Amy By: Amy

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christmas quilt 2009 ~ question for you all ~ which way do you iron your seams? open or to one side?

  • seesuestitch 6y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Coffee, Crafts & Embroidery, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • kerri 6y

    oh, pretty!!
  • jo 6y

    I iron my seams open - but somtimes if the seam wants to lie to one side naturally I let it be!
  • Stitchliterate 6y

    Usually press towards the darker fabric, unless it's a complicated piecing - those have their own logic, lol.
  • Mette 6y

    I do both depending on the fabrics and the colours.
  • Diddi 6y

    I usually iron them towards the darker fabric too...
  • Marie-Louise 6y

    Oh, it looks so incredible cosy, just as a x-massy quilt should be ;-)
  • itsSewjodie 6y

    I love this quilt. Beautiful!
  • moline 6y

    Just perfect!
  • Jeannette 6y

    So so pretty! The best Christmas quilt ever. ♥ it!
  • Laurraine Yuyama 5y

    I try to iron my seems to the side that I will be stitching over that way it reinforces all the seems at the same time. Good for stitching in the ditch.

    Definitely away from any white or thin fabrics. But definitely together. If the seem thread breaks later then the bit of fabric overlap will keep the batting from showing. It is also stronger if you press them together rather than open.

    When I am doing my binding however, I sew the strips together on an angle and iron the seams open to avoid bulk..

    Your quilt is fantastic! :o)
  • Laurraine Yuyama 5y

    I forgot to mention if I am using two different thicknesses of fabric (for example quilting cotton and thicker linen) I will iron the seams away from the thicker one so that the thicker fabric stays flat creating a flatter seam...
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