New Toy

An Ode to my new Clover 50 Bias Tape Maker

Making straps for bags
No longer a major pain
Best shortcut ever

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Want to win one? Write an ode to YOUR favorite sewing tool. Since you may need to take some time to think and be creative, this giveaway will end July 16.

* Fine Print *
If you do not write an ode of some sort you will not be considered. 
Open to residents of the US only (sorry international friends).
You must leave a way for me to contact you if you win.

** Comments are now closed **


  1. The best tool for any job,
    Is always a friends smarter than you,
    To give great advice
    And help you see it through!

    Teehee. Although knowing people smarter than me is my secret sewing weapon I also love my Swedish tracing paper for tracing patterns so you can keep the original intact. Thanks for the fun giveaway!

  2. Ode to a rotary cutter
    Without it, lots of curse words I would utter.
    Measure twice, cut once; proceed slow.
    That is all ye know on earth, and all quilters need to know.

    I used Ode on a Grecian Urn as inspiration. Thanks English 101 from college;)

  3. No more safety pinpricks
    Much less swearing
    505 spray, you're a basting tool worth having!

    Thanks for the giveaway! That looks like a great tool... No more burned fingers trying to fold handles!

  4. Ode to my magnetic pin holder
    Without you, the pins would all be on my shoulder
    You make it so easy to throw a pin and you catch
    I need your magnetism or else it would be my foot that would fetch

    Yay for magnets- thanks for the chance :)

  5. Once, long ago, in a land far away
    All of my bindings would have pins the wrong way
    As I went along, my fingers would get stuck
    Words leapt from my mouth (even "Oh @#$!")
    Then I found the answer, they are Wonder Clips
    And the words are more beautiful that come from my lips.
    Of their praises I will sing, all day and all night:
    "Wonder clips are amazing! I've seen the light!"

    Thanks for the giveaway! :)

  6. Ode to my quikclip...without you my fingers would have cuts on them from closing and opening hundreds and hundreds of tiny safety pins. :)

    Thanks for the chance!

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  8. Ode to Elizabeth

    Elizabeth Elizabeth, oh what a name
    So many around, but none quite the same.
    The Queen, Taylor, Arden, and Barrett Browning
    But only one sewing machine named 'lizabeth.
    You always will be my go-to dame!

  9. I don't know what I'd do if had not my seam ripper
    I'd fiddle and fuss trying to take out ill sewn zippers
    I'd dread and I'd cry and think I'm not good at what I do
    But due to my trusty friend, oh seam ripper, I can, I can, I can sew well with you

  10. Haiku for a rotary cutter:

    Uneven lines all
    Made me crazy until you,
    Rotary cutter

  11. My purple quilting gloves are so old
    However it does help me keep my hands from sliding
    Which makes quilting so much easier
    Without it I don't think I would do any quilting