Still working on that tie-dye top. It's almost finished except for the ties. The first four ties I serged but the serging didn't look too nice. Chalk it up to a user that doesn't maintain her serger well. Ever since I started working on fitting (about three years ago), the serger has been neglected somewhat. I'm certainly not going to think about ripping out a serged seam when tweaking fit on my projects. So, yeah, it does need a tuneup and a new knife.
Which leads me to my current problem. I cut four more ties. Skinny little things too. I hate turning ties. It's not even a tube so I can't use my Dritz-Prym tube turner. Getting frustrated at this point and might cut off the end of my tie just so I can use the tube turner. I can fringe the end or something. I've tried this tube turner before, probably didn't have enough patience for it and swore at the darn thing several times. I've hinted about getting a FAST TURN TUBE TURNER many times as a Christmas present. (Yeah, that's a big hint for the family VIP's that read my blog ;) !) It's one of those little devices that would save my sanity.
So, how do YOU turn your tubes/ties. This is my most hated chore in sewing. I often avoid it like the plague by serging but it's not working this time. Your methods/suggestions are most welcome.