- Easing in the curve with step one of the stitching.
- Pressing the hem with steam to smooth the stitching.
- Pressing and putting pressure on the fabric with the wood clapper.
- Stitching the hem from the topside, and finishing with a final press to tame the finished hem.
"Velocity irons use a patented 2-heating element and micro-pump technology that pre-heats the water and turns it into steam before it reaches the soleplate."
This design difference means you can steam at lower than average temperatures. a real bonus when working with a wide variety of fabrics and fibers.
Indeed! Proper pressing is an important part of the whole sewing process. Perfecting your pressing techniques will result in a professional finish for all your projects.
Coasters make great impromptu gifts, are easily mailed in an envelope, and are surely a one size fits all answer to gift giving.
You'll find instructions and a Free crazy quilt pattern to download when you CLICK HERE and scroll down to show 1711-2.
As I write this today, my mug rests on my own vinyl monogrammed coaster. So yes, I have gifted myself with one of these too!