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Thread: Pressing/ironing. What is the difference?

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    Senior Member marilynr's Avatar
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    I keep seeing talk about pressing & ironing, but do not understand the difference. Could someone please explain the difference to me?
    I hate sounding this ignorant, but want to know, & you people are always so kind, I thought you would give me a simple answer without making me feel stupid. Thanks, Marilyn

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    Super Member donnajean's Avatar
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    Here is a good explanation:

    http://www.buzzle.com/articles/sewin...d-ironing.html


    Quote Originally Posted by Marilyn6
    I keep seeing talk about pressing & ironing, but do not understand the difference. Could someone please explain the difference to me?
    I hate sounding this ignorant, but want to know, & you people are always so kind, I thought you would give me a simple answer without making me feel stupid. Thanks, Marilyn

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    And when you press open you seam, keep the iron straight, when you do that quick slide across. If you go at an angle, you can distort the seam :D:D:D

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    I swear that every missouri quilt co video I've ever watched shows someone doing the twist when they press. And I think I even saw Eleanor Burns do it on her show. I try to not do it but sometimes it just happens.

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    Press - put iron down, press, and pick it up.

    Iron - slide iron back and forth.

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