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Thread: MIL's tools (need Help)

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    Super Member Vicki W's Avatar
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    I need help identifying what some of these are used for. This is a portion of the things that I now own.

    Your help is much appreciated

    This piece is wood and is marked June Taylor
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    someone said this might be used for ironing. But How?
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    What is this?
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    I know what this one is..I am looking forward to using it
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    This one says it is a starmaker 5"
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    another picture of the wooden thingie
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    Third picture-item looks a pressing ham. Used in dress making. Pressing a seam over the ham gives shape. EX: pressing a sleeve when it is set into shoulder.

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    Don't know about the first. The second looks like it may be to make scalloped borders. The third is a tailor's ham used for pressing armholes, shoulders, etc.

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    Well the tailor ham was an easy, you can scroll down a little to see it on this site. http://www.sews.com/notions/pressing/pressing.html I use mine for ironing clothes, not for quilting, but maybe someone else can suggest a good use for it in quilting.

    Edited to add....there's alot of faster typers here :-D

    And check out Kayewoods site for all the info you'll need on her rulers.

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    The ironing tool is called a "ham". It is for ironing curves when darning or repairing something.

    I would love to purchase the dahlia pattern. Is it for sale?

    The scallop template is for making scallops on the edge of the quilt.

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    I can't really see the first one, it's all blurry. The second one is used as a templet to make a scalloped edge on a quilt. The third one is used for ironing if you need to put it into and item that you can't iron otherwise. I have on idea what the last one is.

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    Are those round white hoops somehting that you wear on your head. Maybe to magnify work. Hard to tell much from the pictures. Good luck. Info and demo on the Starmaker is on KayWoodTV.com now.

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    Someone told me recently that a ham is sometimes useful when pressing open long seams that are closely spaced on a quilt. The row you want to press open sits on top of the ham and the rows to either side fall away on the downward slopes of the ham so that you don't wind up pressing the other rows closed as you open one. She said there is also a smaller version of the ham that is specifically for that purpose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewgull
    Third picture-item looks a pressing ham. Used in dress making. Pressing a seam over the ham gives shape. EX: pressing a sleeve when it is set into shoulder.
    Yep!! It's a pressing ham! :thumbup:

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    The last pic..June Taylor wooden thingy. Can't see top but I have something similar ..suppose to have dowel going across..holds spool of thread. On top will be place for scissors, etc

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