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Attaching borders

Old 06-09-2013, 04:14 PM
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When you attach borders, do you press them toward the outside or inside?
I press mine to the outside but recently read they should be pressed toward the inside of the quilt but it didn't say why.
So, how do you press borders?
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Old 06-09-2013, 04:43 PM
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I usually press the pieced edge toward the border (or sashing ) - less bulky that way. If multiple borders, then I tend to press each seam toward the darker color.
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Old 06-09-2013, 04:47 PM
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I press toward the border. Like Mom-6 says that cuts down on bulk.
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Old 06-09-2013, 05:28 PM
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I always read to press toward the border.
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Old 06-09-2013, 05:34 PM
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Me too... press to the border.
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Old 06-09-2013, 05:44 PM
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Do whatever works for your quilt. If you had a one fabric inner border and then piano key (or heavily pieced) outer border, I would press toward the center. Usually I press out because it is usually less bulky.
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Old 06-09-2013, 07:17 PM
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I don't think there is a "right" or "wrong" way. I usually press towards the border. May do differently if doing a pieced border, or if the border is a lighter fabric.
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Old 06-09-2013, 07:44 PM
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I press sashings and borders to the dark side if needed. Sometimes I press to the side of least resistance if I have a lot of seams going one way. I like a nice flat top so whatever achieves that, is the way I press my seams.
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Old 06-09-2013, 11:23 PM
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It would depend on the size of border for me . An inch or less border has less room in . Does anyone use the open seam?
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Old 06-10-2013, 03:53 AM
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I press open, as it lays flatter . No set rules , do what works or gives you the desired outcome.
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