Pressing Matters


Posted on July 18th, by Amy in sewing. 14 comments

There are times when I skip the pressing, but usually I go through all the motions for the best possible outcome.

Starch is still a favorite tool for crisp fabric, and great points! This is a pile of fabric waiting to be cut, after starching.

I’ve streamlined my process when pressing to one side, so that I don’t have to touch the pieces as many times.  It’s turned into a big time-saver for me, and thought I should share!

I layer pieces in a fan, I’m able to press the seam as I need it and continue to get it nice and flat while I add the next piece.

As long as I get it right the first time, it all works great!

I’ve tried to instruct Ella (my sometimes helper) in this manner, but she’s not interested.

What do you think?

Thanks for stopping by!

Amy





14 thoughts on “Pressing Matters

  1. I sometimes do that and it works great. Anything that saves time. I have to say though, I do enjoy ironing right up to the finished top, then I am not so crazy about it.

  2. I am accustomed to thinking about chain piecing, but not chain pressing–thanks for making me think outside the box! I’m going to try this right away!

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