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NellLaCaze 09-29-2011 04:53 PM

I am trying to do a quilt as you go- (this is my quilt) I was wondering if you have to press with iron the folds that you connect to the next block. If I do wouldn't that flatten the batting in between the top and backing? I think I might need a sewing machine that will sew a straight line. LOL

spinnergs 09-29-2011 04:55 PM

I think it always sews easier if you press first, less likely to get puckered seams.

purplemem 09-29-2011 04:58 PM

I always press mine, no wrinkles but doesn't help my quality of sewing. Still a baby at quilting on machine.

miriam 09-30-2011 12:13 AM

Some times you can find an inexpensive all metal vintage sewing machine on Craig's List - some of us on here use them for quilting. http://www.quiltingboard.com/virtual...jsp?vsnum=1013 There is a lot of info - read before you buy a machine. You do not need to begin with an expensive collectable - there are others that work fine too.

ckcowl 09-30-2011 04:35 AM

the batting will (fluff) back up when the quilt is washed/dried...it does not hurt your batting to press it- some people actually always press their batts before using them.

Raggiemom 09-30-2011 04:44 AM

I was told to press mine every step of the way. I do use a fairly flat batting though.

PaperPrincess 09-30-2011 05:25 AM

When you wash it it will fluff back up.

QuiltE 09-30-2011 05:37 AM

You would need to be careful if using a poly batt ..... you could damage/melt it with a hot iron!

NellLaCaze 09-30-2011 02:42 PM

I pressed pieces that I am using my as my backing and the batting got in the way. Hmmmm don't think that I am going to try that again. The way that I am doing my quilt (it is my first) is doing the 9 square and then putting the batting and back on then sew the 3 together and then go on to the next square. Don't know how it will turn out. My squares came out to be 13 1/2 inches a piece.

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