I was out in blogland a few days ago and saw a product advertised that looked exactly like what I should have had when I was making my fabric postcards.
It is called The Wacker Seams Perfect and it is supposed to flatten multi-layer seams by wacking the seam twice while the seam is still hot. Sounded like a great idea until I saw how much it cost - anywhere from $14.99 to $17.00 plus shipping and handling on top of that.
Since I am a super cheap skate, my mind went into high gear and I thought, hmmmmmmm, I wonder if a rubber mallet at Home Depot would be less expensive. Well, yup, I got this beauty at Home Depot (or Lowes or Ace and any good hardware store) for $4.97!!
The difference between my Home Depot Smacker and the Wacker is that the Wacker's wooden handle measures about 8 inches long and my super-duper Smacker's handle is 11 inches. Also, I would imagine that my Smacker is heavier than the Wacker. But I'll bet it works just as well!!
And I decided that in order to make my Smacker really special, I would paint the wooden handle my favorite color - lime!!
Now, I am not putting down the Wacker Seams Perfect tool as it is truly inspired and it is a great idea, but the way I look at it, not only do I have fun tool that serves it's purpose, but I also have an extra $10.00 - $12.00 to go out and buy a new yard of fabric or 4 Fat quarters!! Now, that's my kind of tool!!
Hope all our friends on the East Coast are staying safe!!