I've been inventorying some things lately. I started on my quilt books yesterday, and today I was flipping through one and saw the image of a hammer with the striking area covered with fabric.
What? We use hammers in our quilting? The book is Reversible Quilts by Anita Murphy and was published in 1991. The excerpt reads:
"After all your blocks are joined sew rows together with connecting strips in same manner. Trim batting. If you still have a lot of bulkiness at the intersections, cover a small hammer with a bit of fabric and batting, Fig 7 [that's the hammer image], then give the intersection a tap with the hammer. It should help eliminate a lot of bulkiness to allow you to handstitch the connecting strip."
There you have it. Add a hammer to your quilting supplies and when you have too much intersection bulk, give it a
Have a blessed Sunday!