Monday, November 14, 2016

Mystery Revealed

Update: @sarahbeth1964 is the random winner.

If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen a few teasers about an orange triangular mystery object. I challenged my followers to guess its identity to win it in my first #mysteryobjectgiveaway. Well, I wouldn't want all of you here to miss out on your chance to join in on the fun. First, I'll catch you up on the hints.
Iron Man was working on his upper body strength. I first met this fellow when he surfaced in a box of garage sale-acquired Legos in the same manner as a cereal box prize. He became my personal property when my son was all too eager to dismember him. Not only was it morbid, but I could envision a younger sibling chocking on an Iron Man hand, which would lose me the Mother of the Year Award I've been working so hard to attain. Or not. Because I'd rather sew than clean house any day. Let's just say you are far less likely to be invited over if you favor dusting over piecing.

Then, Dino got a chew toy. This guy remind me of a greeting card at Target with a short-armed tyrannosaurus that says "I love you this much." Hilarious! (To me anyway.)

Well, this doesn't actually work. Thankfully, I wasn't really making dinner anyway. Just pretending. If I were actually making dinner, you'd smell microfiber towel melting to the stovetop. Not hilarious, because it's true.
If you think I'm exaggerating about melting stuff, here's my counter-argument.
Well, enough of this nonsense. Many of the clever folks on Instagram saw right through my deception. They recognized this gadget as the handy Sunflower Quilts Original Thread Cutter. I chain piece when sewing, like to leave my chain intact when pressing. Afterwards, I need to cut everything apart, and this is so much faster than scissors (and has no chance of slicing into my ironing board cover). It's short enough that it doesn't tip over, and you don't risk cutting yourself, as the blade isn't exposed.
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To have your chance at winning this fantastic tool, either comment on my Instagram feed, or comment below telling me if you had heard about this awesome notion before. I'll pick a random winner Friday.
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21 comments:

  1. I've heard of it! I'd love to give it a try! Chain piecing us awesome.

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  2. Never heard of this before but love the modeling shots you took. Lol.

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  3. I knew what it was! I've got a different brand but I love it too.

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  4. A friend has a homemade version of this, but I'd love to have my own orange one. Great color.

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  5. Awesome time saver! I had no idea what it was...:)

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  6. I have never heard of this handy gadget, but a thread cutter sounds like something good I need. I love your imagination and props! Fun stuff!

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  7. I have never heard of this handy gadget, but a thread cutter sounds like something good I need. I love your imagination and props! Fun stuff!

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  8. That's such a cute gadget! I chain piece all the time and love this idea. I'm always afraid I'm going to snip my fabric when I'm snipping the thread.

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  9. I just saw this for the first time and thought it would be really useful. Would love to win one.

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  10. At first I thought it was one of those shapes that fit through a mailbox toy for toddlers... but when you explained what it was, I remember hearing about one at a guild meeting. A member had seen one at a quilt show, and was telling us that it was a cutter that made it easy to cut chain piecing HSTs apart. But she forgot to bring it to the meeting. Now I know what it looks like! Thanks!

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  11. This would be such a handy tool!! Love your creative photos!!

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  12. I didn't know about this, but it seems like a brilliant invention. The shape is perfect.

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  13. Seriously I was going to guess a knife sharpen! I have never seen anything like this before...what a great idea!

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  14. That looks like an awesome tool! I have never seen or heard about that sort of thing but it is such a great idea.

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  15. I've not seen this particular one. I was introduced to a handmade one at a quilt show many years ago when I didn't have the money or way to get it home. I love your photos and sense of humor. Bring on the dust and strings!!

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  16. I don't need the orange gizmo, but I had to write when I saw the backside of your spatula. Um, twinsies!

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  17. I've never heard of this before either!!

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  18. Nooo never heard of it!!

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  19. I have seen other thread cutter thingys, but never saw this version. I would have never guessed in a million years what that was from your pictures.

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  20. I'd never heard of this but it would be great when strip piecing. I love your lead up to it's actual usage.

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