Do not iron! It isn't laundry. (Heavy ironing or use of steam can distort delecate quilt pieces or blocks. You can use steam, spray starch or heavy ironing on the fabric before you cut it, but not after.) Move the iron gently against the seam in the direction of the straight of grain.
thanks, for the reinforcement of pressing... I also saw this in one of the tutitorials... asa newbie all this stuff helps/gmakitty
thanks for the information, appreciate it/ gmakitty
Thanks for reminding me that this discussion is here. I'll try to think of more things to add.
No need to pull out the thread, cut and hold onto it when you sew the next seam. Saves thread, too!
This is a great idea! Thank you so much!
You're welcome! It's not original with me. I've had this tip from a number of different quilting teachers.
thanks for sharing/gmakitty
A small square of batting comes in handy next to the sewing machine or on a table next to where you are sitting, to hold little bits of thread and fabric for easy disposal.