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Thread: Wooden seam roller?

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    Senior Member KellyPA's Avatar
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    Wooden seam roller?

    Do you have one? Do you like it? Is it as good as an iron for small seams?

    Thanks!
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    Kelly

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    I use half of a wooden spring clothespin. Works great for small seams and is cheap as can be!

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    I have used a mini-wooden pastry roller and it works.
    Also have use the plastic scraper thingy that you get with Pampered Chef stoneware.

    However, finger pressing to me is underrated ... I prefer to do REAL pressing!
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    I use my mini roller for wallpaper seams. Works very well.

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    Cold pressing doesn't work for me. But I found that if I want to open a seam a tracing wheel works pretty good to part the ways.
    Got fabric?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewmary View Post
    I use half of a wooden spring clothespin. Works great for small seams and is cheap as can be!
    That's what I use. Makes my hand hurt if I use it too much, but it WAS dirt cheap!
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    I have a little wooden seam presser, I think I got it on Eleanore Burns web site. Its great for paper piecing.

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    A WALLPAPER roller for seams does the same thing.
    Linda

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    I have a little wooden seam presser works really well. Have not tried a wallpaper roller but I am going to give it a try as well!!!!

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    I find it works well, I don't have room for an iron near my machine so it saves me walking back and forth as often
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    Must admit on small seam I tend to use my thumb nail. After some projects it has a centre dip where I have worn it down. It is very cheap. Ps my nails are very strong these days
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    DH made me 2 out of oak followed from a picture in book. They work well for small seams. He slanted the ends so that they lay flat on the seam. One is wider than the other,
    Earleen The best helping hand is at the end of your arm.

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    Along with all of these suggestions, try pressing on a pressing ham and it'll help your seams open up better. It also helps that if you use heat you can use the roller or clapboard right after you apply the heat and it locks the seams open more; or closed if that's what you want.
    Judy

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