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Anyone using a Clapper?

Old 10-12-2021, 12:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Quiltwoman44 View Post
why spam? a wooden clapper is a real thing. quilters use them all the time. I've yet to get one though.
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Old 10-12-2021, 01:11 PM
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I did go and check at amazon and they have them in all types of wood and configurations. I think the least expensive one was around $16.00. I made the mistake of looking at scissor sets. LOL! I bought a really nice set of four for my sister for a gift. Some people don't buy themselves nice tools to work with and they do make a big difference in the project and the way you feel while making something. This set had a nine inch sewing shears, a pair of snips, and two embroidery/paper cutting smalls. One of witch is a stork. It had all good reviews, so I am hoping it is a favored gift for her.
What do you get someone who has everything?? Something unusual, of course!

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Old 10-12-2021, 02:04 PM
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Ah! No wonder i didn't see anything odd. Good going.
Someone take pity on me and send me a clapper. i tend to buy things and then never use them so I am trying hard to be good and not buy anything more. I get by with what ever I have on hand. but sometimes things invented for one thing become miraculous on others.
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Old 10-12-2021, 04:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Quiltwoman44 View Post
why spam? a wooden clapper is a real thing. quilters use them all the time. I've yet to get one though.
Guessing there was a spam post bumping this 9 year old thread. The first post since 2012 says "spam reported", and it was likely a post just before that which they reported and was deleted.
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Old 10-13-2021, 04:45 AM
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I watch Lori Holt use one. I am wondering how well they work. I buy too many things that end up on a shelf and are never used.
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Old 10-13-2021, 06:52 AM
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Originally Posted by BellaBoo View Post
I have a one. June Taylor use to sell them but they were discontinued. A clapper has been used for decades by tailors and dressmakers. It is used with steam for the best results. No one will believe how great it does work until they use one. I haven't seen any in stores at all. Here is a picture so if you ever find one at a thrift store or yard sale you'll know what it is. This site has one listed for sale: http://www.cuttinglinedesigns.com/home.aspx
The link you provided did not work. It had a 404 error. Would love to see this clapper.
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Old 10-13-2021, 07:37 AM
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has images of the June Tailor clapper. Tailor's clappers are still made in a variety of shape and sizes as seen at https://www.amazon.com/s?k=tailors+c...s_ts-doa-p_2_5 and a video about using them in quilting at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GDKlt_M0_8c

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Old 10-13-2021, 08:08 AM
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There a lots of DIY instructions on how to make one yourself if you have a bandsaw (or jigsaw). They appear pretty easy to make. Here's instructions for a simple one.

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Old 10-13-2021, 10:02 AM
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I use my clapper for recalcitrant quilt seams, mostly when a lot come together. Sally Collins uses a ruler I think, with a weight on it until the fabric cools.
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Old 10-13-2021, 11:40 AM
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I have an extra clapper. Will send for postage to the first who replies.
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