Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Those Handy Dandy Tools

This post could have been titled, "I Love Tools 2," since I've blogged about my affection before.  Here's a new assortment of some of my favorites.

The curling ribbon tool.

How simple is this little gadget.  It came free with a package of curling ribbon my daughter bought.  I have one too (which I actually paid for) but don't like it as much because the teeth are too far apart to do the delicate splitting achieved with this one.  It makes wrapping packages fun!

A Must-Have Tool for Quilters, the Gypsy Gripper is a cushioned handle that attaches to your ruler securely by suction, allows complete control while cutting, and reduces the risk of injury. I used one at a Quilter's Retreat recently, and had to get one for myself.
You can use it with all sizes of rulers, although I keep it attached to this one, and use it daily.

This tool has been in my crafting room for awhile, but I just started really using it lately.  It works great for attaching decorative flowers and my business card to the fat quarter packages I send out.

I always feel so efficient and professional using it.

Finally, this medical tool called a crile is great for all kinds of tasks.  They lock into place and can be used to push out corners, pull fabric tubing through, and anytime you want to hold something securely in place while you work on it.

I would love to hear about your favorite helpers for sewing, crafting, homemaking, cooking, or whatever your craft may be.

Happy Sewing ♥


  1. My favorite tool is the seam ripper - mine has a handturned handle with the ripper set into it. It is longer and fits my hand well.

  2. I share 2 favorites with you - the gripper for my ruler (I actually have 2 sizes of those!) and the medical tool. I didn't know what it was called. :) blessings, marlene

  3. The crile is a tool that might help me..where do I get one?
    Thanks for you comment on my blog. I just love fabric and naturally have a huge stash. I was a quilter before I became a doll maker.

  4. maybe not a 'tool' but helpful~
    the hanging shoe organizers - so useful for
    keeping fabrics sorted. whether by size, colour, project, type...