3 Pressing Techniques for the Flattest Blocks
Learn the Why Behind Each One for Better Results!
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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Thanks for the great lesson!
Thank you so much for the pressing hints! I, too, have the wonky block problem. Can’t wait to give your pressing hints a try!
Nice!! Hope this helps!!
Thank you for enlightening us with your wisdom and experience.
Love your tips!!!!!
Love the tip! I’ll do it on my next project, Thank You.
Love the video!
Liked your video. Now I know how to iron. Thank you
Going to give it a try today
Wonderful educational video. Will use pressing method tonight in a quilting class I am taking.
What a great video. Thank you. I will definitely be using these techniques.
Thank you. Great presentation.
Very interesting. I learned from your post.
I’m looking forward to learning more easy tips.
Thank you for your ironing tips. Now I know how to resolve some of my wonky blocks.
Awesome ironing tip. Thank you.
Enjoy your video.
I really appreciate your expert advice regarding pressing. Your enthusiasm and humour are wonderful boosters to help remember the techniques!
Thanks for the ironing tips!!
Loved your video. I will follow your ironing tips for distortion free flatter blocks. Thank you!
Thanks so much for this video and demonstrating the finger press method for seams. NOW I understand !
Thanks for the tip
This site is my favorite. Do what you have always done best.
Wonderful hints I will start using immediately. Thank you 😊
This was a great video on pressing blocks!
That made great sense! You’re my go to teacher now! Thanks for the time you put into these videos and techniques. BTW. . I love Violet Craft. ☺
Very good video
I will definitely try these techniques.
Great video on ironing thanks
Thank you so much. I am new to quilting..what great tips.
I will definitely try your method. Thank you!
This is a fantastic tip! Thanks
Great video can’t wait to try this pressing technique
I am new to quilting: making my first baby quilt. This will help me, thanks for you help.
Love your ideas!!
So simple, so effective!!
I’m new to quilting and definitely guilty of swishing! Look forward to trying this. In fact, I’m going to make a mug rug today and test this method.
Great video, easy to understand and imitate! I agree, ironing techniques make an enormous difference in the end product♡
Great video and very easy to understand. I appreciate the tips.
interesting info, thank you
This was very interesting. Love it. Thanks
Thanks for the great tip, will definitely use your method!!
Thank you! I’ve been swishing—and not finger pressing—for years. I’m looking forward to my next project and using your advice! Thanks again!😊