For accurately sized and square blocks (and tops) you need three things: accurate cutting, straight and consistent 1/4″ seams, and a good pressing technique.
Improper pressing can cause blocks to be a tad distorted and wonky. They can even end up a bit too small.
In the following video Karen from Just Get It Done Quilts demonstrates three of the best pressing techniques. While you may already be using one or more of them, her explanation of the “why” behind each one is invaluable.
You may find that you’re inspired to tweak your pressing method, and achieve flatter, straighter blocks by doing so.
Watch as Karen walks you through it. We especially appreciate her explanation of finger pressing, as well as her insights into the correct height for your ironing board (among other things!).
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