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Thread: Iron seams open or to the side?

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    Member DianneRab's Avatar
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    Oct 2010
    Naples, Florida
    Ladies, if you are going to send your quilt to a long arm they prefer closed seams ironed to the outside. The bottom bobbin picks up the edge of the opened side and causes problems. I think if you are doing this yourself you can pretty much do as you like. If you are working with a long arm machine each layer comes off a different roller. A lot different than I ever did before. Just my 2 cents. There are a lot of fine ladies that have a heap more experience than I do. Always my best to all of you.

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    Oct 2010
    Reno, Nevada
    Quote Originally Posted by Marjpf
    I was always told that pressing to one side is a stronger seam than pressing open. Also that way if there is any pull, you don't see the thread between the pieces.
    I agree, and that's probably the reason why on a quilt the seams are pessed to one side (for strength), whereas, other types of sewing, it appears to be open--so it would lay flat perhaps?

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