Day 10…Needful things for Quilters

12 Days of Christmas 10

Day 10….It is nice to see all the great comments about how much you love these posts…at least I know I am not wasting anyones time…so keep commenting!

I want you all to know that I am NOT a gadget person…I only buy what I know I will use…unlike my friend Nancy who has to have everything, but she loves her quilting stuff…and if you ever need something she has it!  She also is fun to shop with she gets so excited about something new and then makes 12 of them before she can stop and move on to the next thing….Got to love the Nancy’s in the world…

The next item up for discussion is The Strip Stick…hmmm…now I have to say I use this in just about every block I make and especially if I am making a tiny quilt where MOST of the seams need to be press open to distribute the bulk…so here is why we need this….When pressing seams open:

1.  Does not mess up the other seams around it.

2.  I don’t seem to burn my fingers trying  to separate the seam- with the hard stick under it they sort of flop to the side easier…

3.  You can also press them to one side too….

4.  They come in 3 sizes…45″, 18″ and then mini which I think is 6″…

The 45″ is great for rows that need to be pressed open, also sashings, borders and large strip sets selvage to selvage…as well as all blocks…this is the one to get if you only want to buy one.

The 18″ is great for any open seam pressing in blocks or small strip sets..

Now… I don’t need the mini, because I can use the 18″ for any smaller seams…but maybe someone requested it for traveling  for mini blocks…my guess is there was some waste and they just covered it and now there is a mini too!!!

IMG_0680But  seriously…I only had one of each of the 45″ and 18″ and I have several spots I stitch in…so I found myself cussing that I did not remember to get another set of these for the Lakehouse and the Gathering…so because of this post…I now have that second set.  I talked with Richard who sells them and he advised us the cheapest way to ship them …also, if anything every happens to your stick…its has a Warranty:  Return the Strip Stick at any time for any reason and receive a new one of the same size free…

I have put both of the sticks on sale here on our website:  STRIP STICKS

stripstickFor yesterdays winner…we have a 6×12 omni grid along with some more 5″ Charm pack of Floral Gatherings Shirtings…The winner is..

  1. Debbie Reber

    December 14, 2013 at 6:46 pm

    A quilter can NEVER have too many rulers! I love Creative grids rulers, wish I could buy them all!

    Debbie…please send me your address at primitivegatheringsquiltshop@yahoo.com   and we will send out your prize!  PS…Nick is picking numbers for the winners…if you look at the comments each one has a number….


219 responses to “Day 10…Needful things for Quilters”

  1. Peggy Dalberto Avatar
    Peggy Dalberto

    Lisa, wow, this makes sense. I am so tired of burned finger tips (I need my fingers for pottery) when I am pressing. This could make a “chore” less so. And thanks about the tip with pressing open seams on tiny quilts. hmmmm
    peg

  2. Julie A. Avatar
    Julie A.

    This looks like a “must have”. No more burnded fingers 🙂

  3. marie Avatar
    marie

    Wow—–thanks for this tip, had never heard of these. Yep, I have burned my fingers many times.

  4. Renee Avatar
    Renee

    I have never heard of a strip stick, but it seems like it would really help with pressing. I am looking forward to trying it!

  5. Carol Avatar
    Carol

    I have never heard of a Strip Stick, but it is a must have. I’m working on several small quilts and I’m always burning my fingers…I love gadgets!

  6. Karen in breezy point Avatar

    I’ve never seen these before and sure could have used one last night! Thanks for the info–another gadget I will have to have!

  7. Karen Schneider Avatar
    Karen Schneider

    I needed that strp stick last week as I was putting strip sets together for your pattern Flower Penney Garden. What a great idea.

  8. Donna W Avatar
    Donna W

    Lisa, these strip sticks look like a “must have” in every ones sewing room. Well, I know I need some. Looks like no more burned fingers. Thanks for these posts about notions.

  9. Deborah K Avatar
    Deborah K

    I’ve not tried these strip sticks either…..Would think I should add them to my gadget collection!

  10. rosa Avatar

    It`s the first time I see that tool.This is a great heper that must be added to our tools!

  11. Sandy D Avatar
    Sandy D

    This is a great gadget I too have never heard of this. I have many a burned fingers this would cure that problem.

  12. Linda Biondo Avatar
    Linda Biondo

    Awesome! I sew in a small space and using the ironing board gives me no room to move in my sewing room! This would be great to have to use on the table! !

  13. Stephanie Zito Avatar

    Much like your friend I too am a gadget person! Ooooh, I’ve heard of these pressing bars and I definitely must have one!!!!

  14. Brenda Y Avatar
    Brenda Y

    WOW, What a great idea Lisa, I have not seen this before but sure looks like something that would be neat to try. Keep the needful things coming, you have such great projects!!!

  15. Debbie G Avatar
    Debbie G

    I may look into this. I have been pressuring more seams open lately to get a flatter finish. It reduces the bulk and humps for me. I am not a gadget person either as I think buying fabric is a better use of my $$$. My sister is a gadget person though so may check to see if she has used these. I hope Santa doesn’t bring Nick coal for his stocking for not picking me!! 🎅

  16. Sheila Plock Avatar
    Sheila Plock

    Another great tip about something I didnt even know existed, thanks again Lisa.

  17. Dianek Avatar
    Dianek

    Very interesting…a tool that I have not seen before. Loots like a must-have.

  18. Sandy K Avatar
    Sandy K

    Wonderful gadget! I want them too.

  19. Glynis Avatar
    Glynis

    What a great tool to have . Thanks for letting us know about them.

    1. RuthJ Avatar
      RuthJ

      I’m not a gadget person either but this tool makes sense to me – anything that makes pressing seems easier and more accurate. Looks like a good gift for my quilting buddies.

  20. Cheryl Gaines Avatar
    Cheryl Gaines

    What a great idea. Just love it. No more burning fingers or not as much.

  21. Vicki H Avatar
    Vicki H

    I have not seen these before. I would love the 18″ size.

  22. Jane Ahler Avatar
    Jane Ahler

    What a great idea! I love reading your lists, keep the gadgets coming!

  23. Terri McBride Avatar
    Terri McBride

    Okay this is a great post for two reasons first is I am mostly a self taught quilter so reading the quilting blogs has helped me so much and now I know you don’t always iron your seams to one side and this is why my smaller stars have so much bulk and are hard to quilt yay, thank you so much for that. So on that theme this tool looks like the greatest thing can’t wait to get it and try it out. These posts are very helpful.

  24. Pam Avatar
    Pam

    Awesome tool! How many times I have had to re-pres because I pressed wrinkles into adjoining areas. Thanks for sharing!!

  25. wendy in san diego Avatar
    wendy in san diego

    My friend was just recently telling our group about this method of pressing. I am a gadget gal and probably need one of these. Sounds like 18″ is very versatile.

  26. Carol Eberhardt Avatar
    Carol Eberhardt

    Just when you think you have seen it all … Strip sticks! Great idea … I iron all my seams open and have the burnt fingertips to prove it!

  27. Stacey larson Avatar
    Stacey larson

    Congrats Debbie thanks Lisa I am a got have it person as you already probably know but never heard of these like your friend nancy I’m the go to so this will be joining my list of what to get from the 12 days . Hope you’re over your sick stuff. Can’t wait to see what comes tomorrow!

  28. Candee Abraham Avatar
    Candee Abraham

    So glad your Christmas posts are back! I miss the blog hop. Just received your new mug filled with fabric – love it!

  29. Rita Avatar
    Rita

    These look very interesting. I make small blocks all the time and this will be a helpful tools. Merry Christmas!

  30. robinttttt Avatar
    robinttttt

    This is a tool new to me. I would love to try it. When I win (positive thinking) I will have lots of opportunities! Thank you!

  31. Carolyn Avatar
    Carolyn

    I am a pressing fanatic!! I have worn out irons.,..I just might need these!!

  32. Jane Avatar
    Jane

    This is definitely something I will have to try. Love these 12 days of Christmas posts & all your great ideas.

  33. Lynda Malloy Avatar
    Lynda Malloy

    These are new to me, and sound like something I need for a number of reasons, not least of all my burnt fingers!

  34. Sullivan Avatar
    Sullivan

    Wow. I have never even heard of these. And I’m just working on a project where I’m opening seams and can’t wait to try these. Getting tired of burning my little fingers…

  35. Carole T Avatar
    Carole T

    This is a great tool that I can use to eliminate pressing the wrong seams. I do “need” this tool.

  36. sandy Avatar
    sandy

    Never head of a strip stick but my burned fingers would sure appreciate it.

  37. Barb O Avatar
    Barb O

    I have never heard of these before but they sound great. Now,which size to try first. My sister is like your friend Nancy. If she finds something she likes she is on a roll making 10 or more at a time.

  38. Jan T Avatar
    Jan T

    This is an amazing product that I have used for a while. Love it!

  39. Kathy V Avatar
    Kathy V

    I have never seen these before and I am definitely a gadget girl. What a great idea. One that I would certainly use.

    (Lisa I really like your falling snowflakes….at first I thought I had a bug of some sort flying on my monitor!!)

  40. Debbie Reber Avatar
    Debbie Reber

    Learned something new today, I hadn’t seen the strip sticks before, looks like they would be helpful!

  41. Sharon Avatar
    Sharon

    First let me say I love your 12 days of Christmas. I have never heard of these but think I might have to get the 18 inch one, small projects are my passion.

  42. Carleen Avatar
    Carleen

    Another great little tool! Thank you for the tips and tricks – I always learn something new here! And thank you for the 12 days of specials and chances to win one of these goodies, Lisa!

  43. Mary Avatar
    Mary

    I’ve never seen these either but they look handy to get a deep crease. It’s snowing slow here, just like the snowflakes on your blog. Those make me smile every time they start coming down!

  44. Ann in PA Avatar
    Ann in PA

    I have heard of larger pressing tools for tailoring but these are PERFECT for our quilting needs….no lumpy seams & no burnt fingers!

  45. Marj Avatar

    I have never heard of this before. It sounds very useful and a quilter must have. Thanks for sharing.

  46. Mary Kastner Avatar
    Mary Kastner

    Never heard of this stick BUT I make little Jo Morton repros a lot and open seams all the time. It looks terrific. Thank you for the chance to win and Happy Holidays to you and your kin.

    Mary

  47. Judy Larson Avatar
    Judy Larson

    Glad to hear I wasn’t the only one that hadn’t heard of pressing strips before today! Talk about needful things! In fact, I hadn’t heard of the first or second day products. Good thing I get your blog! Judy

  48. Janice Mc Laren Avatar
    Janice Mc Laren

    I’ve been wanting these for quite awhile. My parents always give cash for Christmas-just might have to get some new gadgets.

  49. Debra Avatar

    I wondered if these sticks were “worth it”! Sounds like a definitely! Thanks for the advice with all of your tips!

  50. Susan G. Avatar
    Susan G.

    This is something i’d like to try. What’s it made of? Thanks for sharing another helpful tool.

  51. Linda Avatar
    Linda

    I’m soooo tired of burned fingers. Must try them. Thanks for all your helpful hints. Linda

  52. Diane H Avatar

    Wow! These are a ‘new to me’ gadget and a new ‘must have’.

  53. Jude Avatar
    Jude

    Well, isn’t this the niftiest tool? Anything to make pressing more effective!

  54. Ann Avatar
    Ann

    I have never seen these sticks before. They will save my fingertips when pressing seams open. Thanks for the tip Lisa.

  55. Mary Avatar
    Mary

    I am a “gadget” person and have never seen these! Looks like I will have to get one of these as I do a lot of small piecing. Love your blog! You are so inspiring!

  56. Johanna Avatar
    Johanna

    This would be a very helpful item!

  57. Shirley Avatar
    Shirley

    First time I have seen an item like this, will definitely have to try them, for all the reasons you mentioned

  58. Sandy Kipphut Avatar
    Sandy Kipphut

    I never saw these sticks before. One reason the 12 gadget’s of Christmas is awesome. Love reading them. Thanks Lisa

  59. Marsha Gardner Avatar
    Marsha Gardner

    I have never seen this! It looks very useful!

  60. Betty Avatar
    Betty

    This is a new to me product and definitely worth trying–no more steamed fingers

  61. djknobel52 Avatar

    I’m not a person that irons. Until quilting my husband ( a marine) did all ironing. 1st quilt class my instructor told me I needed to learn how to iron. I.was in my 50s and not ironing had worked for me so far. Now I only iron my seams and blocks. These will be very helpful.

  62. Sylvia Avatar
    Sylvia

    You had me at, ‘does not seem to burn the fingers’. It seems I’m always sporting a burn here or there. What a clever idea. I also decided I had to have the seam ripper with the magic end, especially since I had an absolutely hellactious day yesterday sewing and ripping seams, over and over, because my brain, such as it is, was on overload and not processing properly. Today I am baking, taking a break from sewing.

  63. djknobel52 Avatar

    I’m not a person who irons. The only thing I iron are my quilt blocks and seams. Looking forward to giving these strips a try.

  64. Toni R. Avatar
    Toni R.

    What a great idea -thanks so much for sharing!

  65. Angelia L. Avatar
    Angelia L.

    You are certainly not wasting my time….as a new quilter I can use all the tips, hints, and inspiration I can get. I have never heard of the strip sticks either. If they save burnt fingers then they are a needful thing. Thank you and these tips are much appreciated.

  66. Nancy Avatar
    Nancy

    Wow… never heard of them. And I’m like your friend Nancy… I LOVE gadgets. With my Mom it was kitchen gadgets and I have plenty of them too. 🙂 I’m keeping a list so I can order at the end! Thank you!

  67. Janet Kay Avatar
    Janet Kay

    I definitely see the usefulness of the strip stick. You can’t imagine how many times I could have used one of these in all my years of quilting. It could take away those frustrating moments of pressing some seams!! This is a for sure MUST have item!! Thanks for bringing this to our attention!!

  68. Karen Avatar

    This looks like a very kool and needful tool! Must put on my Santa wish list.

  69. Kathy Avatar
    Kathy

    At my last quilting sew in one of the gals there had one of these. Imagine a group of ladies standing around watching someone press seams open! But it really it amazing. Thanks, Lisa, for another great post!

  70. Sunnybec Avatar
    Sunnybec

    Wow I’ve never seen these before, what a good idea, I am always catching my fingers with the iron

  71. Barbara D. Avatar
    Barbara D.

    What a nifty idea. i I wish I would have thought of these!!

  72. Judy Berna Avatar
    Judy Berna

    I make a lot of small blocks and this would be wonderful to press their seams open. I never heard of this before. Will have to check them out.

  73. KathyE Avatar
    KathyE

    Imagine all the saved fingertips! What a great idea!

  74. Linda L Avatar
    Linda L

    Wow, I love this. I haven’t heard of these either, what a helpful, “needful” notion. Besides saving my fingers from burns, it looks perfect for pressing strip sets so they stay straight. I struggle to keep strip sets from going “wonky”.

  75. Pat Robinson Avatar
    Pat Robinson

    This is a fantastic product! I have the 18″. You won’t regret the purchase! I am loving these posts! Stay warm and enjoy!

    1. Sheila S Avatar
      Sheila S

      Oh my goodness! I have never heard of the strip stick so thank you so much for showing us that tool. Pressing my finished quilts is usually a pain and so I can see how that tool could be very helpful!

  76. Phaye Avatar
    Phaye

    I have the medium size stick and I luv luv luv it. I picked up some good tips from your post. Thank you and Merry Christmas

  77. Laura Benthien Avatar
    Laura Benthien

    What a great new prooduct! it cetainly would come in hany when working in small areas!

  78. Rebecca H Avatar
    Rebecca H

    I was pressing seams open one day and said someone needs to make something to make this easier. I didn’t know about these sticks, thanks for sharing about them. I will be buying one or two.

  79. Betty Lawson Avatar
    Betty Lawson

    This is one of those things that falls into the category of “Why didn’t I think of that??!!!” Great idea—

  80. Joleen Avatar
    Joleen

    I have never heard of these before! But I can now see it is a must for my sewing notion collection! I am a lot like Nancy, always looking for something new to make life easier….lol…..

  81. Lana Cadwallader Avatar
    Lana Cadwallader

    Love ,love your posts. I knew there had to be a better way to press seams open–I’m ordering these, I’ve learned so much from your posts.

  82. Sharon Nejedlo Avatar
    Sharon Nejedlo

    I have never seen these before. What a great idea! I love to iron (I know…weird) and anything that makes it more accurate is awesome.

  83. Sandy Avatar
    Sandy

    I have to admit I’ve never seen this before. I obviously need one as I’ve burned my fingers on more than one occasion. Thanks for showing me something new, and on sale besides.

  84. Linda Vaughn Avatar
    Linda Vaughn

    Wow…what a good idea! Perfect for the open seams on the little stars!

  85. Mary Jean P Avatar
    Mary Jean P

    Great to see something new…looks like a terrific timesaver and also saves your fingers from burns!

  86. Debbie Yarbrough Avatar
    Debbie Yarbrough

    A guilting gadget that I have never seen! I have to have this, I am making a list for Santa, I have not been naughtily this year…….well maybe just a little but ……..whose counting!

  87. Patti Avatar
    Patti

    What a great gadget that I have not heard of. I also press a lot of seams open, and this would be so handy to have. Thanks for showing.

  88. Mary C. Avatar
    Mary C.

    I’ve never heard of this gadget before, and not burning my fingertips when pressing would definitely be a plus. Thanks Lisa!

  89. Natalie Newkirk Avatar
    Natalie Newkirk

    Wow! I never knew such tool existed!. Looks handy! I definitely need one to finish the PG tumbler kit I just completed! All it needs is to have the rows pressed!

  90. Leanne Avatar
    Leanne

    OMG Where was this gadget last week when I really needed it…I’m still nursing one of my burnt fingers…lol! The strip stick is going on my after Christmas list. Keep the tips coming, it’s always fun to learn something new.
    Enjoy your day,
    Leanne

  91. Sue singer Avatar
    Sue singer

    These “toys are great.

  92. Pat D Avatar
    Pat D

    Wow, what a great idea after I havealso ‘burned’ my fingers opening many of the seams on some of your small fabrics. Getting ready to sew the seams in the nine patch as I have all strips cut.

  93. Sharon Bennett Avatar
    Sharon Bennett

    Hmmmm… I never even knew something like this existed… pretty kewl!

  94. Sally Parrish Avatar
    Sally Parrish

    Wow, sewing “hams” for quilters! Perfect new tool, thanks.

  95. Mary Pasewark Avatar
    Mary Pasewark

    What a great idea! I am always having to repress all the seams with every row or block I add because I have gotten them all “catty-wompous”. I’m all about the gadgets that can speed up the tedious parts of the quilting process!

    Mary Pasewark in Lubbock, TX

  96. michelle starr Avatar
    michelle starr

    Wow! I hate when I burn my fingers. It would be great to have a tool to stop the burning. Thanks for the tip! I would love to have one.

  97. Mary Jo Jones Avatar
    Mary Jo Jones

    I am really enjoying your posts Lisa!! I have never heard of this product and I can see why they would be so helpful! I can see that I am going to have to invest in a set also. Merry Christmas and thank you for all that you share:)

  98. Becky M Avatar
    Becky M

    I have not seen these before. I will try anything to keep from distorting things when I press. Stii working on becoming an accurate piecer!

  99. Kathy J Avatar
    Kathy J

    LOVE the strip sticks! I have the two larger sizes but would adore the mini for retreats. And also to not take up so much real estate on my ironing board when working on tiny blocks!

  100. Brenda Avatar

    Thanks for the tip. I had never heard of strip sticks. I can see how useful they would be,

  101. Nora Avatar
    Nora

    W. I didn’t know that it was better to press the seems open on my strip quilts.Thank you. We need more than 12 Days of Christmas . How about 20?

  102. Pattie Gam Simpson Avatar
    Pattie Gam Simpson

    Wow”. No more burnt fingers. Not a real gadget person either but this looks really useful , please keep the great ideas coming!

  103. Paula Avatar

    I’m not a gadget person either, but I’ve never seen these strip sticks before and will have to check them out at my local shops. My hubby bought me something from your list last year, and I just love it – Rowenta travel iron.

  104. Glenda in Florida Avatar
    Glenda in Florida

    I’ve been searching for these strip sticks for over a year now–ever since Kimberly Einmo blogged about them. I keep googling, hoping that some store I stop in during my travels will have them, or I’ll find a vendor at the major show. I guess it’s time to order them on-line, and wrap them up from Santa.

  105. gayleburton Avatar

    I am always amazed at the tools & gadgets that people’s imaginations come up with – this is a brilliant product!

  106. Steph M Avatar
    Steph M

    OMG…the Strip stick is brilliant!! I HATE ironing seams open. I must have one (I’m not a gadget persons either)! Thanks again for your posts!!

    1. Sara Avatar
      Sara

      What a great idea the strip sticks are. I could have used these today. I have learned so much from this site I think my quilting has improved so much from all you tips. Sara

  107. Carolyn Maynard Avatar
    Carolyn Maynard

    I was SO hoping you would do the Twelve Days of Christmas again this year! Love my little snips you recommended last year! Looking forward to Strip Sticks now! See you tomorrow – on your post. Thanks so much!

  108. Jane Avatar
    Jane

    Great clever item to have. I am always looking to make my quilting easier and faster.

  109. Kathy Avatar
    Kathy

    I’m in denial about being a gadget girl….hmmmmm but I think I might be. They all seem so useful to me. I have never seen a strip stick but oh my I need one. Love this 12 days of gadets.

  110. barbara woods Avatar

    never heard of it but looks interesting

  111. Sydney Holmwood Avatar
    Sydney Holmwood

    I am such a huge fan of Primitive Gatherings! I have always been a gadget girl…almost 30 years! I have never seen these Strip Sticks but am positive I HAVE To have them! very soon!

  112. Sandie Avatar
    Sandie

    I would love to be the winner

  113. Gina Avatar
    Gina

    These really are the best thing ever for pressing seams!!

  114. Linda W Avatar
    Linda W

    What a fabulous idea. I never saw these before. Thanks for letting us know about them.

  115. Kris Dauth Avatar
    Kris Dauth

    I have never seen this product before but I’m sure they help to keep the blocks/seam line straight. If you praise the use of them, they MUST be a useful tool. When I first started quilting, I was also a gadget person. Now, I need to justify how much I will use the new tool before making the purchase. This Needful Thing will be a new addition to my wish list.

  116. Audrey G. Avatar
    Audrey G.

    I think your creating collecting monsters from these posts! I just may use this une if it prevents those scorched fingers.

  117. Cathy Weatherford Avatar
    Cathy Weatherford

    Never seen these either. I went to my quilt guild party yesterday, and what did I receive but a seam fix. Had never heard of that either until I read the 12th day of Christmas. How cool for me. glad you seem to be feeling better

  118. Karla Avatar
    Karla

    Awesome tool, I might have to get one of these.

  119. Susan Avatar
    Susan

    I’ve never seen these! That looks like a nice gadget. Thanks so much for posting these ideas!

  120. Jakey Avatar
    Jakey

    Strip stick – interesting, I never heard of it, learn something new every day! Now I’m curious to try it.

  121. Rose Avatar
    Rose

    A quilting buddy told me about the strip stick, but this is the first time I have ever seen one. Seems like the perfect tool to keep me from burnt fingers. I wait all year for your Christmas hints and tips about your favortie products!

  122. Carol Avatar
    Carol

    Never heard of a Strip Stick. Looks like a great tool to have. Would love to try it.

  123. marlene Avatar
    marlene

    Wow – in the past 3 days you have given us very helpful hints to make quilting more fun! I love the finished quilt but sometimes the “getting there” is a real pain in the rear. Thanks, I look forward to each of your tips every day. Merry Christmas and I hope you are feeling better.

  124. Marlene Avatar
    Marlene

    I have never heard of these either. Thanks for the chance to win. I would love to try them.

  125. SallyM Avatar

    I don’t usual press seams open (old school) but on a small project I could see how this would help. I did put one in my shopping cart!

  126. Cheryl Keown Avatar
    Cheryl Keown

    Never heard of the strip stick. Putting it on my wish list. Thank you for all your wonderful tips.

  127. Debby C Avatar
    Debby C

    Never heard of this little gadget would love to try one. Keep the tips and ideas coming

  128. Rose Jeter Avatar
    Rose Jeter

    My mother and your friend Nancy need to get together, my mother has every gadget know to mankind and then some, and she just can not understand how I can make one thing without all those gadgets and is always trying to buy me some kind of gadget, I love the simplicity of my sewing, would go crazy with all the stuff she has. I do think I need one of those strip sticks though, as I too love to make the “mini” quilts. Thank you so much for sharing all the great things that you have learned a long the way.

  129. Amy McC Avatar
    Amy McC

    Love this!! Never ever saw this before. Thanks for sharing.

  130. Barbara Black Avatar

    That’s pretty cool!

  131. Janet Avatar
    Janet

    I have never heard of this either, and what a great idea! I’ve been making a lot of tiny (3″) blocks lately and those open seams can be a real PITA!! Thanks once again!

  132. Yvonne Avatar
    Yvonne

    I have the set of sticks. Which I do use the 18 one the most. The twelve days are always fun!!!

  133. Sandi s Avatar
    Sandi s

    This looks pretty neat!

  134. Kathy Cadilek Avatar
    Kathy Cadilek

    I saw these when I went to a quilt show this summer but they didn’t have the length I wanted. I then forgot all about them, thanks for the reminder!!

  135. Cindy Avatar
    Cindy

    I didn’t know about these little guys. They will save my fingers for sure.
    Thank you!

  136. Kathy Roloff Avatar
    Kathy Roloff

    Count me as another clueless quilter. These look like a must for my sewing stash.
    Thanks!

  137. Barb Mapes Avatar
    Barb Mapes

    I haven’t seen the stick before but can certainly see where it would come in handy! Love this series of handy gadgets, thanks for doing this!
    Barb in the Midwest

  138. Mary Ellen A Avatar
    Mary Ellen A

    Love the idea of these sticks as it is hard not to mess up other seams on the back when pressing!

  139. Pamela Miller Avatar
    Pamela Miller

    Great looking tool. I would love to have this-no more burned fingers!

  140. Rebecca Avatar
    Rebecca

    Had never heard of them! Thank you!!

  141. Cecilia Avatar
    Cecilia

    This looks great! I hate burning my fingers when I’m trying to press seams open. Thanks for the heads up.

  142. Rosemary Redhead Avatar
    Rosemary Redhead

    Well how cool is that?
    Redhead

  143. Nancy D Avatar
    Nancy D

    This little gadget looks very cool! I have burned my fingers so many times trying to press seams open!

  144. Jamie Austin Avatar

    I saw these at the Lancaster quilt show but was not sure how well they really work. May have to give them a second look!!!

  145. Fran Bianchi Avatar
    Fran Bianchi

    My local quilt shop has “Strip Club” every other month and I really could have used these all year! I have
    never seen these before but it’s going on my wish list. I love the 12 days of needful things, we get so many great tips and tricks from you. Keep up the good work and Happy Holidays to you and everyone following these posts.

  146. Barbara Avatar
    Barbara

    I have never seen these before. They look like one of those must-haves. Thanks for all your tips.

  147. Marilyn Avatar
    Marilyn

    These sound great. Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win. Have a wonderful holiday!

  148. Martha C., Alpharetta, Ga. Avatar
    Martha C., Alpharetta, Ga.

    These are the greatest! I only have one set so another is just what I need! Love your tips!

  149. Kathy Havelka Avatar
    Kathy Havelka

    I’ve never seen these before.
    Must have. Now!

  150. Alice Borge Avatar
    Alice Borge

    BEST GADGET EVER!!!

  151. Kim Kopac Avatar
    Kim Kopac

    These look great – Another little thing that I could use – my fingers would thank me lol

  152. Lori Albrechtsen Avatar
    Lori Albrechtsen

    I love this idea! I always seem to burn my fingers. This will be a must have! Thanks Lisa!

  153. Twyla Avatar
    Twyla

    I love your gadget suggestions and look forward to them. I got quite a few from your last years list and use them all the time. Thanks for your suggestions.

  154. Pam Knight Avatar

    OMG…I wish I’d have invented these. I must add these to my quilt stuff. Thanks for sharing such helpful
    items.

  155. Sue H. Avatar
    Sue H.

    I have never seen these before, I will be checking them out.

  156. karla Avatar

    What a great idea! A must have for sure!

  157. Karen Avatar
    Karen

    I was pressing long strip sets last night and I thought to myself that I wish there was something to help keep the seams from getting the little puckers. This looks awesome. Definitely will be ordering this tool.

  158. Kathy Elwood Avatar
    Kathy Elwood

    I’ve never heard of these before! I’d definitely like to have them when I’m making mini quilts. Thanks for sharing about these!

  159. Rita Nichols Avatar
    Rita Nichols

    I have never seen or heard of such a thing! Thanks for bringing it to my attention, it sure looks handy. I think Santa is done shopping for me but I may have to treat myself after the New Year.

  160. Sue kraft Avatar
    Sue kraft

    Of course, this makes sense. Looks like a great solution for pressing those seams open.

  161. Janet D Avatar
    Janet D

    I have never seen these before. What an awesome idea. Thanks for sharing the 12 days of Christmas.