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  • Larger presseing surface

    I found a project on Pinterest where you take an ordinary ironing board, measure it, go to the lumber store to get a board cut to size, & gather batting & fabric to make a large pressing surface for quilting. I would like to try it but I'm concerned. I tested my ironing board by pressing...
    Posted to Ask Quilting Questions Here (Forum) by Rhenious on Wed, Jul 8 2015
  • Re: Pressing Seams

    I say ditto to this! Pressing seams to the side so they lock together works great and helps with "stitch in the ditch.". The one exception is when several seams come together at a certain point, like a Lemoyne star.. Also, the little 4 patch idea is great to reduce bulk- just be careful not...
    Posted to Ask Quilting Questions Here (Forum) by Charlotte Hickman on Mon, Nov 15 2010
  • Re: Pressing Seams

    [quote user="Ruth"] Hi. I'm totally new to this group, but when I saw this question I thought I could give one "con" for open seams. Open seams and "stitch in the ditch" (SID) when quilting the layers together, do not go well together. SID does wonderful things for the...
    Posted to Ask Quilting Questions Here (Forum) by Diane Morgan on Tue, Oct 19 2010
  • Pressing Seams

    I've been watching a lot of online videos and I've noticed some quilters press their seams open. It would seem that it would make for a flatter top. Does anyone have any pros and cons for open seams vs pressing to one side?
    Posted to Ask Quilting Questions Here (Forum) by Diane Morgan on Tue, Oct 19 2010
  • Re: pressing seams.....

    Hi Betsy, I'm not familiar with the orion Star, but one bit of advice that may help is, it's okay to press seams open. And if the center of the star is bulky you can clip stitches in the seam allowance that are preventing the seam allowances from folding back. I need to make a video of that!...
    Posted to Ask Quilting Questions Here (Forum) by Jodie Davis on Sun, May 31 2009
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