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Block of Wood to press unusual seams open (Tip/Technique)
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Posted by: SewVeryTall
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Posted on: 12/23/05 8:29 PM
Last Updated: 1/31/07 1:02 PM
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I have a little block of wood that I slip inside purses or other unusual items to press the seams open. I just hold the wood and the item midair, then press the iron against it.

It's also great for that final press of purse corners, from the right side of the fabric.

I mentioned this block of wood in my camera accessory case review, but I know that everyone can't read every review, so thought I'd post it as a tip.

The web link at the top of this page shows my block, and the other 5 photos in that album are of the camera accessory case.


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MaryLynn in Long Beach said...
:::slapping forehead::: well, duh! GREAT TIP, Ardis.
12/25/05 4:07 PM
Jayme girl said...
AGAIN ....THANKS always look forward to your tips Keep them coming
12/27/05 5:44 AM
selvage said...
Great tip--I'd like to know the dimensions of the block you use.
2/26/08 4:13 PM
SewVeryTall said...
selvage...sorry I didn't see your question sooner...my pine block is approximately 5" x 1 1/2" x 1". Any size that's small enough to fit inside your project will work.
7/6/08 5:26 AM

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