Saturday, October 27, 2007

Pearl's Applique and Pressing Tool


I think that brain teaser in the last post was WAY to easy...you girls pretty much all understood the purpose of the tool, and more or less all got the teaser right.

Lynn, however, hit the nail on the head, and called out the maker and the exact name of the tool, so nice going Lynn!

If you haven't checked out her blog yet on Craft Sew, pls do check it out. It's a beautiful blog (one of my FAVORITES) and she just put some pix up of PIQF 2007 quilts that are just to die for.

Pearl's Applique and Pressing tool is one of my most beloved tools. I use it when I'm at the ironing pad, with starch, turning the seam allowance under fabric that will be applique shapes. It is perfect, doesn't burn, and saves you from toasting your finger tips.

On the back end of the tool, there's a flat surface that acts as a wooden iron. This is super handy when doing paper piecing.

2 comments:

Shelina said...

I've never heard of it, but it does sound good - I haven't done much applique, but I really love the look.

Lynn said...

I really am going to have to try this tool one of these days. Especially after I start doing more applique... After PIQF, I decided that my newest quilting goal is to make a Baby Jane. I don't even own the book yet, and probably shouldn't start a new project until 2008, but they are so gorgeous and I can't wait to see any progress you've made on yours!