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Thread: Does setting your seams with an iron after sewing really make a difference?

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    Super Member Veronica's Avatar
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    I think that it makes a BIG difference in the completed block.
    After a while it's just becomes second nature.
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    Yes it makes a huge difference a step that I would not miss.
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    Yes, it does, especially if you are doing half square triangle blocks.
    do it and you will see why it makes a difference
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    Quote Originally Posted by katier825 View Post
    I think the seams sit flatter if you set them first.
    I totally agree with you on this.
    Judy

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    Quote Originally Posted by ckcowl View Post
    setting your seams causes them to sink into the fabric and gives you more precise edges. the blocks will lay flatter- and be neater....also helps that 1/4" seam more (right on)
    if you don't bother to set your seam before pressing to one side or the other the excess can be 1/8"---and that 8 times equals a whole inch!
    so, if you are looking for precision- technical perfection- setting your seams is an important step
    DITTO ALL THE WAY! I never used to set my seams before pressing them to one side or the other, but once I started I immediately noticed the difference.

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    Junior Member Christine George's Avatar
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    I set my seams first because it gives the thread a chance to snuggle down into the fabric. Then when you turn the seam to one side it's all more copacetic (and it lays down better). I also am a big believer in steam.

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