I often press my 1/4″ seams open. I find this lets my pieces lay flatter in the end. It can be a bit more difficult sometimes to get the seam open and flat, but the end results are much cleaner and nicer.
Did you notice I have a little ironing station right next to my sewing machine. It sits on top of a rotary mat, so I can sit and sew, cut and iron just by rotating my chair. Lazy sewer that I am 🙂