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Old 12-17-2020, 09:14 PM
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I have read remarks from quilters about how they love using a quilt clapper and how much it helps improve their seams. Looking for one on Amazon, there are several varieties. If you have one, can you please share the type or shape or something to help guide me. TIA.
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Old 12-18-2020, 02:40 AM
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I love the one I got from Jackson's Woodwork. They do sell them on Amazon in a 3 piece set. I've had mine for years and consider them one of my best investments.
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I think I got the One Nancy zeaman used but got it in Amazon.
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My husband made me one years ago, from heavy wood about 13 inches by 2.5 in. After about a year he put a large antique handle on top. I really like mine and use it all the time.

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I have used one forever. My grandmother used it when she sewed clothes. It works by keeping the heat and steam in the fabric after pressing leaving the fabric in memory. The wood ones are usually made from maple so the steam and heat won't crack them over time. June Tailor use to make a nice one years ago. I haven't tried any of the newer ones.
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I have never even heard of this before. It looks like this is a gadget to investigate more. It may become a new addition to my active supplies.
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I don’t have, nor have I used a clapper. However, about 6 months ago I started using a wool pressing mat, and find it makes a huge difference to the quality of my pressed seams. I ended up buying a second one, to give me a bigger pressing surface. Just a thought.
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Old 12-18-2020, 09:08 AM
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I see Kimberly Jolly from Fat Quarter Shop use one on all of her video tutorials. She feels they sure make the seams flat.
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Oh crap. Another notion to consider buying, hiding from husband, rediscovering it while tidying up. I think right now will pass. However I do have a pressing mat and just love it. Use it with my little craft iron and spray bottle. My trinity of pressing notions.
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It is just called a clapper, and used by many sewists, and is not just for quilters.
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