By making 2 marks on the side of your thumb, and moving your thumb along as you work, you have a built in gauge for exact stitch length, without marking up your fabric. Genius, right? PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS NOT MY THUMB NOR MY IDEA. This anonymous thumb is perhaps the most intelligent thumb in all of history.
DIY magnetic pin dish ~~It needs to have a bit of a lip around the edge so that pins can't be bumped off the dish and have a little ridge on the bottom so that it would still sit flat after magnets are glued on. She used two neodymium magnets purchased at a craft store.