Saturday, April 25, 2009

Crossing over from the quilting dark side.


When I first learned to quilt, everything I read and was told was that you MUST press to the dark side. I figured it must be a very important quilting law, so as a law-abiding quilter, I ALWAYS pressed to the dark side. Then I had a class with Nancy Brenan Daniel a few weeks ago and HORRORS!!!!! She suggested pressing the seams open. Well, I thought for sure the quilting police were going to bust into the room and take all our toys away. Fortunatly, we kept it really quiet and the were no arrests. Anyway, this is the back side of the little dolly blanket I started yesterday. I pressed all the seams open. Please don't report me.

5 comments:

Kathleen said...

you are SO in trouble!!!

Kathleen said...

Seriously, though, did she have any comments on the whys of either way? Was matching seams any easier? or harder?

Yfs said...

I like that side better

kwiltmakr said...

I had to learn to "press to the dark side" when I started quilting too. Everyone recommended it but after sewing clothes for years, I guess I couldn't understand why. I would think the seams would lay flatter and reduce the bulk in some places and yes seams would match better. What was her recommendations for quilting?

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

And even the seams are pretty now. Too bad you have to cover them up with batting and a backing. We won't tell anyone about your (gasp) open seams......