Tuesday Tools – Wooden Seam Roller Giveaway Winner

From time to time I like to blog about some of my favorite quilting tools. Several months ago as part of my favorite tools series, I first mentioned using a wooden seam roller rather than finger pressing or ironing my seams. I was frustrated at the time because I couldn’t find a wholesale source for these so that I could sell them in my store.

Wooden Seam Roller

Wooden Seam Roller

Then I took a class from Deb Karasik who turned me onto the idea of using a wooden wallpaper roller as a pressing tool for paper piecing. Eureka! Not only does it do the job, but it is wider than my original tool which makes it easier to “seam press” regular blocks, too.

In fact, I will be showing how I used the wooden seam roller in my next DIY quilt tutorial tomorrow!  So now I’m happy to say I have these tools available in my shop. And I’m even happier to say that I’ve decided to give one away to one lucky blog reader.

To enter this giveaway, leave a comment on this post telling me what quilting project you are currently working on. You can even include a link to your blog  in your comments if you want to share a picture of it!

On Friday around 5 PM Pacific Time, I will randomly select one winner from all of the comments posted. I will update this blog at that time to announce the winner (and will also contact him or her separately via email.) So good luck this week and happy pressing!


Updated – We have a winner!!!

First of all I want to share how much fun it was to read about what everyone was working on. Thank you all for your wonderful comments – I do read them all!

Congratulations to Brooke who said “I’m working on a quilt using Sweetwater’s Notworthy…Simply Woven quilt tutorial from Moda Bake Shop.”

Enjoy your seam roller and let me know how you like it. 🙂

89 thoughts on “Tuesday Tools – Wooden Seam Roller Giveaway Winner

  1. marthaeliza says:

    I just realized you have a blog! I will be subscribing through my blog aggregator.
    I am about to quilt a lap-sized top I made from a kona roll-up – a star pattern. It will be the first quilting I do on my new (to me) 1922 Singer treadle machine. And I am piecing a top from Kaffe Fassett FQs, and another from batik scraps, and another from Morris & Company charms…

  2. jeannegwin says:

    I am working on cutting a quilt for my brother-in-law in trade for a pistol that I have been wanting. Hope to be done with the quilt in a couple of weeks for him. 🙂 Thansk

  3. Brittney G. says:

    I’m working on some skill building blocks – I really like the idea of using a wooden roller with piecing rather than an iron!

  4. Vikki says:

    I am currently finishing the quilting on a quilt for my spare room, and have all the pieces ready to start my Kitchen Windows quilt. The tool looks handy! What a great idea.

  5. Patrice says:

    I am finishing a flannel baby quilt with matching sunhat, a large flower panel table runner, and “blinging” a Christmas tree panel quilt (upon which I spent a zillion hours quilting pine needles with gold metallic thread) with Swarovski crystals. We live in our RV full-time, so I have little room for a fabric stash and no room for UFOs!

  6. Carla G says:

    I’m working on a table runner for a friend. 🙂 This tool looks like a handy tool – I’ve never seen one before. 🙂

  7. Kirsten says:

    I’m breaking through quilter’s block and finally putting the binding on a quilt for my nephew. I’ve never seen a seam roller before but it looks like a fantastic tool.

  8. Mom C says:

    I have a wonky log cabin basted and waiting to be quilted. I MUST do that before I can start on all the projects I have in my head!

  9. Fran says:

    I’ve just started cutting my fabrics to make a Swoon quilt, pattern by Camille Roskelley. Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

  10. Kathleen OGrady says:

    That is an awesome tool. I would love to win one. I am currently working on a small block quilt to put in our camp trailer for those cool nights camping. Thanks for a chance to win.

  11. Marguerite Namdar says:

    I’m currently making a tote bag. it/s the first bit of sewing I have been able to do since I broke my arm 4 months ago. I’m happy I can now. Great tool idea by the way.

  12. jmniffer says:

    I am currently piecing a wall hanging while waiting on the thread needed to machine quilt a lap quilt I recently pin basted. The seam roller really is interesting, I look forward to your tutorial.

  13. Cecilia says:

    I am handstitching the binding down on my first queen sized quilt I FMQ’d on my home machine! I’m so excited and proud that I have almost finished it. I can’t wait to quilt the other 3 large tops I have ready.

  14. Carolyn says:

    I’ve only been quilting since July, but have been sewing since I was 12. So learning all the new gadgets, terms and techniques has been a bit overwhelming. So when I find something like this I’m so excited to have picked up ‘one more idea’ and bookmark it. Thank you for the great information I’ve found here on your site. I love coming here!

    • Carolyn says:

      I also forgot to mention what I’m working on: the seascapes DIY project here, a king size duvet cover with Kauffmans Concerto2 batiks and a baby quilt with a Bazooples block print and Essentials Soft prints and solids! Phew! And waiting for 3 to come back from the long arm quilter so I can bind them.

  15. Betty Lamoreau says:

    What a clever idea! I’m working on a “gingham” quilt, using dark gray, light gray and white fabric. Every seam is quilted 1/4″ on either side, and that part is taking a LONG time. ‘Not sure why, but I always want to make queen sized quilts…right up until it’s time to actually quilt them!

  16. Hellen W says:

    My current project is a double bed quilt made from 2 sunrise and sunset jelly rolls and some long wide strips. I have to say that it is evolving as it goes. Do other people find that they start off following a pattern or idea and then it changes. I am trying machine quilting other than stitch in the ditch for the first time with a long and large ivy vine with leaves and tendrils on the long wide strips. I usually use the iron but I can see the use of this tool, especially when we go caravaning with limited power…..no iron. Thanks!

  17. Jane S. says:

    Well I never thought of using a brayer to set the seams like that! Very clever. Right now I’m doing one of those quilts that is all half-square triangles so pressing must be done carefully in order not to stretch things out of shape. And did I mention I’m doing it all by hand? The sewing machine decided to boycott me permanently so until I get a new one, hand sewing it is.

  18. Anna says:

    I have so many projects on my plate right now, it’s ridiculous. But I am primarily working on two baby quilts, one that’s part of the “Let’s Pervalong” Frature Quilt-Along and one that is Charm Pack HST baby quilt in an off-side expanding diamond pattern.

  19. Eliane Joly says:

    This wooden roller looks interesting. I still don’t know if should open my seems before pressing them or if I should press all to one side. I tend to prefer opening the seems. What do you prefer? I am working on star quilt for a friend, using Faffe Fassett wonderful fabrics.

    • Christa says:

      I use both methods of pressing. When I have time, or if it is for a “show” quilt I will press them open. I will also press open if I need to keep the fabrics from “shadowing” – like a dark fabric showing through a white fabric on my current sea of squares quilt tutorial. I also press open if the seam is going to be bulky like where lots of star points meet. I press to the dark side if I am trying to be faster.

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