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Does anyone have one of these?

Old 03-17-2011, 05:45 AM
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A soft mallet form Harbor Freight and a lot cheaper.
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Old 03-17-2011, 05:46 AM
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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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Old 03-17-2011, 05:49 AM
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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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Old 03-17-2011, 06:07 AM
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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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Old 03-17-2011, 06:56 AM
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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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Old 03-17-2011, 06:56 AM
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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!
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Old 03-17-2011, 07:14 AM
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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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Old 03-17-2011, 07:16 AM
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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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Old 03-17-2011, 07:18 AM
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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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Old 03-17-2011, 07:38 AM
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Originally Posted by spartan quilter
I use this technique, also. It really does make a difference.

Originally Posted by katier825
me too 8-)
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