Uncategorized Pressing Matters January 14, 2020 Laura Leave a comment Accurate pressing is just as important as accurate seams in producing well pieced quilt blocks. Even scrap blocks need accurate pressing or they will pucker along the edges, making them hard to join together. Inaccurate Piecing Note under the tip of the iron how the seam is pleated and needs pressing flat. To avoid those pleated seams, first press from the wrong side, as shown, to set the seam. Doing this will aid in producing a crisp, flat seam on the top side. When you turn the piece over and press from the top side, you can use the tip of the iron to “dig” into the seam-line and spread the seam flat. There are many tools, aids and irons available to improve and make accurate pressing easier. Mary Ellen’s Best press is great for getting out stubborn creases. And I stick with Black and Decker, because they steam good, and the two Managers of Operation have animated discussion on the ironing board, and irons have been the casualties. PunkinIrby Angels, arent they.