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Wooden Pressing Bar - A Sewing Tool - A Great, Safe Way to Iron Before Ironing
A Wooden Pressing Bar for Sewing and Quilting
Debbie Colgrove Licensed to About.com
In the recent past, quilting has enjoyed an increase in popularity and many tools came on the market to make simple tasks even easier and to keep people quilting. A pressing bar is a hard wood stick that is flattened on one end to "press" fabric. A pressing bar turned out to be the perfect tool to keep small fingers from being burned while learning to sew. I teach sewing to our local 4H children and the iron is always one of the scariest palaces for the young sewers. The parents and grown ups tend to step in and take over rather than risk a youngster getting burned by the iron, especially when its a small piece that needs to be pressed before continuing. The solution to allowing a child to safely iron is this simple wooden stick for pressing before they approach the ironing board.
- Buy Direct at Joann.com - Alex Andersons 4-In-1 Essential Sewing Tool - Four must-have quilting and crafting tools in one: flat-ended presser cap for finger pressing; folding and burnishing; a super-sharp Bernina seam ripper for fast un-sewing; pointed wood end cap for turning bias tubes and doll parts and extra-long stiletto protects fingers while pressing and machine piecing. Hand-crafted in the U.S. of real maple wood. Specially designed to not roll off your work surface! Tool measures 8-1/8''x5/8''. Imported.