ModaLissa from Moda sent out an email asking people about their favorite quilting tools. I've seen the list and there are some awesome tools on it. Most are basics, things we use every time, but lots of variety.
For me I have two I use pretty much on every project.
First is Mary Ellen's Best Press. This stiff gets EVERY wrinkle, crease and fold out of fabric. This is especially useful with Fat Eighths which has some pretty stubborn ones, even more so then fat quarters.
It also gives fabric just a little bit more structure, nothing like starch but a little extra. It also works to true size cuts, which often have a little more or less then they should.
The scent is fairly light, especially in comparison to some other sprays, like Niagara (which also works but has a bit more build up and heavier smell, and thanks to Ruth who gave me some to try!)
The second is my seam ripper. Not the little dull one that comes with a machine but the awesome Clover ergonomic one. This is sharp as a scalpel and easily cuts through a missewn seam, though if you're not careful it will also cut your fabric.
There are lots of sharp seam rippers out there, the thing I most love about this one is the fat, tapered handle. It doesn't cramp my fingers, it's easy to hold and control.
Also pretty sure it could give you enough control to stab someone, but I don't recommend trying that.
I also like this Dritz one, it helps that it also has a hard cap, which makes it safer for me to carry around.
So I know they're not very sexy but those are my two favorite tools! What about you?