I have always pressed my seams to one side, usually the dark side unless it will create problems at intersecting seams. Now, lately I've read where people are pressing seams open when machine piecing. This would certainly create less bulk in most patterns when quilting. I read an entry on here where a long arm quilter praised the lady who pieced the top for pressing open all of her seams. I also read somewhere on the internet about someone explaining that seams were always pressed to one side because when people hand-piece, this would hide the stitches and make the seam stronger but it was not necessary when machine piecing.
Have you ever pressed open the seams? Did you like the results on the finished quilt? What is your experience?
Vanessa in Oklahoma