Have you ever produced quilt blocks that were a bit wavy or that had bulky intersections? Less-than-flat blocks lead to a top that’s not entirely flat and a finished quilt that’s not as nice as it could be.
While some of that will “quilt out”, in general the flatter the blocks the more smooth and polished the quilt will be. While careful cutting and piecing are key to producing flat blocks, the following three pro tips will ensure that all of your blocks are as flat as possible.
All three tips have to do with pressing. For starters, while good pressing is vitally important, pressing the seams open instead of to one side will reduce bulk and produce flatter blocks.
If you prefer to press to the side, press those seams open that will produce bulky spots.
There are other benefits to pressing seams open, as well, which are covered in the following article originally provided by Bluprint.
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