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    I let mine go where they want to. That way I don't have to fight with them!

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    On another thread recently, someone had taken a class with ?? England who says 'Press your fabric before you cut, but don't press again until you FINISH the block.'

    I tried it yesterday, and I was amazed at how much easier it was to match seams - even points. I'm a convert.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kathy
    it is a personal preference, the seams are easier to match up if each one is pressed in the oppisite direction. if i can i try to press to the darker fabric so that it doesn't show thru.
    See - and I think it's easier to match seams if pressed open :)

    Each person has their own preference. And they all work just fine. Many times however you do it will serve mutliple purposes. The truth is that I do it the way it appears to work the best, for both construction and the quilting plan I have in store for the quilt.

    Debbie in Austin

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    Quote Originally Posted by inletjerry
    I just read today that the seams are pressed to the darker material, unless they just want to be pressed the other direction. The reason is so that the batting does not come through the stitches to the front of the quilt during construction and use. Sounds sensible to me. Was reading an old quilting basics book while I was siting for 4 hours with an alzhimers patient. Do this every Thursday so his wife gets a break. The book was the first one I ever bought, "Quilters Complete Guide", by Fons and Porter. Very good information.
    Batting doesn't come through the top anyway :) Perhaps it did years ago, prior to todays methods of bonding it, but I've never seen it.

    Just my thoughts.
    Debbie in Austin

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    Quote Originally Posted by inletjerry
    I just read today that the seams are pressed to the darker material, unless they just want to be pressed the other direction. The reason is so that the batting does not come through the stitches to the front of the quilt during construction and use. Sounds sensible to me. Was reading an old quilting basics book while I was siting for 4 hours with an alzhimers patient. Do this every Thursday so his wife gets a break. The book was the first one I ever bought, "Quilters Complete Guide", by Fons and Porter. Very good information.
    Batting doesn't come through the top anyway :) Perhaps it did years ago, prior to todays methods of bonding it, but I've never seen it.

    Just my thoughts.
    Debbie in Austin

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