Dan the Quilter Man - Pressing Matters

Okay, we have firmly established that it is too early in Dan’s quilting career to allow him to use anything sharp. It is time to get back to basics and have Dan ease into the quilting process. As any quilter knows, one of the first things you have to do is press your fabric so pressing is probably a good skill for Dan to learn.


Well, we should have known better than to leave Dan unsupervised while in possession of a potential lethal appliance (i.e. an iron). One of things that Dan likes most about his previous hobby of woodworking was that he got to use lots of power tools. Unfortunately, for the quilting community, in Dan’s mind an iron is pretty darn close to a power tool. Not only does it have buttons to push but also produces copious amounts of hot steam that can be used in ways probably not imagined by the makers of the iron.

Dan’s foray into the world of “hot” quilting tools is a disturbing combination of power tool intoxication, coworker abuse and pure unadulterated incompetence.  Be warned.

You can watch the video below or on my Youtube channel.

In case you were wondering, an iron is a very helpful tool to press your patchwork seams flat when constructing a quilt. Make sure you're using it the proper way - not like Dan does!