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Thread: Which way to press

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    Junior Member Suzan Larrimore's Avatar
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    I am piecing a back for my latest finished top. I know how long and how wide. I just can't find which way to press the seams. Opened or closed? It is a very basic 8" finished strip. I will be machine quilting.

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    I always press the seam open on my backs, keeps seams laying flat and even.

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    if you are concerned about bulk in the seam areas pressing them open will help keep it to a minimum. pressing to one side would add an extra layer at each seam which may or may not be a factor when quilting. i think it is still personal choice and makes more difference if you are hand quilting...you want to reduce bulk, machine quilting doesn't really make that big of a difference. for backings i almost always press the seams open, i'm a long-armer and it helps the backing to roll evenly when loaded.

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