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Thread: Pressing Strip Sets

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    I sure didn't know that when I started to quilt that there were so many tiny little things I would need to learn to make these quilts so beautiful. Thanks for all the great tips.
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    Jan, I was so impressed with your computer generated art work. Great job!

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    I have been shying away from strip sets due to bowing even when using half the WOF pieces. With some new tools and pressing ideas I might just try them again. Thanks everyone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by carslo View Post
    I have been shying away from strip sets due to bowing even when using half the WOF pieces. With some new tools and pressing ideas I might just try them again. Thanks everyone.
    Stitching the seams from alternate ends eliminates the bowing, so try that as well as the pressing tips. Stitch the first seam and then stitch the second one from the end you ended the first, the third from the end you ended the second, etc.
    Last edited by ghostrider; 02-06-2013 at 09:29 AM.
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    I just ordered the long one. I figure I'd rather pay the person who came up with the idea than drive 1/2 hour to town and find a p;ace that sells this specific piece of wood. I always buy from the inventor, always! I figure they pay for the ads, which cost a lot, and they came up with the idea, which is pretty cool, so I give them credit. They are usually quilters themselves trying to make a buck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vondae View Post
    I sure didn't know that when I started to quilt that there were so many tiny little things I would need to learn to make these quilts so beautiful. Thanks for all the great tips.
    This so true and the QB is a wonderful place to find great tips and techniques.

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    I have those pressing sticks also and love them....so do my friends.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ktbb View Post
    I also set my seam then I press from the front to avoid the little creases that can sneak in on me when I iron from the back. If, as usual, I'm pressing to the dark, I put the light down on the board and hold the dark up with my left (non-ironing) hand as I let the seam allowance lay to the side and press carefully - that probably doesn't make sense to any of you...does it?
    makes perfect sense as that is how I do it. LOL...

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    My dh made me a pressing stick by splitting a 1" dowel rod down the middle and sanding.

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