“It’s a waste of time. I’ll just iron it when I’m done.”
The first time I heard someone say this I audibly gasped, horrified that anyone would put off pressing. But the mm-hmming of those around me made me realize that it was a common sentiment.
As a long-time garment sewist, the need to press as-you-go has been drilled into me, but many quilters and new garment sewists don’t realize the difference it can make in the final outcome.
Because I can be a bit fanatical (I prefer devout) about this aspect of sewing and quilting, Sam Hunter of Hunter’s Design Studio invited me to share my experience and tips in her Back to School Blog Hop. If you haven’t checked out Cheryl’s post about the quilter’s knot or Peta’s post about diagonal quilt backs, go check them out. And make sure to follow along with the rest of these talented quilters and sewists: Continue reading “The Importance of Pressing”