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March 2, 2014

QUICK POLL...

...RAISE YOUR HAND IF YOU HAVE THIS HANDY TOOL IN YOUR SEWING ROOM

If so, how often do you use it???

As for me in response, I quite often forget I have it, although I always know where to find it if I do want to use it - which is rare.  It's a wonderful idea, but it just gets too hot, burns your hands, making it quite uncomfortable to use.

43 comments:

  1. I have this and love it! I use it all the time to hem; saves a little time by not having to measure all around. Beats the file folder measures of each width, and I think the metal help give a nice hem finish (when one wants a crisp hem and not a folded one)!

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  2. I use the straight edge for hemming and various other things when I need a straight edge ruler, but I rarely use the curved edge.

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  3. I had one years ago and got rid of it...

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  4. I have one and have never used it, even though I had to have it! :)

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  5. I have one, don't use all the time. Just because I sometimes forget that I have it.

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  6. nope. always wondered....

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  7. I have two and use one all the time for pressing hems.

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  8. I have it and have tried to use it but never had much success.

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  9. I have one and started using it at the beginning of my sewing life but it got very wet when I used steam and found it easier to use a cut piece of manila folder. Now I just eyeball with an occasional use of my wonderful Nancy's Notions sliding gauge. Haven't used the Dritz Ezy Hem for a long time.

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  10. I have two and use the straight edge all the time

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  11. I've never seen it before!

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  12. I have one and I use it all the time. It's one of my favorite sewing tools.

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  13. What Carolyn and BeaJay said.

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  14. I have it. Used it when I purchased years ago. Now, I'm not even sure where it is.

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  15. I have it and don't use it. It gets too hot when I iron and it burns my fingers. I use oaktag templates which I like a lot. I use those for hems all the time, including just today.

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    1. On second thought, I do use it. It is in my "pastry" drawer in the kitchen and I use it as a "bench scraper" to clean up dough and flour. ;)

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  16. I have it and have never used it...LOL!

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  17. I have it too but don't particularly like it.

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  18. I have it but only used it a couple of times

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  19. Yes. Virginia has one in her stash. I never use it. I use the other type of hem gauge that looks like a little ruler. I use it for EVERYTHING!

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  20. I have one and have'nt used it in quite a while. I use it mostly when hemming pants and skirts. Admittedly it was lost in my sewing room and I found it recently, so i'll start using it again.

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  21. I Was Wondering Where TO GeT This One! Was At The Sewing Expo In Puyallup,.Wa, And In The Couture Finishing Class, The SpeakeR Said It's One Of Her Must.Haves... ;)

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  22. Have one. Not sure where. Scorched my fingers on it. Good idea but....I use manilla folder strips now, too... ;-)

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  23. I have one and use it ALL the time

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  24. I used one for the first time last weekend at my ASG community service sew. My job was to press under a 1 1/2" casing. It was a life saver. Now I want one!

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  25. Never seen it ~ but wonder from all the comments if it should earn it's place in my sewing artillery ... J

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  26. I don't own one and I don't feel the need for one. My sewing gauge has done well for me all my sewing life.

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  27. No I don't have one, either. I use my sewing gauge, I would be lost without it.

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  28. I don't have it! It's a wonder cause I have so much stuff ! I realize thts as I'm sorting through that stuff and trying to throw out useless items as my new sewing room is slowly coming to life downstairs!

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  29. I've never seen one of those but then I haven't known to go looking for one till now lol!
    Helen

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  30. I own it and I don't think I ever used it! Yet, I can't bring myself to get rid of it when I purge.

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  31. I don´t even know what is that or what is it for! ;D

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  32. I have and used to use it quite often. Now, I never use it!

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  33. Hi Ms. Faye. Hand down...don't own one. Just use my seam gague. How often do you use yours?

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  34. I think it would be more useful with a handle that didn't get hot. The idea of it is wonderful but I think the old fashioned way of using a basting stitch to mark your hem probably takes just as long without getting burned.

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  35. I am late as usual, but I have one and have had it for 42 years since I became a certified seamstress. I rarely use it but can't let it go. lol

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  36. yup I have one but like you had it creates a lot of moisture and gets very hot.

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  37. I don't own one, but it's on my notions to get list.

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  39. Hand raised! I have this and do use it for hemming all the time. I keep it by my ironing board, so it's handy. It does get hot, but luckily only the part that the iron is on, so you just have to be very careful to only iron the very edge of it, that is under the fabric hem.

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  41. Anonymous3/28/2014

    Hi Ms. Faye
    You made me smile. I have one in my sewing room here in CA. Just remember reading your blog in Hawaii.
    Aloha from Josie

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