Pressing seams ! Tailors Clappers

May 27, 2021 4 Comments

Scrappy Stars Quilt | Sharon Keightley Quilts

My scrappy stars quilt is coming along, I seem to be in the grove, so focused on this quilt its getting me out of bed early so I can have some quiet time to just sew.

Scrappy Baskets Quilt | Sharon Keightley Quilts

I now have a stack of star blocks, but these are only the centers so lots more sewing fun ahead.

Scrappy Baskets Quilt | Sharon Keightley Quilts

My lovely husband made some tailors clappers for me to use, I especially love the way he made a large one so it would cover a whole block. My husband cut and milled the trees from our property, they are very special to me. 

Scrappy Stars Quilt | Sharon Keightley Quilts
Scrappy Stars Quilt | Sharon Keightley Quilts

Here is my ironing set up, I love love love my new industrial iron too.....

I love how the clappers, and a spritz of water make my seams lay so flat.

Scrappy Stars Quilt | Sharon Keightley Quilts
Scrappy Stars Quilt | Sharon Keightley Quilts
Scrappy Stars Quilt | Sharon Keightley Quilts

A little peak at my design wall, with the beginnings of the Scrappy stars quilt.

Scrappy Stars Quilt | Sharon Keightley Quilts

I am on a roll now.... and loving the process.

Scrappy Stars Quilt | Sharon Keightley Quilts

Benny is worn out by it all.

Happy Stitching

Sharon

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4 Responses

Kathy Rademacher
Kathy Rademacher

June 01, 2021

Sharon, really enjoyed seeing the step by step process of how you organized the scraps into a quilt.

Betty Clark
Betty Clark

June 01, 2021

I love the Scrappy Stars quilt and I can’t wait for the pattern! I like all of your patterns.

Marla
Marla

June 01, 2021

Do you always press all your seams open?

Alison
Alison

May 29, 2021

I am intrigued by the clappers. I guess you leave them on the seam until it cools down. Great idea, especially when you have lots of seams. Thanks for sharing.

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