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Basic question about strip piecing

Old 10-24-2015, 11:45 AM
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When do I press the seams?

-Before I cut the strips into smaller pieces
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-After I cut the strips

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Old 10-24-2015, 12:08 PM
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I press every seam right after sewing it. So when strip piecing I press after each strip is added, and one final press after the strip set is finished before cross cutting it.
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Old 10-24-2015, 12:27 PM
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Thank you.
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Old 10-24-2015, 12:36 PM
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You want to make sure you aren't developing a curve in your strip set. Pressing after each seam is a good way to check. I also think it's easier to press one big long seam rather than a bunch of small ones.
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Old 10-24-2015, 12:46 PM
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Originally Posted by PaperPrincess View Post
I also think it's easier to press one big long seam rather than a bunch of small ones.

Oh yeah, good point!!
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Get a Strip Stick and your seams will always be straight. http://www.thestripstick.com/
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You can also start/end your seans at opposite ends to help with the wuggle/waver. Iam also a heavy presser. Sew your long seam...set, press, sew the next strip..rePeat. use lots of starch when doing long piieces.
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Originally Posted by Scissor Queen View Post
Get a Strip Stick and your seams will always be straight. http://www.thestripstick.com/
Love my Strip Stick! Makes it much easier to press one seam without touching the next one.
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I press after I sew each seam. I know it's a lot of pressing but it sure makes my project look nicer in the long run.
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Sometimes quilters will cut the strips in half thus having a smaller strip set to press. You just have to find out what works best for you.
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