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juliasb 12-07-2021 12:05 PM

Has or does anyone here use a Clapper? I would love to know what your experience is with it and is it worth it to purchase one?

Onebyone 12-07-2021 12:19 PM

I've used one since high school home ec class. It works.

Stitchnripper 12-07-2021 03:02 PM

We have just had a discussion on the clapper. Maybe use the search function? I use one

RedGarnet222 12-07-2021 03:05 PM

Yes, I use one when I have lots of points coming together in the center of a block. It works really well to hold the heat in and press it down. I also sew garments, so I had one on hand. There are some good deals on amazon though. A set of different sizes and shapes for a nominal amount of money. Buy the ones with the heavy wood like oak or something. They have a smoother surface.

osewme 12-07-2021 04:11 PM

Here's a lengthy tread on one that might help you decide. I don't have one but I wish I did.


Fizzle 12-09-2021 06:14 AM

I recently got one and am trying to remember to use it! Seems most like it as it really flattens out that seam!

sak658 12-09-2021 08:01 AM

Amazon has any size you might want..

ElaineCovid 12-09-2021 08:10 PM

I use a small hammer, and cover the bulky area with a scrap of batting. One or two taps with the hammer and it's flattened... I actually found a package of two small hammers at Princess Auto (like Harbour Freight) and they were very reasonable - guess what my friend is getting added to her Christmas package lol!

Terry in the ADK 12-11-2021 04:59 PM

Since This is on the chitchat section I read the introduction titled clapper and thought it was going to be about the clap on clap off gadget that people were supposed to be able to use to turn on and off various things such as their Christmas tree lights. I was reminded of the time I got one and tried to use it. No matter how much or fast I clapped, nothing happened.Our kids thought it was hysterical and my husband just thought I was kind of stupid. So I was about to give up when the doorbell rang and so the dog started barking. Yup the barking caused the lights to go off. Then when he barked again on the lights came! After that we just got the dog to bark whenever we wanted to turn the lights on or off. Merry Christmas everybody!

Phyllis nm 12-12-2021 04:58 PM

You can made one out of a hard wood and sand it smooth.

SusieQOH 12-15-2021 07:11 AM

I ordered one from Amazon. They had so many it was hard to choose. But I think I found one I'll like.

misseva 12-15-2021 10:50 AM

I rescued a piece of wood from my sin-in-law's scrap pile. Works fine for me.

Chasing Hawk 12-15-2021 03:44 PM

I had to Goggle this.....first time I just put in "Clapper" and some bald guy showed up...lol no comment.....lol but we all know who it was.

Second time I added "Clapper for sewing" and the correct tool came up. I may have to get me one, looks very handy.

juliasb 12-16-2021 06:04 AM

Thank you for all the information. Looks like I will be getting a clapper.

DrosieD 12-16-2021 01:57 PM

I've not used one with quilting but will be starting after my rotator cuff repair heals. Don't waste your money buying one, just sand a piece of 2x4" and use it. I use one all the time with garment sewing and it's faabulous

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