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Thread: I went ahead & bought it!

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    This was a bit more than I wanted to pay, but thought it might be worth it! You press the top of your point with a spurt of steam (like in a pinwheel where the points all come together) and then smack it with this hammer. It flattens that point,it really works, I am pleased. Guess you can use it on any seam that gives you a bump or issue.

    I don't know if it was smart, but it works and what is one more tools in my sewing room at this point? Anyone else have one?
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    I guess I will have to go look through the toolbox.

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    I have a rubber mallet that I bought for driving stakes for a tent. I suppose that would work just as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sparkys_mom
    I have a rubber mallet that I bought for driving stakes for a tent. I suppose that would work just as well.
    I thought of the rubber mallet but thought it might leave a black mark on the material. This one is smaller which I liked.

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    I bet there is a bit of satisfaction in getting to smack something that is bothering you....like bulky seams.

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    Never heard of this before. I learn something new every day!

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    Quote Originally Posted by alikat110
    I bet there is a bit of satisfaction in getting to smack something that is bothering you....like bulky seams.
    I agree :lol:

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    hhhmmm....thumping the seam..as in breaking down the fibers??

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaciqltznok
    hhhmmm....thumping the seam..as in breaking down the fibers??
    Well I guess Nancy notion's is ok with it, and selling it. If I don't use it for that, I will use it for something else!

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    I bought a small rubber mallet at Harbor Freight and it works really well. It was cheap, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mamawcj
    I bought a small rubber mallet at Harbor Freight and it works really well. It was cheap, too.
    Darn it, I stood there and thought and thought about that!

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    Cool! I have been known to whack unruly seams with the handle end of a screw driver, so this might be a better solution for beating them into submission. Just one whack is all that is needed! lol

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    Wow something new! Never heard of smacking unruly seams but it sounds fun to me. :thumbup:

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    Have had one for some time Got it from my grandma Grace she also gave me a small very well sanded and used piece of soft pine to put under the seam. It has served at least 3 generations in my family. Is this where the saying -If it don't fit get a bigger hammer- came from? LOL My hammer is made of wood and the head is slightly rounded don't know if it is rounded from use or if it was made that way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deedum
    Quote Originally Posted by alikat110
    I bet there is a bit of satisfaction in getting to smack something that is bothering you....like bulky seams.
    I agree :lol:
    Me too!! I've never seen one but it looks cool! :D

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    now thats just funny! What next??!

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    Quote Originally Posted by deedum
    Quote Originally Posted by jaciqltznok
    hhhmmm....thumping the seam..as in breaking down the fibers??
    Well I guess Nancy notion's is ok with it, and selling it. If I don't use it for that, I will use it for something else!
    I'm sure they wouldn't sell it for this if it was a problem!

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    I use a rubber mallet, it doens't make any marks on the fabric and you don't have to beat it to death, just a good whack can make a lot of difference in FMQing and getting over the seams.

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    I discovered the hammer trick when hemming jeans, my stitches would always skip when sewing over the side seams. Out of frustration I flattened the seam with a ballpean hammer. Keep one in my sewing room all the time now. (don't do it on the cement floor- ask me how I know***).

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    I used to use a hammer on seams of jeans way back when I sewed them for my girls... I have used one on quilt blocks too where two seams were pressed in the same direction and I was not able to change it. Still have my original little piece of 2x4 to put under it too.

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    Interesting use from the tool box.

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    No, but after reading your post, I will have some type of small hammer soon. Thanks for the info.

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    Although it seems like a good idea ..it would compact the fabrics so hard that I wouldnt want to long arm it...breaking a needle is no fun..sure can mess up a machine

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    Quote Originally Posted by nursie76
    Cool! I have been known to whack unruly seams with the handle end of a screw driver, so this might be a better solution for beating them into submission. Just one whack is all that is needed! lol
    ROFL.......I'm still laughing, sorry :D :D :D I needed a good laugh this morning! But I'm off to buy a hammer!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaciqltznok
    hhhmmm....thumping the seam..as in breaking down the fibers??
    more like beating them into submission!!!

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