I must admit I am a bit obsess with my seams ...
The first Swoon Block I made did not look great, and after a few tries, here's what I came up with. I thought to share how I pressed the seams with you in the hope that it may be useful to some of you.
I suppose this technique could be used or adapted to different blocks as well.
The idea is to reduce the bulk at the intersection of the seams by evenly distributing the weight of the fabric, that way you get a perfect (or almost) flat quilt block.
1. All HSTs units were pressed seams open.
2. All seams on the flying geese units were pressed toward the sky.
3. The seams were pressed in alternating directions, see image below.
Here are a couple of helpful links you might like and inspired me:
How to pop your seams Great video by Adriane at On The Windy Side, this tutorial by Hip to be a Square and How to make a perfect four patch quilt block by April.
There it is, you get a nice flat quilt block.
I am glad to say that I finished my Swoon Quilt Top yesterday (happy happy). I wasn't able to take a picture before I leave FL, so proper picture coming soon.
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