Guess what?? Automotive stores are for quilters too.
This weeks edition of TTT is an easy one...nothing to sew. All you need to do is go out and buy one or, as usual, steal it from your hubby. For me, I gave it to my husband Scott for all those times when the box says "some assembly required" and there are about 1000 little screws rolling everywhere. Unfortunately for him, he never saw it again after that first day.
This is a magnetic parts tray or dish. It has a super magnet on the base so it can stick to the car or near the engine when it's being worked on. It will hold small screws and parts so they don't get lost.
Well ladies, when was the last time you worked on a car...I don't ever remember seeing a tutorial on how to change the oil on any of our blogs. So check out these pictures below for some quilting/sewing ideas.
Isn't she a shining beauty?
Plenty big enough for all our goodies!
Now this is a hunka magnet...no not Sharon's Hunka...just one big strong magnet
It will hold all your straight pins or not so straight pins. Get a look at that pin to the left of the word Magnetic. I think I ran over that poor thing going 90 miles an hour...it shaped like a "V". Maybe I can find some tool out there that will straighten my pins for another TTT. Am I the only one out there who runs over pins? I am much better though. I think my Bernie needed CPR after I hit that one!!! (click on picture to enlarge to see it better)
It will also hold all those bobbins that don't have a spool of thread to match anymore:( Poor things. I keep these by my machine. When I'm working on a scrap quilt, I use these half empty ones first. Saves me from having to wind a new bobbin all the time.
This will also hold the little bent safety pins for basting. These come bent...I didn't run them over.
You could have one tray for each kind of pin. There will never be the fear that the pin box will spill over everywhere.
I also keep this holder on my ironing board. I had mentioned before, I sometimes use my board for a work surface (it's the perfect height). Well, because the magnet is on the bottom, it sticks to the ironing board and won't fall off.
Next weeks edition is from the auto department too, but it involves sewing. I will hopefully get the sample done on Wednesday (in between packing for Disney). I hope it comes out ok...it's all in my head, just need to get it into fabric. I need to get it done before we leave, because I want to use it myself in the car on that very long, long drive to Florida.
Ahh...I have piqued your interest for the next TTT...sewing with something from a car store. Hmmm.
Have a great Tuesday!
ps. don't forget to send me your ideas for this magnetic tray and I'll share them on "Friends on Friday". Not sure when I'll get that Friday post up, because we'll be in the car on Friday for 10 hours. Maybe for this week I'll call "Friends When I get Wi Fi".