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    Quote Originally Posted by Brenda Retzlaff
    When you press do you use steam or just the dry iron?
    Hi Brenda. I prefer steam when pressing. I like the way it sets things up. However, when I first started making these log cabin and courthouse steps squares I started not steaming. It is very unnatural for me to dry iron fabric. But, it works ok. Also, when dry ironing I was using starch and letting it soak in a bit before ironing. My fingertips don't do well with constant use of starch. Thanks for your question.

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    I had a sewing teacher who said she likes to jump up to the ironing board as it gives her needed exercise and she doesn't just sit and get fat.

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    I agree with all these people about steam pressing, but not when your sewing Log Cabin. My instructor said no pressing when sewing Log Cabin, & I found it better too. I will use one of those wooden pressing tools or my fingers.

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    I do both depending on the pattern

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    I press as I piece. You can use a wall paper seam roller if you don't want to have to get up and press all the time..it works great. Just don't stretch as you roll.
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    I usually press and sew, especially when two seam need to meet exactly.

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    I press (not iron).

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    I try to sew a lot at a time, and then press. God bless. Penny

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    I use the wooden pressing tool A LOT! When I then have to press the block the pressing is a lot easier and it is so so much easier on my machine when I am quilting. I admit that using the pressing tool takes time, but I find it is worth it. God Bless.

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    Thank you everyone for your comments. I have enjoyed reading everyone. Ultimately we all use what works for us and switch what we do according to what is called for on particular blocks.

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