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    Ironing fabric pieces

    Hi Just a curious question here .... does it make any difference if you press quilting pieces with steam iron or dry? Is there a preference? Love your videos!!

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    As long as you press and not iron I don't think there is any difference. Just a personal choice.
    Dena
    I took up Quilting and gave up cooking!
    Dena

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      Thanks Dena. I am sure while watching several of Jenny's quilting videos on You Tube that her iron was set on steam. Perhaps I was wrong, but wondered if it was advisable or not. Generally I do just use dry hot iron to press unless there are a lot of creases in fabric. Think I'll go with which ever method seems to suit the purpose best at the time. ~~ Joanne

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        I have a piece of wood block that I have used on seams to get them as flat as possible. Steam the seam pressing them open, then press again with the wood block. That's a tailor"s trick I saw once.
        Have a Sewonderful Day,
        Mary T.

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          #5
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          Nice idea! Thank you, Mary

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            Steam or dry is an individual preference. My quilting instructor taught no steam, so that's what I do. If I have a troublesome seam, esp. where HSTs meet, I use the Clover Pen or a tiny squirt of the Best Press Starch & press--no back & forth movements. JCY

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              If your fabric is cut on the bias use a dry iron. Too much steam will make the bias edge go stretchy and you'll lose the shape.

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                Originally posted by Sheena View Post
                If your fabric is cut on the bias use a dry iron. Too much steam will make the bias edge go stretchy and you'll lose the shape.
                That's good to know. I'll have to remember that. Thanks.
                Hugs,
                Joanne

                There are no mistakes, only happy accidents. - Bob Ross

                A girl needs to surround herself with TONS of happiness.
                Happiness = fabric!:icon_woohoo:

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