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Posted on: 3/27/10 9:10 PM
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I have used the insulator shown in the picture as a pattern weight from time to time, but as I was trying to iron in a hem for a tablecloth I was making I seemed to need an extra hand to 1. hold the cloth on the ironing board, 2. fold in the hem and 3. press all at the same time - so I grabbed this insulator. It worked perfectly. It was heavy enough to hold the cloth and the perfect size for my one hand to grab and move it as needed.

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Kirstenw said... (3/29/10 1:07 AM) Reply
good idea, thanks for sharing
Linda Mae said... (3/28/10 2:13 PM) Reply
Love this idea. I have 2 of these in the house--now if I can only remember where they are!
fourkid said... (3/28/10 8:17 AM) Reply
Come across the insulator or the idea? I think one of the kids found the insulator along side some old RR tracks, it has been around the house for years. As to the idea - it was necessity - I couldn't do all 3 tasks with only 2 hands - so I grabbed the insulator off the top of the file cabinet (seen in the picture) and plunked it down. It was the perfect weight to easily keep the fabric in place and shaped to easily grab.
renren said... (3/28/10 4:44 AM) Reply
OH, goodness, I have two of those in a lovely aqua color that I found in a field! What a great idea, and I might be able to use mine for pattern weights also. How did you come across this? (I'll be asking again at Stash Sew Along.)
Patzee said... (3/28/10 1:56 AM) Reply
Clever!
sewrelaxed said... (3/28/10 1:09 AM) Reply
A really clean bacon press can do a wonderful job also ;)
 
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