Pressing Tip

One of the most significant things I have done to improve my quilting has been to make a good pressing surface. Yesterday I was working on some blocks and rather than grab my pressing board which was in the other room, I used my ironing board. After pressing a few seams, I was motivated to take the extra few steps and get my pressing board. Wow! what a difference it makes. So, I thought I’d show you that video from the Sharon Schamber Network this morning. It makes all the difference in the world.

I’m babysitting today and tomorrow, so probably won’t get any stitching done. I will have a lot of fun with a cute little girl though.  

Author: Marjorie Busby

My blog is about helping other quilters learn to use great tools in their quilting through what I can teach and through finding other bloggers who have good information. In addition, I am a mother and grandmother. Other hobbies include any other stitchery which makes me happy at the moment. I worked in clinical research for most of my career. I am now retired and enjoying every minute.

2 thoughts on “Pressing Tip”

  1. Good clip, Marjorie! I had my husband find me a big piece of wood (turned out to be laminated OSB, about 50″ x 18″) from his manufacturing plant for my own big ironing board. He bolted it to my ironing board frame and I covered it with one layer of batting and then one layer of quilting fabric (because I wanted a theme in the sewing room to keep things kind of visually tidy…used a buff and white large floral fabric for the ironing board and the sewing machine covers). I just took my big staplegun and stapled the batting and fabric in place. Using a thicker fabric like pillow ticking would have been better (more grippy) and when I need to recover I will use a blue and white striped heavy cotton ticking fabric.

    My favourite Sharon video is Hand Basting a Quilt, on YouTube. A very clever alternative to laying your quilts out on the floor, bed or table for basting. Easy on the back, too!

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