A few years back I went to a quilt show. I believe it was the Quilt Affair near Boulder, Colorado. Sadly I have not attended it lately. I always find the greatest fabric. One year I discovered the cool little tool pictured below. It’s a seam roller. The gentleman who sold it to me makes these from turned wood. Each one is handmade from different types of wood and quite unique. I think mine was made from walnut but I am not sure.
What is it used for? The tool was invented with quilters in mind. It is for rolling and flattening very small seams so they don’t have to fire up the iron. I found it perfect for my little doll dresses, too. I love that little gadget so much. It is so beautiful and useful on top. I could not find an on-line shop for the maker from Utah. But I found a link where one might possibly contact him. In fact, I believe it’s a son and dad team called Westenskow & Sons.
The company also makes seam rippers with wooden handles. I wish I had spent the money back then and bought one…The plastic ripper I have is so ugly.
Ulla Seckler is a dollmaker who was born and raised in Germany. She lives in beautiful Colorado with her husband and two kids. You can find her Notes by a German Dollmaker on her blog where she shares some great German recipes, pictures of her sweet dolls, and life lessons learned. Don’t forget to stop by her Etsyshop and take a peek at her wonderful doll creations.