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snpyrunner Posted: Fri, Nov 30 2012 10:44 AM

When sewing many small pieces together, instead of running back and forth to iron your seam, use something hard like a bone folder to crease or "iron" the edge.  This saves time and is especially useful when you are making pieced blocks, unless of course you prefer the exercise!

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Patti replied on Fri, Nov 30 2012 10:54 AM

Hi snpyrunner.  Welcome to the group.  Good tip.  I used to have the ironing board downstairs, and my machine upstairs.  It was good exercise.  I like your idea better.


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Hi snpyrunner, it is nice to meet you. Thanks for sharing your tip...

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Debbie replied on Fri, Nov 30 2012 12:32 PM

Luckily, my ironing board is in the same room as my sewing machine.  but I do just finger press the seams and then iron when I have a stack.  Hadn't thought about a bone folder but do have a book holder that was given to me, by a friend at work because I would use the TV remote to hold my book open.  It's made of leather and quite heavy, about 6 inches long so it would work like a paperweight. 

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gini replied on Sun, Dec 2 2012 12:24 AM

Hi spy welcome to the group

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Yes, I do like th exercise:) I also put my finished blocks downstairs, and run upstairs to continue and so on.


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