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    I just joined this forum last night and have already gotten so much help! It's like my Grandma is right here with me :-D! I just cut my backing for the quilt and I'm about to sew it together. When I press the seam do I do it flat or like the top do I press it to one side or the other?? Thanks!!

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    Welcome to the board! For backing, usually you take a bit larger seam allowance (1/2" ), and press open.

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    You will no doubts get lots of answers but I always set the seam....ie simply press over where you ha sewn without opening it or moving it one side and then I press both sides to the darker fabric...hope that helps...and welcome from the Uk....lots of great quilters here to really support you.

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    i press open for backing

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    Hello and welcome from the UK!

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    Thanks for the replys Guys!! I just made a 4 course breakfast for 5 teenage boys and now they're opening my safety pins for me :-) Great trade off if you ask me...

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    Welcome from Michigan!!

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    Hello and welcome from the Arkansas Ozarks.
    Happy quilting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaperPrincess
    Welcome to the board! For backing, usually you take a bit larger seam allowance (1/2" ), and press open.
    I didn't know this! Always learn something new!

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    Welcome to the board!!

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