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Does setting your seams with an iron after sewing really make a difference?

Does setting your seams with an iron after sewing really make a difference?

Old 11-19-2011, 07:45 AM
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I think that it makes a BIG difference in the completed block.
After a while it's just becomes second nature.
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Old 11-21-2011, 07:21 AM
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Yes it makes a huge difference a step that I would not miss.
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Old 01-08-2012, 11:25 PM
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Yes, it does, especially if you are doing half square triangle blocks.
do it and you will see why it makes a difference
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Old 01-09-2012, 04:58 AM
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Originally Posted by katier825 View Post
I think the seams sit flatter if you set them first.
I totally agree with you on this.
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Old 01-09-2012, 07:34 PM
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Originally Posted by ckcowl View Post
setting your seams causes them to sink into the fabric and gives you more precise edges. the blocks will lay flatter- and be neater....also helps that 1/4" seam more (right on)
if you don't bother to set your seam before pressing to one side or the other the excess can be 1/8"---and that 8 times equals a whole inch!
so, if you are looking for precision- technical perfection- setting your seams is an important step
DITTO ALL THE WAY! I never used to set my seams before pressing them to one side or the other, but once I started I immediately noticed the difference.
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Old 01-09-2012, 08:35 PM
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I set my seams first because it gives the thread a chance to snuggle down into the fabric. Then when you turn the seam to one side it's all more copacetic (and it lays down better). I also am a big believer in steam.
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