is good news. : )
    I’m looking forward to this year’s needful things. Just saw these at the LQS today, but now I may actually need to buy one.

  27. Susan G. Avatar
    Susan G.

    Hope you are feeling better soon. It’s rough being sick this time of year. I’m looking forward to seeing all your 12 days of Christmas posts. I will check our local shops for the items.

  28. Rachel Friedrichs Avatar
    Rachel Friedrichs

    Very excited for the 12 days of Christmas! I got hooked on your blog last year because of this list. That seam ripper looks amazing, I hate dealing with those pesky thread and this looks like a great tool to have.

    Feel better!

  29. DaisyS Avatar

    Hoping you are feeling better!!! Thank you for posting your Needful Things again this year. I loved last year’s posts and still refer back to them for all your information! I am looking forward to reading them this year. I’ve heard lots of good things about this seam ripper and will have to give it a try.
    Thank you for all the information you share with us throughout the year. I always look forward to your posts and to see what is going on in your store. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

  30. cheryl Avatar

    Oh Lisa, I think you where sick at this time last year! Oh my I really hope you get better before the Holidays get here!
    I really looked forward to this years Needful things, I enjoyed it last year, kept my mind busy after losing my grandma who was my only family, teacher, mentor, my best friend. She was 94 and still telling me what fabrics I should use and how they would go together with what ever pattern we would pick. I really enjoy your blogs and your store we would joke if we lived near you we would really go broke! Thank you again for a wonderful year and I look forward to the upcoming new year and all that you have to offer! Merry Christmas to you and your family.

    1. lisabongean Avatar

      lol…You would go broke…you might just have to ask me for a job to support your habit!!!

  31. Sharon Hollingsworth Avatar
    Sharon Hollingsworth

    Hope you are feeling better soon! Thanks for doing the 12 days again! I loved all the items you featured last year and are now using them. I purchased the iron which I LOVE!!! I also hit up the paint department for the handle which I now use ALWAYS on both irons…keep one ready for wardrobe ironing and one for quilt ironing.

  32. Pat D Avatar
    Pat D

    Youtube shows how helpful it is.Thanks,Lisa & hope you are over that pesky stuff soon. There are cookies to bake

    1. lisabongean Avatar

      You know it!!! and you have to feel good to bake cookies….by the way…i make the best cookies!!! lol…LB

  33. Pam Avatar

    Hope today is a better day for you! What a neet little tool. How many times I could have used this. I love these 12 days of Christmas…you have many good tips. Feel better soon!

  34. Toni R. Avatar
    Toni R.

    So sorry to hear you haven’t been feeling well. Hope it is a memory soon. Love this tool – a seam ripper in every room…….

  35. Sylvia Avatar

    So sorry you are under the weather, especially at this time of the year! How about some good hot home made chicken soup? I swear by it and at 77, that’s a lot of swearing! I love this new little gadget, especially since I’ve been doing a lot of seam ripping lately. Sounds like a must have.

    1. lisabongean Avatar

      Just remember we all make mistakes….just because we have been stitching for years doesn’t mean we never have to rip a few….LB

  36. Sharon Bennett Avatar
    Sharon Bennett

    Oh thank you! I was wondering if you were going to do this again this year… it was last year that you introduced me to the Hera Marker. LOVE it! I honestly don’t think I would have ever bought one had you not explained how to use it… Now, the purchase of the Hera Marker has also got me (straight line) quilting on my machine! 🙂 These seam rippers are next on my list to try! I had seen a different video on youtube that shows these… and they show ripping the seam with the pieces of fabric closed. This (for me) helps to not distort the fabric while ripping… looking forward to the next item… sending well wishes your way…

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  38. Linda A Avatar
    Linda A

    I love your posts (esp. these and have found several items I just couldn’t do without!!) I have two of these rippers already and love, love them!! Hope you feel better soon! Excited to see what’s coming up!!!:)

  39. Barbara F. Avatar
    Barbara F.

    This is a great little tool and I love mine! Lisa, hope you’re feeling better soon.

  40. Pamela Miller Avatar
    Pamela Miller

    Lisa, hope you feel better real soon. Take care of yourself. My sister is trying to get over a case of pneumonia-much coughing. This little tool looks like a winner. We are so lucky to have all of these wonderful tools to help us, aren’t we?

  41. Jakey Avatar

    I love your 12 days of Christmas Lisa! Thank you for taking the time to do it and share with us. I hope you feel better soon, poor dear.

  42. Vicki H Avatar
    Vicki H

    I hope you are feeling better. I can’t get the seam ripper to add to my cart.

  43. rosa Avatar

    Hope you are better and a hot milk with honey go very well.These days have been fun and my wish list has grown.Thanks and take care!!

  44. Mary Avatar

    I bought the smaller version of these just recently. I really like it but wish now I had gotten the larger one as I think it would be more comfortable to handle. The tip works great at getting out those pesky threads.

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