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Old 08-16-2010, 11:28 PM
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i plan to quilt in the ditch on a medallion with 6x6 inch squares in 3 rows arround ---do i have to press all the seams open or can i do the one row pressed opposite to the other[so they lock together] i have the special pfaff foot for stitching in the ditch but not yet used it
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Old 08-17-2010, 02:26 AM
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i would press a row in one direction then the next opposite so the seams lock. i only press seams open when bulk is a problem or if a pattern instructs you to do so for some reason(and then sometimes i ignore them) but locking seams is much easier to put together.

it is going to be beautiful!
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Old 08-17-2010, 02:39 AM
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[quote=ckcowl]i would press a row in one direction then the next opposite so the seams lock. i only press seams open when bulk is a problem or if a pattern instructs you to do so for some reason(and then sometimes i ignore them) but locking seams is much easier to put together.

The quilt is going to be gorgeous,the colours are beautiful, please post pictures when finished.
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Old 08-17-2010, 03:46 AM
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The advise I got from LQS, was to press seams open if your meandering/ stippling, and press alternate sides to create a ditch to stitch in. Nice quilt by the way.
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Old 08-17-2010, 07:44 AM
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I tried the SID foot that came with my Brother once but found I could not get right into the ditch. It only has the foot on one side. A full foot presses down on both sides of the seam and (for me) allow me to get right in there. You might want to try on a scrap first.

I've always heard to press to one side and sew on the "lower" side.
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Old 08-17-2010, 09:52 AM
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I am a renegade LOL I press seams open and to the side, however I feel it will make the quilt top go together easier.

I like to use a wobble stitch for SID. It is a VERY narrow zig zag (almost a straight stitch) and I catch the fabric on either side of the seam. I havent had a problem using this with seams pressed open or to the side. It is also way more forgiving if you are off a bit than a straight stitch is :wink:

I don't like "having" to stitch only on one side of the seam line, it doesn't always work out evenly spaced on some quilt patterns, so I started using this method :D:D:D
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I like that wobble stitch idea. I have only tried playing around with SITD with non-invisible thread and I'm not good at it.
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It makes a cute, but subtle design element on the back too :D:D:D
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Old 08-17-2010, 12:24 PM
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Whoa, Amma, you must be very accurate to pick up fabric on either side! I also press to whatever side, (or open) looks and feels best.
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Old 08-17-2010, 07:31 PM
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I usually press to the side. It does seem to work better for me.
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