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    "Setting the seam"

    What's the purpose? Do you do it?

    #2
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    I do and find that my stuff will lay flatter

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      #3
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      I do set my seams. I do it because Jenny does it for the most part. I think it makes the stitches lay better. But who knows! LOL

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        #4
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        They say setting the seam makes the threads bury in the fabric. Just try to rip after you set the seam, yes the threads do bury! I just find it works so much better if you do it! Makes for a much flatter block/top.

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          #5
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          They say setting the seam allows the thread to bond with the fabric. I do think the seams lay much flatter. And it is much harder to rip it out after setting the seam, so maybe it does work.
          Karen
          Life is short - Live everyday to the fullest

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            #6
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            Originally posted by Kgrammiecaz View Post
            They say setting the seam allows the thread to bond with the fabric. I do think the seams lay much flatter. And it is much harder to rip it out after setting the seam, so maybe it does work.
            Karen, we are sharing a brain today!

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              #7
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              Yes, I do. Same reason - the seams lie flatter.
              If you are not willing to learn, no one can help you. If you are determined to learn, no one can stop you.- Zig Ziglar

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                #8
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                I do for the above reasons!
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                Sigmund Freud

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                  #9
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                  Originally posted by Jean Sewing Machine View Post
                  Karen, we are sharing a brain today!
                  that's too funny - same post time, same post info.......
                  Karen
                  Life is short - Live everyday to the fullest

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                    #10
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                    Yes, I do, the same as all the above^^^^
                    Maureen 

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                      #11
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                      What all the experts above said. I was making HSTs out of scraps. Some I set/pressed, some hadn't been pressed. I decided I didn't like the combination of solid with the print. So I ripped them. And learned the hard way.

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                        #12
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                        Thanks for the info - I don't always do it and wasn't sure what the rationale was. Now I'll have to do some experimenting!

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                          #13
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                          I absolutely do it with every seam. Every single one. It makes all the difference in the world when you finish the block. Seams lie flatter and iron open to the fullest.
                          Tenacity: The quality or fact of being very determined; determination.

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                            #14
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                            I have to join in with the setting the seam gang!

                            I sett every seam I sew and it lays flatter.
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                            The stash to make a quilt to help me cope,
                            A quilt to give to comfort those I love in times of hurt, fear and uncertainty.
                            And the courage to keep on sewing when life itself seems held together by a single thread of hope.

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                              #15
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                              I do try to set seams and like the others have learned the difference it makes.
                              However I don't always press to one side or the other (or open) because depending on what I'm doing I like the option of changing things up in the block orientation. If the seam is already pressed to one side (like directions say) then it will be wrong when I flip it up side down as compared to where I'm sewing it to.
                              My machine doesn't like it when all the seams go one way like that.

                              Of course I could avoid that by ironing everything open, but that's too much like work.
                              Sonic is learning to sew and quilt. .....:icon_noob:

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