Jennie Rayment and Valerie Nesbitt discuss the merits of pressing the patchwork seams open or leaving them closed.
Seams open or seams closed?
Jennie has years of twiddling, fiddling, nipping and tucking her fabrics. She is in no doubt that you need to press seams open for this style of work. Valerie however came to machine patchwork from hand sewing where seams remain closed for strength.
Enjoy the merits and discussions by these two on their differing approach to sewing patchwork but on one thing they are agreed – the result is king and the choice is yours – and the quilt police do not check inside the quilt!