I want to continue the conversation on flannel quilts for a couple more tips. I press my seams open for most of the blocks. If the flannel is lighter weight, I might press to one side instead. But most often, I press open!
With the borders on a flannel quilt, I press as I do with regular cotton, toward the border strip. A couple reasons for open seams……it reduces the bulk at the cross seams and this is very helpful when longarm quilting. I like the border seams pressed towards the borders because I often stitch in the ditch for the borders. Pressing to one side makes stitching in the ditch easier, in my opinion!
#1 – Press block seams open on flannel for a flatter finish.
#2 – Press flannel border seams to one side. Easier for stitching in the ditch.
Below is a Brilliant Ribbon Pillow that Cheryl G. made in my Ribbon Pillow Zoom class. This was my practice class for Zoom. I’ll be announcing Zoom classes later in July. Keep a look out!! The Brilliant Ribbon Pillow is a free download on my website.