Jul 10, 2014

The big LoRan

Got my 12 x 18 LoRan magnetic board from Walmart online and thought I would show you.  I was going to have it cut in half, but changed my mind. 
 
 
 
This is great for viewing two pages of chart at once,
 
 or an open leaflet,
or having a side free for notes (some people change colors and don't follow instructions), a copy of the color symbols, or magnetic clips to hold floss, scissors, whatever.  I put a magnet inside a little denim pouch to hold glasses,  Lift 'n Snip, or other accessories. I don't care for the strip magnets and get packets of stronger ones in various shapes from hardware stores and love the big clips. I'm very pleased with the Magma and this LoRan for being more organized and having everything in view with quick access. It sure beats sitting on them or looking through sofa cushions.  Here's the only thing I don't like about it. 
This large board has a lip and it will fit in the LoRan stand, but a slight move and it's out.  It needs to be more secure if I will be taking items off of it.  Cutting that lip off would work, or bending it up so it fits in the stand's groove.

Or I can use my MIL's old cookbook stand.  Perfect.
 
That's it.  Another review of something you already knew about and either have or don't want.  I'm a wealth of unwanted information.
 
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14 comments:

Robin said...

Great review, Marly! I never thought to use the right (or left) side for my accessories. I think your cookbook holder would be a bit steadier to hold it than the smaller chart holder.

Enjoy your day!

Robin in Virginia

Margaret said...

On the contrary. Very useful!

The Inspired Stitcher said...

How about turning it upside down since you aren't using the lip anyway? It looks like the "top" part doesn't have the lip. It's just a thought. Yeah, I tend to look at things oddly sometimes. Sometimes on purpose but mostly because that's just how I roll. LOL!

Maggee said...

I really like that cookbook holder. I used to have a 'newer' one somewhere... wonder where it is now? I have an 8 X 11 magnetic board still in the package...I have adapted to just looking at the chart on the arm of my chair or my lap. True--I have to pick it up to count, but I have no way to use a board either! We do what we can... Hugs!

Cricket-bug Corner said...

I lay mine on my legs so I hotglued flannel with thin batting to the back {gets cold}

Jeanne said...

Glad the new board is mostly working for you. I agree, those flexible magnet strips that come with the Loran magnetic boards are lousy - they have no strength at all! I buy cute magnets here and there that I use instead. I love the magnets from the Brighton stores (pricey but strong so I treat myself once in awhile.......)

Lida said...

That is a nice big one! Enjoy!

cucki said...

yup very useful..
big hugs x

Carol said...

Gosh, Marly, you look so very organized!! I need to find my old stand... For years, I've just been stitching with the chart on the arm of my stitching chair! Or, I think I have a cookbook holder somewhere, too--great idea!

dixiesamplar said...

Wow, Marly!! I am loving the new LoRan pattern holder...might need to order my own, LOL!

Barb said...

That Lo Ran pattern holder is great. My chart keeps falling off the arm of my chair!

Rita said...

That looks like a helpful tool. I'll have to look for one.

Rita said...

lol! OK...they probably owe you some $$ for showing this. I just ordered one. I can see it really being handy for lining up 2 pages when you're stitching at the "edges". Hmmm...I wonder if the lip would be big enough for an ipad.

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

I've used one, on occassion but mine always ends up getting tipped over which in turn ends up spilling my tea (which doesn't always have a lid) and then there's just this big gigantic mess. It's all me, I know. Glad you found a solution that works for you!

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