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Thread: Finger Press or Roller

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    :P Hi all, I know that it is good to get up every once in a while when you are sewing. Because I iron my seams as I go it gets to be like I am up down, up , down. I do know that some people finger press seams, that doesn't work well for me. In a tutorial I once saw (don't remember where) the person giving the instructions used a roller to press down the seams. This looked like it would work well for me. I have checked out a lot of sites and I can't find anything like the roller she had. The roller looked a lot like a very very small paint roller. Only of course it was made of harder material. I will still get up and do the regular ironing but I would like this for use until I have two or three seams that need pressing. Does anyone know what this is called and where I could find it to purchase? You all are always so helpful that I know someone out there knows what I am talking about. Look forward to seeing your replies. Thanks BrendaK

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    I use a small wallpaper roller. This isn't the exact one but it will give you the idea:

    http://www.acehardware.com/product/i...ductId=3747774

    Hope that helps :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Qbee
    I use a small wallpaper roller. This isn't the exact one but it will give you the idea:

    http://www.acehardware.com/product/i...ductId=3747774

    Hope that helps :D
    :thumbup: Thanks Qbee that looks like it. Knew that someone would know. How hard do you press? Is it worth it? Does it save you much time? BrendaK

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    I don't press that hard really. It's certainly easy to use. I use it for paper piecing because if I finger press, it tends to sort of pull at the fabric so I just roll over it and it works great :D
    Go to Walmart....they are like a dollar......it's worth a dollar to just try it. Good luck!! :D
    The other option some people use is to have a mini ironing board a "mini" iron by them.

    Quote Originally Posted by BrendaK
    Quote Originally Posted by Qbee
    I use a small wallpaper roller. This isn't the exact one but it will give you the idea:

    http://www.acehardware.com/product/i...ductId=3747774

    Hope that helps :D
    :thumbup: Thanks Qbee that looks like it. Knew that someone would know. How hard do you press? Is it worth it? Does it save you much time? BrendaK

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrendaK
    :P Hi all, I know that it is good to get up every once in a while when you are sewing. Because I iron my seams as I go it gets to be like I am up down, up , down. I do know that some people finger press seams, that doesn't work well for me. In a tutorial I once saw (don't remember where) the person giving the instructions used a roller to press down the seams. This looked like it would work well for me. I have checked out a lot of sites and I can't find anything like the roller she had. The roller looked a lot like a very very small paint roller. Only of course it was made of harder material. I will still get up and do the regular ironing but I would like this for use until I have two or three seams that need pressing. Does anyone know what this is called and where I could find it to purchase? You all are always so helpful that I know someone out there knows what I am talking about. Look forward to seeing your replies. Thanks BrendaK
    They are called "brayers". I used to use one in decoupage, it was made of a hard rubber. Try looking in the art supply section of your local craft store or in the decoupage section. I think I have also seen wooden ones.

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    I use a small plastic thing that looks like a mini ice scraper to finger press, it is smooth and dosnt pull the fabric out of shape. best of all its free where they sell lottery tickets

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    I keep my clover mini iron beside me for pressing seams while sewing, especially when paper piecing. Maybe this might work for you?

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    I also saw on another tut. a palm held iron, does anyone know about that? Thanks

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    I use the wallpaper roller. Mine is wooden. They work very well.

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    I took the spring out of a wooden clothespin and the two wooden sections make awesome 'pressing thingys' and they cost only pennies!

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