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Old 03-16-2011, 09:18 AM
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Thanks for the suggestion. I think we have a wooden mallet around here somewhere that I could use for that. I also have a tailor's clapper, also stored away somewhere. Should be able to locate one of them.
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Old 03-16-2011, 09:22 AM
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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!!!!

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Old 03-16-2011, 09:34 AM
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You can use a regular small nail hammer just put batting over the head of it. The heavier the hammer the better.
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Old 03-16-2011, 09:48 AM
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A little gentle stress relief as well!
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Old 03-16-2011, 09:53 AM
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I use this technique. Also, author Sally Collins (Mastering Precision Piecing and other titles) recommends heating seams with a flat iron, then placing the heated block under a weight such as a square quilter's ruler with something heavy on top of that and leaving all until the heat dissipates.

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Old 03-16-2011, 09:58 AM
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Love her disclaimer: ineffective on tummies, thighs, and buttocks)
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Old 03-16-2011, 10:04 AM
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rubber mallet at Harbor Fright $2.49
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Old 03-16-2011, 10:34 AM
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One of the gals I work with has one and she loves it. She got hers from a vendor at a quilt show when they first came out.
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Old 03-16-2011, 10:54 AM
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I use a rubber mallet on my quilts. It works great. But, there is no need to spend 17.00 on one. Check out the local hardware store. DH got one for me for 4.99.
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Old 03-16-2011, 12:37 PM
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Lowe's has then in different weights.
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