I hope you all had a nice weekend! Are you all caught up on your quilts?
Alrighty…who is ready for the next step? This one is an easy one! All I want you to do today is get out that iron! (Oh, and those super-cute, half-square triangles you’ve just made! Don’t you just love how those look?)
The key to a good pressing (I think anyway) is to “lift and press…lift and press.” You don’t want to run your iron all over the square like you normally might because it may pull too much on your fabric and distort it.
I always learned that a general rule of thumb in quilting is to press your seams towards the darker side. Some patterns may tell you otherwise so if you are creating other quilts it may give suggestions for which way to iron them. For today…let’s iron them towards the darker fabric.
Step 1: Press your seam towards the darker fabric. Your “square” will now look like the 2nd photo, with little portions of fabric sticking out beyond the square. I also like to press on the front, too.
Step 2: Simply take your rotary cutter or scissors and cut that excess fabric right off! Ba-bye! NOW you have a really cute square, don’t you?
Set aside and do all those other things on your mile-long list of to-do’s. (You have one of those lists like mine, don’t you?)
I’ll be back with the next steps shortly because this is when it gets really fun!!