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Thread: Pressing workshop

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    I learned something new!!

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    I've seen the clapper on tv and in the fabric shops. Like a round padded wooden block.

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    The clapper isn't padded, the wood needs to absorb the heat.
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    I came across this site, they have all kinds of pressing tools like the clapper and the silicone iron rest and the teflon applique sheet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RGAY View Post
    Here is a site with a picture of a clapper on Amazon. I have a big one and a smaller one. An appliqué instructor also said a small block of wood that is clean and well sanded works just as well, except you don't have the handy handle for applying pressure. They really do work - they absorb the heat from the fabric. It's like magic!

    http://www.amazon.com/Golden-Hand-In...essing+clapper
    That's the same one I've had since college. I took one sewing course (requirement for Home Ec Education/Foods) where we were taught to use the clapper to set the creases in pants during construction. It does make a wonderfully sharp crease.

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    Would love to hear more details about the class. Was your class done by a representative of a company? This could be a nice program at our guild.
    Sew Cindy

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    I use a clapper when I am making spiral type blocks. I really makes a big difference. I have all of the hams and sleeve pressing tools. It is really something once you have you can't sew garments without.
    RedGarnet222

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    Clapper on amazon, 41 dollars, nancys notions 16.95. There is a difference in shape.

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    That one sold on Amazon by that dealer is way over priced. They are sold at other online shops for much less. Look at this one:

    http://maryjos.com/notions/notions-p...er-clapper-771
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