I picked up some new tools at the sewing expo a few days ago.
FROM UPPER LEFT: This little ruler is 3x12 inches to have a smaller size for sub-cutting quilt pieces.
Directly to the right is a little silicone pad for laying a hot mini-iron - used when piecing.
Right of that is a seam ripper to keep with my longarm machine. There is a standard sized head and a larger one. The cap on each end is rubberized so, after cutting the stitches, a pass of the head (like erasing) will pull out the loose threads.
At the bottom is a pack of the brand new 'super nonstick needles' from Schmetz. These are for my standard sewing machine. They allow you to stitch through sticky stuff (like sticky-back velcro, etc) without gumming up the needle. The booth only had size 14 left so, if I like them, I will pick up some 12s later.
Random stuff I had on my 'buy' list ahead of time.
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