Friday, November 15, 2013

Tool to share

Ever get a dark thread that you missed showing through your quilt?
This little tool has been great!  It's a microscopic crochet hook
Compared with the size of a mechanical pencil lead:

Poke it through your fabric and grab that stray thread with the hook.  It will not make a noticeable hole because it is so tiny 
It takes a wee bit of 'fishing' the thread bit it works well!

It's called the soft touch thread pick.  The one I got is by clover. Picked it up at Michael's in the crochet aisle. But I'm sure a quilt shop would have this too.


  1. Thanks for sharing this, I have never heard of it before but it could be so helpful!

  2. Whoa-- that's Big, as Oprah would say. Thanks!!!!!!

  3. I definitely could have put this to use before, and I will be looking for one for the future! Thanks for the tip!

  4. Timely! Thanks. I just quilted a mostly white quilt and there were some random threads that are showing. Thanks for sharing this.

  5. I have a set of the teensiest crochet hooks and they are smaller even than this little gem you show They came in a case with one handle and ten little bitty hooks that screw into the handle one at a time. I love this method of using them; thanks so much for showing a new way.

  6. This is also great for repairing runs and pulls in your favorite sweater. Use it to weave the ends in or to pull them to the inside.


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