Yesterday, I talked about pins that are so effective for quilting, sewing and longarming. Today, I’ll talk about the new UNIQUE longarm reverse action tweezers. Tweezers are helpful for quilters’, sewists’, embroiderers’, longarmers’ and makers’ of all types because we’re always working with fine details to perfect our art.
Unique longarm reverse-action tweezers, I have found to be especially excellent because they reduce the amount of hand fatigue when removing threads from quilts. As I squeeze the handles, the tweezers open up, when I release the handles, the tweezers close.
When the reverse tweezers are closed, they grab thread or tiny objects without any effort at all and hang on tight. I’m particular about the stitch quality, especially for custom quilts when working for customers. I seam rip and remove threads often. Having a tool that is ergonomically helpful and easier to manipulate is really fantastic.
These tweezers come with a rubber cap to protect the tips. I keep these on at all times when not in use just in case little people are in my studio and to protect those points. Safety first!
These reverse action tweezers are also essential for holding my machine needles when changing a needle and/or rethreading my machine. This is important because I change my needles and threads often on my longarm as I work away for hours with customer quilts and have frequent thread color changes.
These tweezers are strong and precise without causing hand fatigue and once squeezed open on the needle they stay tight and in place.
I have found these tweezers so practical when working on my domestic machine as well. I keep a pair in both my domestic sewing and longarm quilting areas.
For example: when working with paper piecing these precise pointed tweezers are extremely useful for pulling away the tiny paper bits for paper piecing, getting at the threads in seams, satin stitching, seam ripping, picking up tiny beads, sequins, embellishments, serger threading and so much more.
I would call these UNIQUE longarm reverse-action tweezers one of the most frequently used tools in my studio and I’m sure it will be the same for you once you try them. To locate these tweezers, ask your local quilt shop or sewing store owner if they have these tweezers in their inventory.
Join me tomorrow, I’ll talk about thread nets and why they are very helpful for longarm quilters.
This is part 2 of 5 in this series.
Go to part 3: How using thread cone nets improves quilting stitches
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