I have been sewing seams open for over 4 decades of quilting. I never did jump on the "press to the dark" bandwagon. I still get "looks" and comments, from some quilters .. that I am not a "real" true quilter. Their first reaction is how did you get it to look so flat? .. then when I flip it over and they see the open seams .. its like a brought a plague into the room. I am glad to see more are seeing the benefits of pressing open. Maybe someday I won't get the "look"!