purple cutting gizmo

Hey Everyone, welcome back to Cool Tool Thursday on Tuesday. I’ll make up Technique Tuesday on Thursday.

This past weekend I was at Quilting By the Lake, a retreat put on by Wanda and Sue of Sew Squared and sponsored by Thimbles and Things of Orillia. The retreat was held at The Fern Resort on Lake Couchiching. A wonderful setting for a retreat with a fantastic room to sew in. Did I mention that the food was also fantastic especially the cinnamon buns.

I was doing a whole bunch of chain sewing Saturday morning and into the afternoon. Sue from Thimbles & Things arrived in the afternoon and saw me clipping apart all of the pieces I had chained pieced together. She quickly said stop and ran to the market table to retrieve this little Cutting Gizmo from The Gypsy Quilter.

I had seen them before but not paid any attention to them as I thought “right, just another gimmick”. Well, I tried it and boy it was much easier and faster than using scissors to clip the pieces apart.  So I was sold and bought one and then proceeded to play with my new toy the rest of the weekend.

It has a razor blade at the top and all you have to do is press the thread down on it and it cuts the pieces apart.

Cutting pieces apart

Thread placed on razor blade

thread is cut between pieces

Pieces cut apart

The best part about the gizmo is that it is purple – okay so maybe not the best part but certainly a bonus. It matches a few of my other tools like my itty bitty garbage can, sit upon and purple thang.

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