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Pressing tip I learned last weekend

Old 07-23-2013, 02:10 PM
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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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Old 07-23-2013, 02:15 PM
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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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Old 07-23-2013, 02:17 PM
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I didn't know it either. You learn so much from this board. I love it.
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Old 07-23-2013, 02:22 PM
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That's a great tip! Thanks for posting.
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Old 07-23-2013, 03:07 PM
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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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Old 07-23-2013, 03:11 PM
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thanks great tip might save me burnt fingers
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Old 07-23-2013, 03:59 PM
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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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Old 07-23-2013, 08:24 PM
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Great tip, thank you!!!!
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Old 07-25-2013, 03:23 AM
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Thank you for sharing.
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Old 07-25-2013, 03:26 AM
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New to me, too! Will try it on my next project.
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