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Well I promise this is not Fake News because it’s absolutely true, pressing is one of the key three skills that we need to perfect when we become quilters. I remember being very blasé about it when I was new and innocent and hadn’t really taken the time to truly understand the skill that it…

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Perfect points make your patchwork look so great. It’s what we all want, but how do you achieve it? Read on – and download a free summary or a free one-page try-out pattern if you would like to keep this for future reference. Catherine Wheel – pattern available from my Shop Pressing diagonal seams It…

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June Tailor Press-Mate I recently bought the June Tailor Press-Mate, I thought it looked good for squaring up blocks when pressing. I bought it on Amazon and I didn’t read the reviews first! I always read the reviews but for some reason I read them after placing my order. Well the reviews weren’t good, had…

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When piecing fabrics, it is essential to press each seam as it is stitched. Firstly, press the seam flat on the wrong side before opening the pieces, to set the stitches. Left hand block has had first press Then, on right side of the fabric, press both seams towards the darker fabric using tip of…

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Achieving perfect points in patchwork is a great goal. The key involves knowing when to break one of the rules that you may have been taught! Beginners are often taught to “always press behind the darker fabric” – to avoid the possibility of a “shadow” showing through the paler fabric. This is still a good,…

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First impression, a well presented plastic bottle with screwtop & seperate spray unit containing approx half a litre. On opening, a very pleasant ‘Linen Fresh’ fragrance, without being overpowering.  The spray nozzle unit is easy to apply to the bottle but the open/shut nozzle is a little stiff to twist round. There is no stickiness…

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Do you ever discover a nasty little pleat on a diagonal seam where it hasn’t opened out properly? Here is an ironing tip to avoid this: