When I began to make quilts, I had no idea at all what all the fuss was about seams. Quilters seem obsessed with seams (ha ha).
There is a lot of conflicting information about the best way to manage seams, should they be pressed open or to the side? I have tried both and actually found both have their merits. I find that if I want to match seams accurately, this is easier with them pressed to opposing sides, however I find it easier to quilt, whether by machine or hand, if the seams are open. So I find that I use both methods, sometimes even in the same quilt!
I found this video from McCalls Quilting quite useful as a foundation for pressing seams, so I thought I would share it with you good people. click here
Do share your own tips on how you press your seams and if you have any special equipment like mini-irons etc.
Lisa at The Quilting Bird
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