For years as a secretary I used "SortKwik" fingertip moistener when I was working with any kind of paper or filing. One day as I was quilting and trying to separate my small quilt squares I was getting more and more frustrated by the minute. It hit me "Get the SortKwik." It occurred to me that the moistener might stain the fabric but I was so frustrated that I didn't care.
After lathering up my fingers I was able to separate the quilt squares easily. Since then every time I quilt or craft the first thing I grab is my "SortKwik". I have never had it stain or smear a piece of fabric or paper. I even use it when I am making jewelry. It helps to grip the beads and the wire.
This is the brand I use but there are several others on the market.
I get mine at Walmart in these small containers.
Simply apply to your fingers and you will be able to pick up almost anything.
I like the small containers that Walmart sells. There are three per package so I can have one at my craft table, one at the computer and one in my sewing bag. I have not resorted to keeping one in my purse but there have been times I have wished I had one on hand. Maybe the next package I buy I will toss one in for good measure.
So if you are struggling with grabbing your quilt squares or paper projects reach for some SortKwik and put your frustrations to rest.
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