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Carol from Pittsburgh posted on Fri, Apr 11 2014 7:06 PM

In videos that I've seen, the quilter presses a seam before opening up the two pieces of fabric, then presses again afterwards. What's the reason for pressing the first time? I don't see any difference from when it's only pressed after opening up the fabric pieces.

 

 

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From my understanding the first pressing is to set the seam so it won't pull apart with stress and press flat with little bulk.

Kerry g

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