Why do you need a perfect wrong side of your quilt if nobody watches it? I know at least three answers.
- To quilt a project with evenly distributed seams is much easier: the stitch lays smoother, the needle does not “wag” and does not break on the thickenings.
- Every stitch looks great after final wet heat treatment.
- The feeling of deep satisfaction from a job well done cannot be discounted either. For me this point is almost fundamental.
Here is my short tutorial dedicated the problem.
One-patch-block With Perfect Wrong Side
- Prepare fabris squares. I use the classical 2х2in with 1/2in seams.
- Join the squares into strips of required length.
Compile the strips as you would like to join them.
- Turn on an iron. Now take the first strip and press (not iron!) seams changing its direction: first one towards left, second one towards right, etc.
The second strip seams press towards other direction (right-left-right…).
Here are the seams after press:
Note: after pressing that squares with seams on wrong side look more volume compared to squares without seams. This property will play its role a little bit later.
- Third strip seams press as first strip ones, fourth – as second one, etc.
- Join the strips. Due to the seams laid out on opposite sides, the volumetric and flat squares will easily join each other at the intersection point of the seams.
- Now go through all the junction points of the squares
and free up the seams by disbanding the thread to the intersection point of the stitches.
- Press the seams on different sides.
I need some one-patch-blocks for my next quilt project. So I’ll show you my right side when it will be ready.