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.