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Clairezbo_ | Posted in The Archives on

Has anyone heard of a tool called a Fast Turn. It is a kind of tube turner. I quess they come in different sizes but I dont know where to get one. My material store doesnt have them. they make a beautiful tube and much easier then using the old chop stick!I would be interested to know if any one has tried one.


  1. judi | | #1

    A Great Notion carries fasturns - their website is http://www.agreatnotion.com. They're a Canadian firm and I've had just super service from them. They also have a catalogue. I think I've also seen fasturns at Nancy's site.

    1. Betty_Kershner | | #2

      *Nancy's Notions and Clotilda both carry the fast turner. I bought one and love it. Iv'e tried lots of turners and this is the best, and it comes in several sizes.

      1. Ginna | | #3

        *Betty - How do you use the tubes you make? I won a set at a Martha Pullen Market this summer and am not sure what to do with it. TIA

        1. Sarah_Kayla | | #4

          *I purchased a FastTurn several years ago. They are great for making spaghetti straps, tubes to use for loop button holes or as a nifty embellishment. I have found them to be medium-useful. Often i have found that a saftey pin works better to turn a tubewhen it is linger than 36 inches. A year or more can go by without my using it. There is also a sewing machine foot that they sell to go along with it that i found to be a complete waste of money. It is helpful but not essenti

          1. Betty_Kershner | | #5

            *I admit I don't use it all the time but when I need a tube I do get it out. I've thought of getting the tiny ones so I could make knotted buttons.

          2. judi | | #6

            *what is a knotted button?

          3. Betty_Kershner | | #7

            *Like the buttons for frogs. I like them sometimes for a change.

          4. Clairezbo_ | | #8

            *Thanks girls for all the help with the tube turner. I had no idea they were so popular, or so expensive. I think for the few times I would use it I will stick with the old chopstick. Did look into that catalog from Canada. That does sound interesting. thanks again

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