Why you want one when piecing quilts, AND how to achieve a nice 1/4″ seam allowance! Quilters of every skill level need a nice 1/4″ seam allowance, in this video I show you how.

1/4″ Seam Allowance

By testing and proving my seam allowance, I have improved accuracy in my quilts. This also reduces frustration at the sewing machine, which is always a WIN!

If you are a quilter, I hope you will take a few minutes to watch the video and add to the conversation. Tell me what you learned, or what you do to ensure your 1/4″ seam allowance. There’s always more to learn, and I love learning from all of you too!

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3 thoughts on “1/4″ Seam Allowance

  • May 20, 2019 at 5:00 pm

    This is great information, Amy. I struggle with the while “scant” quarter by thing, myself. I just finished a quilt that each block ended up being bigger because my scant 1/4″ was too small, so many of my points got lost when I tried to square up my blocks to the correct dimensions. I will try moving my needle over a bit when I start my next project and see if that does the trick. Thanks!

    • May 21, 2019 at 3:22 pm

      That’s frustrating – sorry Tracy! I think the key is to measure the results, just test it on scraps before you start a new project.

      I’ve done the same where I thought I needed to be more scant, and my segment was too big in the block!

      Good luck & let me know how it goes!

  • May 21, 2019 at 11:13 am

    Thank you for sharing. As a new quilter it was helpful to understand the importance of the seam allowance.


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