Friday, September 9, 2016

Bag It - Grommet Tutorial

Elm Street Quilts Grommet Tutorial

A grommet is installed in a two piece set - the actual grommet (on right in photo abovethat you will nest your fabric on and the washer (on left in photo above) that will secure the fabric to the grommet.

This tutorial will focus on the basics of installing grommets using a setter tool and anvil.  My setter tool and anvil came in a kit with ten (10) grommets.  (supply source information)

Elm Street Quilts Grommet Tutorial

In addition to the above you'll need a hammer, a hard flat surface and safety goggles.

The anvil from this kit has a channel running through in which the grommet will fit snugly.  This is helpful for installation but it also means that you'll need setter and anvil tools specific to the size you are installing.

Elm Street Quilts Grommet Tutorial

Working with directions from your pattern or tutorial, mark the hole for the grommet by placing the grommet in the proper place and tracing a hole.

Cut out the hole carefully so that it is just large enough for the grommet.

Elm Street Quilts Grommet Tutorial

Place grommet in hole.

Elm Street Quilts Grommet Tutorial

Place washer.

Elm Street Quilts Grommet Tutorial

Wearing safety goggle, place your grommet 'sandwich' on the anvil and insert setter tool.

Elm Street Quilts Grommet Tutorial

  Make sure you are using a very hard surface.  This large flat rock in my garden worked very well.

Elm Street Quilts Grommet Tutorial

Carefully tap the setter tool with a hammer.  It will take several taps to completely bend down the shaft of the grommet.

 Congratulations - you just installed a grommet!






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Have a wonderful day! Patty

3 comments:

  1. Great tute! I've never been brave enough to try grommets! XO

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  2. I want to thank you for reminding us of the techniques we will be using.

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  3. Ahh.. another tool I need to get.

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