Tips and Tools Tuesday – An Unusual Pressing Tool

For our son’s eighth birthday, (more than twenty years ago), we gave him his first pocket knife.     It was dinky. Only 2 1/2″ long. But, he wanted to learn to whittle. He also, loved to fish. And a boy needs a pocket knife for fishing.             The first Read More

Tips and Tools Tuesday – Plan Your Pressing

I don’t know about you, but when I start a sewing project, I kind of get into a zone. I find my “groove”, so to speak. I plan the sewing and the pressing, especially when making several of the same blocks. Or, at least, several of the same type of units that make up the blocks. Read More

Tips and Tools Tuesday – Clappers

Clapping Makes Your Seams Lay Flat  (That sounds similar to a popular song title.) What is a “Clapper”? And what does it have to do with quilting or sewing? A clapper is a tool used during pressing to make a seam lay as flat as possible. It’s usually made from hardwood and there are several Read More

Tips and Tools Tuesday – Travel Iron

Today’s tool is a travel iron.  It’s lightweight, but does a great job! I searched the internet and found several different styles, but this is the only one with a collapsible handle. (I didn’t do an exhaustive search, so there may be another one out there.) This one is a Black and Decker Travel Pro. Read More