Sunday, September 23, 2012

Seam Stick

Earlier in the summer several people in my quilt group were talking about a new notion, a seam stick.  I try to keep up with all of the new notions but this was one that I had never heard of.  What did you do with a seam stick and what was it?  Finally, my friend, Becky, compared it to a tailor's ham and I knew what it was.  I could definitely see the advantage to having one of these, now that a lot of patterns recommend you press the seams open.  After looking up online to see how much they were I decided that there was no way I was going to pay 20.00 for one.  Plus more for the neat little fabric cover. 
I went to Home Depot with DH one day, we bought a dowel for 3.00.  DH came home cut it in half.  I sanded the cut edges and had two seam sticks for 3.00.  I dug through my stash and found some flannel to make a cute little cover for it and tah-da!!  My very own seam stick for only $1.50. 

Finished seam stick with cover.

1 comment:

regan said...

This is awesome, Brenda! My friend and I were going to do the same thing after she watched all the gals at her retreat each buy one (ouch!). Glad to know it's do-able! Thanks!