Tips and Tools Tuesday – Desk Lamp

I have found the most awesome desk lamp ever! (In my humble opinion, that is.)

I’m getting older, so I need more light when doing, well, pretty much everything. But especially when sewing with dark fabrics and threads.

I bought this light at a local home improvement store for about $20.  I’d planned to use it when I do hand-work while watching TV.  A regular table lamp’s light bulb can throw off a lot of heat! Especially a 250 watt bulb!

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This smaller, LED lamp clips onto the end table by our couch. I can twist it to shine directly on my work and not on me. YAY!

I also clip it to my sewing table for extra light shining right on the needle and presser foot. (I don’t have a photo of it clipped to my sewing table, because the table and sewing machine are engulfed in my latest project and I didn’t feel like moving it.) (Just being honest.)

The clip base is wide and flat so that it can stand alone on the desk or work surface for closer lighting needs.

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It usually stays clipped to the shelf above my computer/ planning desk, to add some extra light while I draw the illustrations for my patterns.

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I’ve also used it in my make-shift light-box. It lays virtually flat and I can slide it easily around as needed for tracing.

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Do you like my temporary light-box? I bought all of the wood and supplies to make one, but just haven’t had the time. So, I just set 6 cans of dog food on the table and lay a piece of 1/4″ plexiglass on top.

Ta Dah!  Instant light-box.

It works great!

As always, I hope this tool makes your quilting easier!

Diane

 

 

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