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I posted this on the quilting board also because it was in my Grandmother's sewing things. I don't know what it is. Had it for a long time though. It is 3-3/8 inches long at longest point and 3-1/4 inches in circumference.


My mind is a garden. My thoughts are the seeds. My harvest will be either flower or weeds.
--Mel Weldon


 
Posts: 5564 | Location: Arizona, in the valley | Registered: Sep 18, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Is the small end open?
 
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Yes, it is but it is a very small hole. I would say big enough to put a heavy thread through. She made a lot of braided rugs and I have her braiders but this one is a mystery.


My mind is a garden. My thoughts are the seeds. My harvest will be either flower or weeds.
--Mel Weldon
 
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Maybe for pushing out nice tight corners for pillow/cushion covers??
 
Posts: 5634 | Location: mount holly, NJ, USA | Registered: Sep 19, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I have seen elongated thimbles fitted at the end with a small spike for tattting heavier cotton lace. Perhaps that is what this is?
 
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Is this used for folding the fabrics while braiding the rugs?
 
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I don't know about the sewing aspect on this item, but I have seen items like this before. It might be a cornucopia cookie mold. Roll out the cookie dough and cut it in strips and wrap the strips around the mold and bake in the oven on a cookie sheet. The cookies are meant to be small, and are filled with fruit and or pudding. The ones I saw came in a box of 12. The box was vintage looking, probably were used in the 40's or 50's.
 
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I think this fits on a treadle sewing machine to make pleats with.


Use it up,wear it out,make do or do without.Mama said!!!
 
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I think this fits on a treadle sewing machine to make pleats with


My Mom sewed all her life on a treadle type machine and I never saw anything like this connected with sewing. There is no way to fasten this to a machine.

Also I have a tatting shuttle and that too looks nothing like this. The cookie form sounds most likely. No it really doesn't unless you had a mold for each cookie. It's a mystery!
 
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DM's old sewing machine had pleat maker attachment to the presser foot and it looked nothing like this.
I saw a stack of 8 of these, shiney new metal, at a local thrift store in the kitchen misc. No one knew what they were there either, but the cookie form for a cone shaped cookie makes the most sense to me yet also.
 
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Found a picture! Thanks for the idea, nikintx
http://www.amazon.com/Fox-Run-...-Molds/dp/B0000CFMSP
 
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