My Crafting Arsenal: Gadgets and Apps

Stitcher's Helper AppStitcher’s Helper, $.99
You’ll never lose track of your stitching with this calculating wonder. From yardage to actual stitches (even a shopping list), this app will keep all of your knitting, quilting and  embroidery needs in order.


Egg DyeingEgg Dyeing 101 from Martha Stewart Living, $.99
Whether for the Easter holiday or just for fun, Martha’s got your egg dyeing techniques covered. She offers some easy-to-follow techniques for getting started and some inspiration for some egg dyeing fun.


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Stephanie Todaro
Stephanie Todaro has joined the Design*Sponge team to work on special projects and oversee our weekly Biz Ladies and City Guides columns. Although born in Chicago and raised in Los Angeles, Stephanie has been lucky enough to live all over the US, including DC and New York, and continues to travel the world with hopes to one day settle down somewhere in Europe. She earned her master's degree in journalism from New York University in 2008 and now lives in LA where she works as the Director of Development for several celebrity websites and blogs about her adorable pup, Mr. Harvey. She has a slight (actually, major) obsession with all things stationery-related and likes to collect garden gnomes. To see more of Stephanie's work, check out her blog
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  • patricia virginia

    my favorite tool is a 6″bodkin with a 1/4″opening.Works fantastic for inserting elastic through long casing. I insert the elastic in the opening and fold it over about a half inch and stitch through the other side. Then I push and pull till the end. No more safety pin technique. Try this you’ll like it.

  • kb.

    It would have been nice to hear how you’ve used the tools, the way you’ve explained why you like the apps. I’m not sure I could justify buying some of the more pricey gadgets, so it would have helped to have an example of their best/most successful application.

  • Ticia

    I LOVE my Silhouette Cameo! Best purchase ever!!!