Clover Slim Japanese Hera marking tool - Slim applique size with point


This listing is for one Clover brand Hera marking tool. Hera have been used in Japan for centuries and are used to make non-permanent crease "marks" on silks and other fabrics. It leaves no residues.

Use this tool to create creases in fabrics. It has been a favorite tool of quilters for years to create patterns and guidelines on quilts. A hera is used in a similar manner to a paper bone folder and will make creases that can be seen on the front and back of the fabric. This hera can be used to create curved or straight lines. This slimmer-sized hera also has a pointed side which can be used for drawing patterns on your fabric with the aid of copy paper and for turning small appliques.

I love to use my hera to create a perfect hem. I first crease the fabric where I would like it to be folded (photo 5). I use my ruler for this. Then the fabric can easily fold, due to the crease, and be ironed (photo 6). A hera can also be used to create a crease around any applique to allow the raw edges to be easily turned under. Create the crease on the reverse side of the fabric when turning raw edges under. The slimmer size of this hera allows you to more easily work with smaller and more elaborate appliques.

Use the hera on a softer surface, such as an ironing pad, if you are only creasing one layer of fabric. No extra "padding" is needed if you are marking a "quilt sandwich" that has 2 layers of fabric and batting. Just lay your quilt on the floor and start marking your designs on your quilt!

Hera can also be used with chalk or waxed transfer paper sheets (photo 7). Place the fabric on a hard surface when using transfer paper.

If you only plan to use the hera to create patterns or aid in creating folds or hem lines and will not use the sharper point on this hera then I recommend the larger hera. The larger hera is more ergonomic, due to not having the pointed end, and allows more pressure to be added. The larger hera can be purchased here:

This item was made in Japan.


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I only charge the actual shipment cost and do not charge packaging or handling fees. Shipping cost overages of $1.00 USD or more are refunded at time of shipment. Out of respect for my international customers, I DO NOT inflate my prices to cover shipping costs for free domestic shipping.

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*I am registered on the LUCID register. My registration number is: DE4813955437000. My current recycling partner is Reclay. I always reuse packaging if I am able and also encourage customers to re-use and recycle*

Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations

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Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery

Request a cancellation within: 3 hours of purchase

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

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Returns and exchange details

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A refund (minus shipment costs) will be issued after the purchases are received by myself and are found to be in the original condition that they were purchased in.


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Absolutely beautiful fabric and packaging

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