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    Super Member quiltaroni's Avatar
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    Dont have one, but the idea is very appealing.

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    Thanks for the clear illustration/tip....

    At first I said, "Huh?" .... but then : I just went and tried it on my WIP .. I can see the difference it will make ..... again, THANKS ..

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    This "Huh? response was meant for greenfairy .... about the snipping of the three stitches at the corners of connecting pieces. It really does work for me...

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    LOL! There's probably one of those in my husband's tool box.....I may have to confiscate it!

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    I have one that I crack Crab Claws with!! Can't wait to try it on a quilt!! :) BTW, I also bookmarked the flat seams blog :) )

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    A soft mallet form Harbor Freight and a lot cheaper.

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    I saw one of these at a Quilt Show and wondered about it. DH said go to Lowe's and get a white rubber mallet and it will do the same. I did check at Lowe's and the white mallet was just $4.00. Quite a svings, but I haven't bought one yet. Seemed like a lot of pounding to me. LOL!

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    One of the first items my aunt gave me when I started to sew was a rubber mallet from th hardware store!! I use it to this day!

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    I laughed when I saw this makes me think I could get out a lot of fustration that I had making the quilt. Sounds interesting, I might have to try that.

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    Think it coould be a dangerous thing some days! Would be tempted to use it on my machine, sometimes! Not often, but I guess it woule only take once!

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    No need to pay $17 plus shipping for a rubber(plastic) mallet. You can get these at any discount hardware for $2.99!
    D in TX

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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo
    I use a Clapper (Tailor's press) on all my seams. It does make a big difference. An old flat iron will work great and a heavy bacon press will do the same job. You want something heavy that will absorb the heat from the fabric fast after you press the seam flat. The hammer flattening will eventually unflat if not pressed and sealed in place by removing the heat fast. The tailor's press wasn't used for the fun of it. It works.
    Ok - what is this and how does it work? This is all new to me! Thanks!

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    One caveat. Don't take a hammer to a quilt retreat. It's a bit disconcerting to other quilters to hear hammering! Personally, I don't care, but I have heard some very negative comments from other quilters when one woman was hammering away on her seams.

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    The hammer head made for the seams seem to be the perfect weight for seams and hands. And they are prettier. So don't dismiss them for the price before evaluating the difference. The difference may be worth the price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spartan quilter
    I use this technique, also. It really does make a difference.

    Quote Originally Posted by katier825
    me too 8-)

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    this also works on hemming blue jeans at the inner heavy seam-I have a rubber hammer and block of wood I keep by my sewing machine table , I do a lot of sewing besides quilting.

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    I purchased a white rubber mallet from Harbor Freight for less than $5. I was going to get the black one, but my DH told me it would make marks on the fabric-to get a white one. I was proud that he was so attentive to my craft!

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    Yes I have a hammer(rubber malet)and it works great on them seams.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pzazz
    katier825...I do the same as you. As for the mallet....I think a person could pick up a rubber mallet from any hardware store for a lot less than $17!!!!

    Patti
    Agreed. I have a rubber mallet from Harbor Freight, it is orange, and was inexpensive. Now if I could only remember where I put it...

    :(

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    Does anyone happen to know the density of the rubber on this mallet?
    It was pointed out to me that they apparently come in different "hardness" for different uses...

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    The first thing I also thought of was a rubber mallet -

    BUT as I delved deeper into her site, I was impressed with her use of embellished prairie points!

    Marysewfun

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    Quote Originally Posted by mommamac
    Love her disclaimer: ineffective on tummies, thighs, and buttocks)
    Me to! I have to forward this to my daughter-she'll LOVE the disclaimer I'm sure!

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    Yes, bought a small rubber mallet at Harbor freignt. My favorite non fabric store..

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    First I'm trying to picture the look on my family's faces when I start hammering a quilt. :shock:

    Second, I'm wondering if a deadblow hammer would work even better. It would be much heavier than a mallet but still have the rubbery stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lisa_wanna_b_quilter
    Second, I'm wondering if a deadblow hammer would work even better. It would be much heavier than a mallet but still have the rubbery stuff.
    OOOH! Excellent question!

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