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March 15, 2007

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Melinda

I have found the easiest and most inexpensive "tie-turner" is a dull pointed knitting needle. Preferably a bamboo one that has a little bit of give in it. And with it not having a sharp tip, you don't puncture the fabric.

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Miss Sassy

Ah ha. I'm am going to try that! It took me a couple read-throughs to get it and now I understand! Thanks for the great idea and good instruction. Someone should put that on their blog and include pictures (hint, hint).

stacy

Yes, actually they do - but, I learned a neat trick recently that eliminates the need for those tube turners (and they work perfectly for spaghetti straps!). After you make your tube, fold 1/2 inch of the raw edge over. Then cut a diagonal triangle piece on the edge that you did not stitch through all the thickness. Open up the flap, now you have a hole in your tube. Place a bobby pin on the raw edge of your tube and poke both edges through the hole and pull through the tube. Quick and easy.

The only thing I've found with the tube turners is that periodically, I poke holes through my fabric. I guess I'm jamming the fabric through the tube too hard!

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