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    Batting Beauty

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    Default tip pressing seams open

    After I found out about starch I`ve been using it ,Attachment 125053Attachment 125053 I now press seams open but even with a little steam could not get them flat so picked up a 3.00 makeup brush at walmart and it works great painting on a little and letting it soaking and putting the iron back on
    you also flip it so not so much startch gets on your iron but I just cool iron and wipe with a wet cloth
    hope this helps someone
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    I don`t know how I got 2the same pix as I wanted to show the back but you get the idea.
    Last edited by grma33; January 27th, 2016 at 10:08 AM.

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    Batting Beauty

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    Default Re: tip pressing seams open

    Attachment 125054here is the back

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    ty for the tip. I can see that this would be most helpful
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    Default Re: tip pressing seams open

    Do you have a "stick?" They are flat on one side and round on other and I'd you press on top of round side, it opens seams.

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    Default Re: tip pressing seams open

    Another tip I just found was after you press your block, place a large ruler or several books on top of it until it cools. Seams are really flat. You can do this with or without steam. I use steam and it works great.

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    I saw a tip someplace that after you press your block you take a ruler larger than your entire block and set it on top of your hot pressed block until it cools down. The steam from pressing and the weight of the ruler really flattens your block nice. The ruler will steam up a little forum underneath but is not damaged at all. I just use my large 12x12 omni grid ruler with the yellow lines that I don't like. You just have to remember not to get your iron too close to the ruler or it will melt. This tip works whether your seams are pressed open or to one side.

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    I really should have coffee before I check the forum. I see the tip I just posted was already mentioned by Elsy. Oh oops. I'll have that coffee now!

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    Batting Beauty

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    Default Re: tip pressing seams open

    yes I have a dowel cut in half covered in flannel
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    Love these tips always great to learn and or remind me thanks Cecelia

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    Default Re: tip pressing seams open

    great tip and I just heard about using starch after all these years. Now I have to get some. Are we talking spray starch or do I need starch the material in my machine and then iron?

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