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Thread: Question on machine/frame quilting

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    Super Member Debbie B's Avatar
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    When quilting on a machine with frame...do you iron the seams open or to one side?

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    Super Member fabric_fancy's Avatar
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    i do whatever is best for ease and block construction.

    some blocks must have their seams pressed open to avoid bulk when joining.

    the machine on a frame doesn't have a problem going over seams because it has a hopping foot.

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    Super Member suezquilts's Avatar
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    I prefer to have the seams to one side. I think it gives the quilting more strength.
    It may be just in my mind.

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    Super Member amandasgramma's Avatar
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    For the top --- one side and as others suggested. I don't know about it giving "strength", but I do know it keeps your top from having the stitching show.......

    If you piece the back, do 1/2" seams and press open. I didn't think that would be so important until I did the last quilt -- the back was pieced with 5 different fabrics and it was a nightmare!!

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    I iron to the side. One benefit is that if the thread ever breaks and the fabric starts to pull apart, I can't see the batting.

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