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Monday, July 03, 2006

Just A Tip

I don't know about any of you, but I use this little hammer for any bulky seams in any of my piecing. It's small and it has a rubber top so it won't do any damage to the fabric. I don't really like trimming any 1/4 inch seams to lessen the bulk, and to me there is not much room for cutting error with a 1/4 inch seam. It's one of the things I have to have next to my sewing machine. I got it at JoAnn's in the scrapbooking section. Just thought I'd share a tip.

4 comments:

quiltpixie said...

welcome to stash quilters! I too have used a rubber mallet. Since taking the pressing classes at Quilt University I've used it much less frequently, but haven't moved it from my sewing studio :-)

Bonnie said...

I've never heard of using a rubber mallet. However, I do pound the table when I make a stupid mistake. Maybe I should just pound my bulky seams instead. Thanks for the tip.

Linda_J said...

You pound the seams flat? I have a rubber mallet around here somewhere but mostly for smacking the leg braces back into place on my folding sewing table.

Wlecome to the stash quilters web ring! I have seen you posting on several of the groups comments sections. Good to have you with us!

Vicky said...

I've thought about pounding seams into submission before, but never tried it! Hmmmm......... lol