Setting Your Seams Will Improve Your Patchwork

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This One Pressing Tip Can Make a Big Difference!

Improve your piecing by setting seams before you press them open or to the side. This one step can make all the difference in your finished blocks.





How does it help? It has to do with the seam itself taking up space and creating little hills next to the seam as it’s pressed. For a better explanation see this excellent article from The Spruce.

Or, as Julie Cefalu of The Crafty Quilter explains:

“What does this do? It sinks (or sets) your stitches into the fabric and really allows your seam to be pressed flat in the next step. It also smooths out any wrinkles or puckers which can be caused by tension issues or uneven stitches.”

Learn how Julie sets seams in the following article.

Click here for the “Setting Seams and Other Pressing Tips” article.

The following video from Quiltbugs shows you exactly how it’s done. Quick, easy and well worth the effort.

 

 

 



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