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!

Barbara

2 comments:

  1. That looks very convenient!!

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  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!

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