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Question on machine/frame quilting

Old 09-17-2011, 04:22 AM
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When quilting on a machine with frame...do you iron the seams open or to one side?
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Old 09-17-2011, 04:26 AM
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i do whatever is best for ease and block construction.

some blocks must have their seams pressed open to avoid bulk when joining.

the machine on a frame doesn't have a problem going over seams because it has a hopping foot.
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Old 09-17-2011, 05:54 AM
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I prefer to have the seams to one side. I think it gives the quilting more strength.
It may be just in my mind.
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Old 09-17-2011, 06:03 AM
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For the top --- one side and as others suggested. I don't know about it giving "strength", but I do know it keeps your top from having the stitching show.......

If you piece the back, do 1/2" seams and press open. I didn't think that would be so important until I did the last quilt -- the back was pieced with 5 different fabrics and it was a nightmare!!
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Old 09-17-2011, 10:03 AM
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I iron to the side. One benefit is that if the thread ever breaks and the fabric starts to pull apart, I can't see the batting.
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