Pressing seams ! Tailors Clappers - Sharon Keightley Quilts

Pressing seams ! Tailors Clappers

May 27, 2021 6 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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6 Responses

Nancy Thyson
Nancy Thyson

April 08, 2022

What is you iron brand/model. Is it real heavy or on the lighter side?

Leisa
Leisa

February 16, 2022

I use an aluminum drywall hawk as my block clappe! I press my blocks using a teflon pressing mat. I also have a vintage iron that is really heavy and hot. I like the teflon pressing mat because it allows the iron to glide over the block and eliminate any shine that may occur. The mat has high heat conductivity. Once pressed, I put the aluminum drywall hawk on them if needed. Generally, I don’t need to.

How lovely of your husband to make these clappers for you from wood on your property.

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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