This wooden cutting board set I found at the Peterson AFB Exchange for only $9.99. A wood cutting board? Really? Yep. It's a variation on an old tailor's trick, the tailor's clapper.
Tailors and high-end dressmakers use this tool to achieve perfectly flat seams with no shine. Sally Collins uses her acrylic ruler for the same purpose. The advantage of using wood is that it absorbs the heat and steam from the fabric.
I'm a steamer when I press my blocks. After pressing, I place the cutting board on the blocks and let them sit until they are perfectly cool and dry (usually as long as it takes to sew up some more pieces.)
The result? Absolutely flat and perfectly pressed blocks! And really, someone who rarely cooks doesn't need three cutting boards!
Remember yesterday when I said I was going to a friend's garage sale? Look what I scored:
I've always wanted one of these glass quilt cases -- thanks, Shelly!
Sinta of Pink Pincushion shared a great tip to help me get caught up on my Blocks of the Month. Come back tomorrow for WIP Wednesday and I'll share it with you!
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