I shorten my stitch length when I plan on pressing seams open. Learned that from Leah Day.

I like to use Best Press starch in unscented. I water it down to 4 parts water and 1 part starch. I like it better that way.

And if you have a lot of bias edges, do a stay stitch 1/8 inch from edge. Learned that from Eleanor Burns.

I also have a machine that tries to flip the seams! If it's not a problem I let it go but if it increases the bulk I rip it out and sew it again. I quilted one quilt for a friend that did not decrease bulk in the seams and my needle got stuck 3 different times!