Wednesday, December 5, 2018

I Love This Tool!

New notions come along in the quilt world all the time. At Houston this year I purchased this--and LOVE it:

What is it?:

How do you use it? Press seams open--especially helpful with these narrow strips--they are cut 1.25" so finish to .75":

Border section of Ruffled Roses:

6"blocks for Ruffled Roses:

Ironic, isn't it, that now that both Ruffled Roses and my Lifetime Quilt are almost finished, I discover this wonderful tool, making all that open-seam pressing so much easier and effective?

The solid wooden base also serves as a "clapper"--another tool often suggested for making seams nice and flat.

I have been using a different tool, made from silicone, but this one just works so well and is so easy--I love it.

Check them out here: Wooly Felted Wonders. No connection to this company, just a satisfied customer. This tool comes in 12" and 20" sizes--I have the 12" which is plenty long enough for the kind of piecing I do.

Let's quilt!



  1. That looks very convenient!!

  2. I know the wool pressing mats do a wonderful job on pressing things really flat. This is a great way to utilize that property on making tough seams stay pressed open!