That 1/4" seam "rule"

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Registered: 09-05-2003
That 1/4" seam "rule"
Thu, 03-11-2010 - 12:41pm

Not that there are police out there enforcing it but 1/4" seams are usually the golden rule in piecing. And while my quilting teacher told me that the 1/4" wasn't as important as being consistent, it helps to know how to ensure those seam widths when you piece.

So...

here's a tutorial to check the ¼" seam your machine makes:
http://www.joycesdaughter.com/2009/06/14-inch-foot-and-seam-guide.html

and here's a tutorial for guaranteeing perfect 1/4" seams:
http://parkcitygirl.blogspot.com/2010/03/basics-tutorial-sewing-accurate-14.html



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