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Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Thrift Shop Find


This is a set of tube turners. Apparently they can be used to turn tubes of fabric. They could come in handy for making purse handles or flower stems for appliques (not that I ever applique, but I can never resist a gadget). Judging from the instruction book I think this set has been sitting around in someone's sewing room for quite awhile.

5 comments:

Vicki W said...

I have had a set of those for at least 20 years. I don't use them often but when I need them, there's no substitute! They work like a charm!

paula, the quilter said...

I, too, have a set and like Vicki says, nothing else will work when you need to turn a tube.

knitnoid said...

I've had my set for a while. I talked my sister into taking my mom's set, because sometimes it's the only thing which will work. -- Great find.

Clare said...

I love finds like that. Like you, I find it incredibly hard to resist.

Meggie said...

Ooh, I love to find 'gadgets'. Have fun with them.