This week I’m highlighting the humble little wallpaper seam roller – I’ve never hung wallpaper in my life, but I gather that their original purpose is to help to blend the edges of 2 adjacent pieces of wallpaper so you can’t see the join.
They do have another handy use though in flattening seams. In the video below I’ll show you how to do this for a QAYG panel, but they’re also great for foundation paper piecing as well.
These wee tools are a bargain in the local DIY or wallpaper supply shop for under £10, so if you love working with hand printed fabrics or foundation paper piecing, head on over and pick one up ASAP!
I could put this on my birthday list !
I’ve used a wallpaper roller in my sewing for a couple years now and it is fabulous! I’ve avoided lots of burned fingers by using the roller to press seams open before ironing.
Its been years since I’ve done any wall papering so I’m not quite sure where my seam roller has gotten off to. Glad to see that never getting rid of anything has it’s merits.
Sadly, I bought one of these a while back and never tried it out. I better go find it, eh?