When I went on the retreat in Storm Lake, Iowa this summer to see Bonnie Hunter, one of the things I learned from Bonnie was how to “chain press”. When working with these little hour glass blocks, I got plenty of opportunity to practice what I learned.
I left the chained pieced string together then cut them into groups of about 6-8 pieces. I laid them on my ironing board with the black fabric facing up.
I lift the black fabric and iron it in down. I continue until all the pieces were ironed. Then I cut them apart.
It really is much quicker.
I thought Bonnie had a post telling more about this on her blog, but I have looked around and couldn’t find it. It took me a bit to get used to, but now that I’ve done it for awhile…I like it much better than working with each piece individually. If you don’t already use this method, give it a try.