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Old 03-14-2011, 06:38 AM
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When you are sitting at your machine, do you press every seam that you sew as you go on your quilt top? Where do you keep your iron? All around my machine I have things stacked up to sew, so I was wondering if it would be worth the time to 'create' a pressing area by my machine.
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Old 03-14-2011, 06:42 AM
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My Big Board/ironing board sits to the right & is the same height of my sewing cabinet, so that I can just swivel on my chair to the press seams as I go.
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Old 03-14-2011, 06:45 AM
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Me too, I have an adjustable ironing board that is the same height as my sewing space, I press as I go all the time.
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Old 03-14-2011, 06:46 AM
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I usually chain for awhile, then press. My ironing board (full size) is across the room. It makes me get up and move, otherwise I would be sitting WAY to long. I tried setting up a pressing area next to my sewing machine, just didn't work for me.
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I press as I sew. I have an ironing board next to my sewing machine. It encourages me to stand up and move a bit while I am sewing. I do sew a chain of items at one time, then I stand up and iron them all, then sit and sew some more.
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Old 03-14-2011, 06:47 AM
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Yes, i press all the seams. My iron is set up right next to my table for easy access. Although i have to get up to iron or press, it gives me a little exersize while sewing LOL
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Old 03-14-2011, 06:56 AM
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Originally Posted by grammy Dwynn
I usually chain for awhile, then press. My ironing board (full size) is across the room. It makes me get up and move, otherwise I would be sitting WAY to long.
Same here, same reason.
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Yes. I learned the hard way to not skip this step. have a small table with a cover on it next to my sewing machine to make it easy. Sometimes I will get up and walk across room to use my ironing board. just depends what I am doing.
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I have flip cut/press mat that stays with a small iron for doing seams as I go...to the right of my sewing machine. Once "it" gets bigger I use my x-large ironing board that resides in my walk-in closet.
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Old 03-14-2011, 07:26 AM
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Yes, I press every seam. The iron is set up at the opposite end of the room from the sewing machine. I think that getting up to iron is better than sitting for long periods of time, and I don't want the heat from the iron that close to me while I'm sewing.
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