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Old 08-29-2020, 01:20 PM
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Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Southeast Georgia, USA
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if i plan to use my embroidery machine for all or most of the quilting i try to press all seam open.
i've had the embroidery foot get caught on a bulky seam. di-zas-ter, to say the least.

if i plan to limit things to simple quilting under my walking foot i feel safe pressing to the side in most cases.

if my blocks have complex intersections of more than 4 seams i press open to reduce bulk and increase accuracy.

it took longer than it should have to sink in, but i have learned that stitch size and thread color matter a lot when i plan to press open.
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