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Thread: Seams pressed open

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    Junior Member psthreads's Avatar
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    I just made a baby quilt pressing the seams open. I like the way it looks, but it is really time consuming. I will probably
    do both in the future.

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    I agree with sewmary...do what worked the first time. I remember always doing my binding the way a lady in my group showed me and I was never really happy with it and one day someone saved me...she asked me why I did it that way? I told her that's the way so & so showed me. Well she showed me "her" way and that's how I do it to this day!! So do what works for you. There's always 20 different ways to do something in quilting!!
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    In so far as seam pressing, I agree with everyone; do whichever works best in the project at hand. What no one has mentioned and has me interested is your statement about not sewing from edge to edge but only sewing seam allowance to seam allowance. I have not heard about that, except in cases where one is making Y seams or mitering corners. In all other cases, I have always sewn edge to edge. Since I am a family-self-board taught quilter, is this something I have missed learning about as I went along? Can anyone enlighten me about this type of piecing in cases other than I have mentioned?
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    I press to one side. I have no patience for open pressing. I have not found it made a major issue with my hand quilting. When I match I try to have the seams go to opposite sides. I find this helps me match seams

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    whatever works for you is fine... and if you like how it looks ... no quilt police will come tell you to rip it out.. so do what you feel comfortable with...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ckcowl View Post
    so...was there a question involved?
    there are no hard-set rules when it comes to quilting- there are no quilt police- you can do it any way you want-in any manner that works for you-
    sometimes it is recommended to press seams to one side so you can easily nest adjacent pieces & get good points/joins- but people manage to do it with their seams pressed open too- it is your project- your hobby- do it the way you like and enjoy the process---don't concern yourself with how (barb down the street) does it


    I agree with this......good answer!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wildyard View Post
    In so far as seam pressing, I agree with everyone; do whichever works best in the project at hand. What no one has mentioned and has me interested is your statement about not sewing from edge to edge but only sewing seam allowance to seam allowance. I have not heard about that, except in cases where one is making Y seams or mitering corners. In all other cases, I have always sewn edge to edge. Since I am a family-self-board taught quilter, is this something I have missed learning about as I went along? Can anyone enlighten me about this type of piecing in cases other than I have mentioned?
    I was told in HAND PIECING to sew from seam allowance to seam allowance but in machine stitching to sew from edge to edge so that's what I did.

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