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Thread: Can someone tell me what this is and what it if for?

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    Are you sure it is a quilting tool? It looks like 1/2 of an old can opener??

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    It's a tracing wheel for tracing seams and darts with tracing paper...used in sewing

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    It's for marking fabric - used with colored carbon type paper. Before the days of chalk marking.

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    It is a tracing wheel to be used with tracing paper when cutting out a pattern and transfer the markings. You usually use it when making garments. I've never had a need for it with quilting.

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    You can use this tool over graphite paper for markings on fabric from patterns - I used this when I would sew clothes -- marking darts and pleats.

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    It is used to transfer markings from tissue paper patterns to fabric. Example would be darts in blouses. You use it with tracing paper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mimi Baby Yow
    It's a tracing wheel for tracing seams and darts with tracing paper...used in sewing

    yeppers! if you have a sewing room, hang it up/display it!

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    It is a tracing wheel used for sewing and marking seams.

    Here is a similar one: http://www.joann.com/joann/catalog/p...RODID=prd10308

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    It.s a dressmaking tool! Tracing wheel used to transfer pattern markings to fabric!!

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    Now how cool is that!!

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    I think it's for cutting a minature pizza...............

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    OMG I have mind from HomeEc class in 7th grade it has a wood handle. If it is 42 years old is it antique or vintage.LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mimi Baby Yow
    It's a tracing wheel for tracing seams and darts with tracing paper...used in sewing
    Exactly! I have my grandmother's! These days I just use lightweight paper and a pencil to save my patterns, as I want to make things in different sizes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KathyAire
    I think it's for cutting a minature pizza...............
    HA! Love your answer!

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    MAAAAN! You make me feel so old!!! EVERY girl in our highschool took home ec and EVERY one of us was required to have one of those in our sewing bag!!!! .............

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    I'm glad everyone knows what that's for. i don't feel so old!!

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    Actually I used one in a sampler class we were doing a celtic design and this is how we traced the pattern onto the plain block so we could see where to but our bias (this was 5 years ago).I also used it to mark my black fabric when I did a reverse applique. So maybe it's not an antique yet! :) :)

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    Yep..a tracing wheel...I have one of those around the place here somewhere too

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    My mom used to trace ALL of the stiching lines- darts, seams, everything- on whatever she was making (she didn't sew much, obviously her method was SO time consuming!) I was pretty young, but it would make me tired watching her! I was so relieved when I learned to sew on my own that I didn't need to do that! I still tease her about it!

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    It is a tool that is used with carbon paper to tract lines on fabric with carbon paper to transfer the marks to fabric.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ssnare
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    I think it's used to put a chalk line down???

    I think and I mean I think it's a home ec thing

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    Brings back the memories! The one I had wasn't as fancy or as new as that one. Used it all the time to mark the dart lines, etc. on my sewing projects...back when dresses were very form fitting and had big skirts! (and I had a 23" waist)

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    I think I still have one of those and some very old tracing paper in my very old sewing box.

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    Thank you all. I laughed with some of the comments. I tried to cut paper with it, and that didn't work, so I tried to cut cloth with it, and that didn't work. I asked my husband, and he had no idea. ROFL. He said it was something sharp. LOL. :lol: It has a little curved metal piece on it, what is that for?

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