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    Super Member EagarBeez's Avatar
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    Does anyone press their quilt after sandwiching? I am making a lap quilt. Fabric could use a little pressing...are there any pro's or con's

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    I press the top seams as I go and a little more, if it needs it, before sandwiching. I press the backing only if it is really wrinkled or if I have to piece the back, I'll press all the seams.

    HTH ~ :D

    ps..this is not a quilt rule .. just the way I do it .. :D

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    My only thought on this is, if there is any polyester content to your batting, be careful not to squash or melt the batting with high heat.
    Personally, I press my top before sandwiching, and then never again.
    Probably get lots of different thoughts on this, though. It's wonderful to get lots of input as we do here on this Board.

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    your top and backing should be nicely pressed-wrinkle free before sandwiching.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ckcowl
    your top and backing should be nicely pressed-wrinkle free before sandwiching.
    This is what I do.

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    I press it all before sandwiching too. You could carefully press it now, but as already stated, be cautious with poly batting :D:D:D

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    Quote Originally Posted by EagarBeez
    Does anyone press their quilt after sandwiching? I am making a lap quilt. Fabric could use a little pressing...are there any pro's or con's
    If what you have done is sanwiched it and then put it "away" to quilt at a later date, now you're dragging it out and you find that the fabric is wrinkles then YES I think you would be OK to PRESS NOT IRON.

    However if you are talking about acutally pressing seams that were not pressed prior to sandwhiching. I woudn't, you would end up with seams going every which way and chance lumps and bumps along the way! In this case I would take it apart and press the top then resandwhich! :/

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    no seams, just the quilt top. It looks a little bit wrinkled. Nothing about seams

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    I don't because I mark my quilting pattern before I sandwich. If I pressed it after that I might set the marking lines and that would be bad. I am with Justwannaquilt. It is small enough to unsandwich and press.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ckcowl
    your top and backing should be nicely pressed-wrinkle free before sandwiching.
    If it was nice and wrinkle free before sandwiching - it should be okay now - even if it does look a bit rumpled after unfolding it after storing it for a while

    But if it was wrinkled before assembling it - you will save yourself (or your quilter) a lot of aggravation later if you take it apart and press it now.

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