ZJ Humbach

Pressing Tools on the Go

ZJ Humbach
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No matter what step of the sewing or quilting process you are on – pressing is an important aspect of that. Whether you are someone who likes to take your quilting on the road, to something like a quilting retreat, or are just looking for smaller, convenient ways to press in your sewing room, ZJ Humbach will share some of her favorite pressing tools for on the go.

Pressing Tools

Mini Iron

One of the first pressing tools that ZJ talks about as a good option for either travel or used right at your sewing machine is a miniature iron. There are many different brands and sizes of miniature irons available on the market today, but the one that ZJ shows is one that has a teflon bottom so that it won’t stick to fabric when pressing. Consider some of the different features that may be offered on different miniature irons when selecting the right one for you.

Clover Mini Iron

Another miniature iron that ZJ shows as a different pressing tool option is the Clover mini iron. Rather than looking like a smaller version of a regular iron, this iron has a small, quarter-size pressing surface on a long handle. ZJ explains how to use it and what it was first designed for.

Wooden Iron

If you are looking for a pressing tool that doesn’t require any heat or the need to plug it in, ZJ shows how to use a wooden iron to get seams flat.

Once ZJ has talked about some of the various different pressing tools that can be used on the go, she then talks about the other part that is needed when pressing fabric, which is something to press on. After you’ve learned about some of these fun pressing tools, learn about one of ZJ’s favorite tools, the pressing cloth and how to use applique pressing sheets.

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One Response to “Pressing Tools on the Go”

  1. Linda

    Got a mini iron for a present, and it worked great, until it just didn’t. It got very hot, so it pressed the seams very flat. It didn’t shut off automatically, so that was a learning curve for me. I forgot to unplug it a few times, and almost had a heart attack when I went to use it again. But it was easy to get into the habit of unplugging it each time I left the room. Lasted about a year using it only at home. Disappointed it didn’t last longer. Plan on buying another small iron as it is so convenient to have a small iron in my sewing room.

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