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Thread: Machine quilting question about templates and the seam allowance....

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    diogirl's Avatar
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    When I am cutting from a template that does not have the seam allowance on it, am i adding the seam allowance by adding 1/4" line on the outside of the template and cutting from that line, or going backwards and marking a line inside the template and cutting from the template border.... i'm confused about it.:?

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    The first one. You add the 1/4" outside of the template and cut.

    Maria

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    oops....I was to slow.... lol

    Welcome!

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    One easy and accurate way to accomplish this is to tape yout template to the top of your ruler, leaving 1/4" from the edge where you will be cutting. I use this method when doing lots of the same shape. I'm not sure if it is worth the time if you are just making one block.

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    Super Member sewjoyce's Avatar
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    Hi and Welcome from southern Indiana!!

    Most template directions will tell you to add 1/4" when you cut.

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    Thanks! :)

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