Submitted by Liz M.
One of the basics of quilting is the 1/4” seam allowance. After many years of sewing and quilting, I still struggle with achieving this. The smaller the block, the more important the correct seam allowance becomes. The more pieces in a block, the more difference a slightly larger (or smaller) seam makes. Many things factor into a quilter’s success: the thread, the fabric, correct cutting and ironing.
Here is a link to a blog post that discusses The Mystery of the 1/4” Seam. It explains clearly the scant 1/4” and how to adjust your stitching to make it happen. Lo and Behold Stitchery Blog Article
What are your tips and tricks for sewing a consistent 1/4” seam? Do you move your needle a click or two off-center? Do you use a guide on the right side of the presser foot? Leave your suggestions or questions in the comments!