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From: sewingnonie
Date: 04-09-2005, 04:23 PM (1 of 10)
I didn't know where to post this,so maybe its ok here. I am making gift bags for the winners of our sewing contest and need to know,what are the type of things you would like to have in a gift bag?

User: sewingnonie
Member since: 09-23-2004
Total posts: 175
From: esrun3
Date: 04-10-2005, 12:19 AM (2 of 10)
How about sewing machine needles, decorative thread, chalk markers, snacks, fq's, stabilizer? Just a few suggestions, not sure what you are looking for exactly but I'm always happy to received items like this.
User: esrun3
Member since: 12-02-2004
Total posts: 2345
From: sewingnonie
Date: 04-10-2005, 12:57 AM (3 of 10)
that is exactly what I am looking for. Ok I am making a list,I think since I don't know the person,I am trying to think in terms of all who sew. I know what I would like but really need input. thank you so very much.

User: sewingnonie
Member since: 09-23-2004
Total posts: 175
From: MaryW
Date: 04-10-2005, 02:29 PM (4 of 10)
A seam ripper! :up:
owner/editor of Sew Whats New
User: MaryW
Member since: 06-23-2005
Total posts: 2542
From: plrlegal
Date: 04-10-2005, 03:11 PM (5 of 10)
A Clover Chocoliner. Can't sew or quilt without mine these days. Also a hem guage, a nice little pair of scissors for cutting threads, etc.

User: plrlegal
Member since: 05-19-2001
Total posts: 318
From: needles1
Date: 04-13-2005, 04:41 PM (6 of 10)
Seam sealant, measuring tape and maybe some cute buttons.
User: needles1
Member since: 04-13-2005
Total posts: 3
From: joni lowe
Date: 04-13-2005, 04:52 PM (7 of 10)
What is a "clover Chocoliner"?
User: joni lowe
Member since: 03-29-2005
Total posts: 75
From: msjoy333
Date: 04-13-2005, 07:06 PM (8 of 10)
If I were getting one of your sewing bags, I'd want new thread, and sewing needles - either for the regular sewing machine or the serger - I'm always breaking my needles!
User: msjoy333
Member since: 04-13-2005
Total posts: 3
From: paroper
Date: 04-13-2005, 07:10 PM (9 of 10)
fancy thimble
(wire) hook tube turner (less than $5.00)
gift card to a sewing center
small container of bag balm
small bottle of hand lotion
bees wax (for thread)
box of quality glass head pins like IBC
retractable measuring tape for the purse
needle threader
bias tape maker

(You might be able to get some promotional freebies from a local sewing center if you ask, you never know.)

Bernina 200e, Artista V5 Designer Plus, Explorations, Magic Box, Bernina 2000DE & 335 Bernette Serger, Bernina 1530 Sewing Machine, Bernina 1300 DC Overlock (with coverstitch)
User: paroper
Member since: 02-03-2004
Total posts: 3775
From: Chrysantha
Date: 04-13-2005, 09:27 PM (10 of 10)
Hand and machine needles,
Pin cushions, magnetic pin holders,
those donut shaped bobbin holders,
measuring tapes,
marking pens, chalk,
fancy buttons,
metallic thread,
seam rippers,
pretty thimbles,
canned air (to blow out the lint), lint brushes,
fray check,
fabric glue, (sticks, bottles)
small rulers ( I have a couple of metal rulers that can measure my needle distance for accurate seams..they have 1/4, 1/2 etc measurements..they're about 2" square)
packs of trims, (eyelash, beads,embroidered, flowered)
straight pins, (flat head, glass head)
User: Chrysantha
Member since: 09-06-2002
Total posts: 2414
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