Video:Quick Quilting Tip: Marking Seam Allowanceswith Anita Grossman Solomon
An easy way to mark your seam allowances without a ruler when you are hand-piecing material for your quilting project requires just one simple thing: an index card. See how to mark your quilt seam the easy way!See Transcript
Transcript:Quick Quilting Tip: Marking Seam AllowancesHi, I am Anita Grossman Solomon. I would like to show you my tip for marking the seam allowance for hand-piecing.
Quilting Seam Allowances: 1/4 Inch MarksIf you do not have a fancy or a specific ruler to mark the patch, why not get an index card? If you can get a three and a half inch index card you will notice that the lines are ruled a quarter inch apart. So I tack the patch down to the index card with double-sided tape so that the top of the patch is aligned with the top line of the index card.
Once it is there, I can take an ordinary ruler and mark from one blue line across to the other. And there it is - a quarter inch seam allowance without any specific tools.
Marking Longer Quilting PatchesIf you want to mark a patch that is larger than a three and a half inch index card, why not tape two cards together? And then you can draw the seam allowance on a larger patch.
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