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Thread: To iron or not to iron

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    A few days ago someone posted that they had sewn in a class, I can not remember all of the details, the instructor said not to iron, so, I thought to myself, this deserves a chance. I was making quarter triangle squares (think that is what you call them) when I joined pieces I finger pressed and it was not until I finished sewing entire block, did I press. I was amazed, all of the blocks met in the middle exactly as they should, maybe there is something to it, does it get distorted after pressing? I am going to try this again, hope it matches when I do. Thanks to the poster who shared this, too soon to say it works, but it works as well or better then my pressing after each seam.

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    I tried it for the first time after that same post and also had great luck! I don't understand it but I love it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyn
    I tried it for the first time after that same post and also had great luck! I don't understand it but I love it!
    Me, too!

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    It stands to reason that while heat may set a seam, the heat will also cause distortion dependent on the fabric. Heat causes objects to expand, while cold shrinks.

    I haven't gotten to sew since reading that but am very anxious to try.

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    I have never tried this before but an willing to if it worked for you.

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    There must be something to it. I am going to try it next time.

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    Instead of ironing or pressing, I use a wallpaper seam roller to flatten my seams until the block is complete. It works awesome for me..

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    Well, I'm convinced. I'm going to try!

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    Quote Originally Posted by featherweight
    Instead of ironing or pressing, I use a wallpaper seam roller to flatten my seams until the block is complete. It works awesome for me..
    That is a great idea!! Never even thought of using a wallpaper seam roller! Thank you! :D

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    I never would have thought of the wall paper roller. It is a good idea. I have one in my tote of paint supplies am going to have to dig it out. I know finger pressing it worked good, but this might work better.

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    I got the idea at a quilt show. A gentleman had been making the rollers with carved handles. The price was about $20.00. I told my friend that I could use my wallpaper roller and get the same effect. His roller was more like an old roller off of a table or dresser etc. It works great. Not as pretty but just as effective. We quilters are very smart!!!

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    Oh yes we are!!! Gonna go and get one!!! Thanks so much for the wonderful tip.

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