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    I went to a quilt show, a couple weeks ago. And some of the ladies, I was talking too, put a question in my head. And I'm passing the question on to my friends..They ask me as to what I do, when sewing the the peices together, and then sewing each of the sections together to make the block. They suggested use steam from a iron, instead of a warm(hot) iron. I, myself use warm(hot) iron.. Any suggestions, and what does everybody here do.. Thank you everyone, and happy quilting. Don-isewman

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    I use steam. Fons & Porter said they use steam, at least until the water runs out and then they use a dry iron.

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    I use a dry iron and a mister with distilled water. I just like my old irons and use them instead of the steam irons. Maybe someday I will post a pic of my iron collection.

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    I use steam. That's how I was taught.

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    Mostly I use steam, but if the edges are on the bias I use it dry.

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    I use a dry iron. If I need some moisture I spritz it with a spray bottle.

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    I use a dry iron. If I need some moisture I spritz it with a spray bottle.

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    I use steam.

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    I use steam and I always have a spray bottle of water near the ironing board for those though things that just need a little more water to press well.

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    I just have an old iron, LOL, it doesnt steam!

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    A dry iron works fine for me.

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    I use steam because I was taught to. Sometimes at a class they only have dry irons. I think using steam makes the pressed seam stay better.

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    Dry iron here too. Sometimes mary ellens best press.

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    More important then steam or no steam is the ironing surface. If your surface is soft, the block will sink in and distort with a hot iron or steam setting in the distortion. A very firm non giving surface will make a big difference. I use a board for pressing all my blocks and piecing. A thick piece of plywood covered with one layer of thin cotton batting with cotton canvas stretched around it and then stapled. I need all the help I can get and small things make a big difference.

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    I use steam and a piece of 100% cotton underneath. Your seams lay just beautiful.

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    Dry Iron so I get no stretch. Mary Elle's best press too. Love that stuff. Gives it a great finish.

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    I was taught to use steam and I do......until the iron runs dry :)

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    I use steam, this is what I was taught!!

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    I use steam too - funny we do what we were taught!

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    Most of the time I use steam, but there are other times when I use a dry iron and loads of starch.

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    Steam for me - and starch! Love starch :)

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    I also use steam but just press, don't iron. that simply means don't slide your iron over the block to much because you can stretch the fabric out of shape. press seams flat with or without steam.,your choice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moonpi
    Most of the time I use steam, but there are other times when I use a dry iron and loads of starch.
    Me too .

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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo
    More important then steam or no steam is the ironing surface. If your surface is soft, the block will sink in and distort with a hot iron or steam setting in the distortion. A very firm non giving surface will make a big difference. I use a board for pressing all my blocks and piecing. A thick piece of plywood covered with one layer of thin cotton batting with cotton canvas stretched around it and then stapled. I need all the help I can get and small things make a big difference.
    I agree! It's really easy to distort pieces and blocks if you aren't careful! I've also started to use Best Press and I really like the results.

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    I use steam to iron only whole pieces of fabric. Once it is cut into quilting pieces, I only use dry (hot) iron, to avoid any distortion caused by hot steam hitting any bias areas.

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