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Review: AccuQuilt GO! Baby Fabric Cutter

Review: AccuQuilt GO! Baby Fabric Cutter | The Zen of Making

Review: AccuQuilt GO! Baby Fabric Cutter | The Zen of Making

You could say that I reviewed the AccuQuilt GO! Baby Fabric Cutter on Craft Test Dummies, but that wouldn’t be quite accurate. I like to think of it more as a heartfelt love letter!

Review: AccuQuilt GO! Baby Fabric Cutter | The Zen of Making

Review: AccuQuilt GO! Baby Fabric Cutter | The Zen of Making

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Review: Clover Weaving Sticks

Review: Clover Weaving Sticks | The Zen of Making

Review: Clover Weaving Sticks | The Zen of Making

Fiber crafter pals: If you’ve been following along on Instagram and Twitter, wondering what in the world I was doing all of those sticks and all of that yarn, the wait is finally over. I reviewed the new Clover Weaving Sticks sets on Craft Test Dummies!

Review: Clover Weaving Sticks | The Zen of Making

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Review: Crochet One-Skein Wonders

Review: Crochet One-Skein Wonders | The Zen of Making

Review: Crochet One-Skein Wonders | The Zen of Making

I reviewed Crochet One-Skein Wonders, edited by Judith Durant and Edie Eckman, on Craft Test Dummies! Grab your yarn stash and hooks, my friends, because it’s time to start making.

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Review: Clover USA Pin ‘n Stow Sewing Pin Holder

Review: Clover USA Pin 'n Stow Sewing Pin Holder | The Zen of Making

Review: Clover USA Pin 'n Stow Sewing Pin Holder | The Zen of Making

I reviewed the Clover USA Pin ‘n Stow sewing pin holder on Craft Test Dummies!

Review: Clover USA Pin 'n Stow Sewing Pin Holder | The Zen of Making


Craft Tool Review: Clover USA Pin ‘n Stow

Since winter CHA, I’ve been working my way through the list of new products from Clover USA, and I’ve finally arrived at the simple, handy Pin ‘n Stow.

The Pin ‘n Stow is exactly what it looks like: an adjustable magnetic bracelet that’s made to hold pins while you’re sewing, quilting, or doing appliqué work.

I always like a straightforward product that does exactly what it’s supposed to do, and does it well, so I was really looking forward to giving the Pin ‘n Stow a try. Here’s what I thought:

What I loved:

1. The Pin ‘n Stow band is a slap bracelet, so it automatically adjusts to the wrist size of the wearer. (If you were a kid—or were around any kids—in the 90s, you’ll remember the slap bracelet craze. This is the same thing, except more comfy.)

2. The magnet in the pin tray causes the pins to align in a position that is perpendicular to the center groove.

3. The center groove is finger tip-sized, making it easy to pick up individual pins


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