Monday, July 05, 2010

It's Done! Just Have A Pressing Question

Well, except for one last seam and the top corners.  Here's where I truly need help..the pressing part.

Here's the top:

And here's the back:

How do you press the seams so they look nice?  Do I press them open or to one side?  Or have the seams pressed opposite each other?   I really have tried to press as I go but the seams don't lie flat.

I will NEVER do this quilt again.  Having blocks finish at 1.5 inches isn't hard.  It just takes FOREVER!

3 comments:

Anita - aka Granny Patches said...

Do you know how to press a rosette intersection? It would mean a little more work but the seams would be very flat. Try this link and scroll way down to the part about pressing the seams. I hope this link works.

http://anitaestes.blogspot.com/2010/01/ten-to-what.html

Rhonda said...

Congratulations....I knew you could finish it. My suggestion for pressing is press the seams open if you can...maybe use a little starch to help but test that out that starch on a scrap first. I think pressing the seams to one side would make the quilt look wobbly or bulky....I just sayin'.

Trish said...

Holy Cow... That's quite an accomplishment! Congratulations!