Favorite Tools #1 – Seam Roller

Wooden Seam RollerI’m going to start a new series each week exploring some of my favorite tools, tips, and techniques for quilting.

As I’ve been sewing a lot more recently, I’ve realized it’s a much more enjoyable experience when I have the right tools.

I pressed all of the seams open in the latest quilting project I’m working on, my Bungle Jungle modern quilt.

Wooden Tool SetIt was “sew” much easier to press the seams open with an iron when I had first “finger-pressed” them with a wooden seam roller.

I got this fantastic tool at a quilt show I attended a few years ago.

The sad thing is that I asked the vendor if I could get them wholesale to carry in my shop and he said no, he just made them himself and sold them individually at shows. 😦

The next year I went back to the same show and bought a 3 piece set for myself which included a matching seam ripper, seam roller and sewing stiletto.

So if you are ever out and about and run into one of these gadgets, pick it up in a hurry! And if anyone out there has a source for these, please let me know!

7 thoughts on “Favorite Tools #1 – Seam Roller

  1. Betty Smith says:

    My first time on with you and I love the tips I’ve made many quilts and love learning new things. Im ready to get back to quilting with all of these ides. Thanks Betty

  2. katherine Anderson says:

    Do you remember who the company is that makes the stand? I have one, but three sets of tools. I would like another 2 stands.

  3. Carol says:

    I bought those same type ones from a vendor at a show in St. George, Utah (not the holder, though–I’d love that!) The roller is my favorite tool.

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