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    Super video! Thanks for the link.
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    I sew enjoyed watching this video. Thanks, Annika.
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    That was really good, but on my Kindle the volume kept going in and out (why was she walking around outside and in her car sometimes?) It did not make impossible to hear, just a little annoying. Oh oh--quilt police!! I learned I have never pressed correctly! Never was told to finger press every seam before the final pressing.

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    Thanks for sharing this video. I am going to try her ironing method. I'm sure that it will help my blocks stay square. What she said and demonstrated makes a lot of sense.

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    I am currently working on fiddly little blocks. Nine 2_inch hourglass squares sashed into a 6 1/2 block. Using this "finger press open like playing a piano" really helps. And no swishing of the iron. I really see a difference. Thanks Annika!
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    I wonder if it matters if you swish the iron when pressing yardage? I usually iron yardage like I iron a shirt.

    Finger pressing really does help keep things neat. And sometimes you want to move on with piecing instead of stopping to press each 2-3" unit seam.

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    If you've watched any of Donna Jordan's tutorials, you'll note she stresses the finger pressing.

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    Donna Jordan made me a devotee of finger pressing. It makes a big difference.
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