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    Pressing tip I learned last weekend

    This is probably old news for lots of you, but I learned this from an expert seamstress this weekend and it made a huge difference for me. When pressing seams open, first press flat to set the seam, then flip and press to one side, then open it up and press open. Pressing to one side first makes it much easier to open up. Prior to this I would set seam, then finger press open - then press. That extra step is genius. Hoping I'm not the only one who didn't know this

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    I'm the second one who didn't know this little trick. I usually press my seams to one side when quilting but this is a good trick for garment sewing.

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    I didn't know it either. You learn so much from this board. I love it.

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    That's a great tip! Thanks for posting.
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    thanks for the reminder... i have done it that way before, but forget when i get behind the iron
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    thanks great tip might save me burnt fingers

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    I saw this several years ago on one of the quilting programs. I have done it ever since I saw it and LOVE the results!! Great tip, good to pass along and share with others! Thank you!!
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    Great tip, thank you!!!!

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    Thank you for sharing.
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    New to me, too! Will try it on my next project.

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    I believe many of the tutorials I have watched and the TV programs show this method. I should start using it. Thanks.

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    Thanks for the great tip!

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    rarely, as a quilter, do I press seems open, but I always press them flat first, to set the seam.

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    Thanks for the tip for those who did not know about it!

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    Thank you so much for the great tip. I didn't know this either.

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    never heard it before. Thanks for sharing, I will use it next time I open seams!!
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    I didn't know this tip, either. Thanks for sharing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by maminstl View Post
    This is probably old news for lots of you, but I learned this from an expert seamstress this weekend and it made a huge difference for me. When pressing seams open, first press flat to set the seam, then flip and press to one side, then open it up and press open. Pressing to one side first makes it much easier to open up. Prior to this I would set seam, then finger press open - then press. That extra step is genius. Hoping I'm not the only one who didn't know this
    Same thing with outside edge seams if you are going to turn an item inside out. If you can press the seam one direction or the other, when you do turn it itside out, what becomes the outer edge is fairly crisp and pops out where's its supposed to be.
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    I hope I can remember to try this...I had never heard it before either.

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    Thanks for the tip.

    I have another one from my quilting friend Caroyl. When you have a pieced block and some of the seams are wavey or a little wrinklely looking, if you lay them on a bath towel and press them, all of that goes away and they look great.

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    Thanks...no I did not know. Will use it. Linda in Bastrop

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    I just watched a tute where it was done and I was surprised and here you are telling me again the next day. Think I will remember? Great news, thanks for sharing.
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    Thanks for the tip. I didn't know that. I like pressing tips as I still need to learn it. Now if someone could tell me how to iron out the center fold of the fabric . I have never been able to do that I just try to cut around it but sometimes you can not

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    No I Tthis is new infro for me will press to one side after setting the seam. Great tip!!!

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    No, I have never heard this. I will have to try it. Thanks for sharing!

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