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Thread: Achieving an Accurate 1/4" Seam Allowance

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    Senior Member AndiR's Avatar
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    Someone was having trouble today with her blocks not being the correct size. I'm posting this tutorial to help anyone who is not sure how to tell if they are sewing accurate 1/4 inch seams. If this is hard to read, I have a version here:

    http://www.andicraftsquilting.com/ac...-inch-seam.htm
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    Thank you, very good tute.

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    I'm always trying for my perfect 1/4". I like the graph paper idea. Thank you!

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    Thanks...That was very knowledgeable.

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    Thanks!

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    Thanks for the help! LOVE your store!

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    Thanks for the graph paper idea, doing it today!

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    Thank you very much. I always have trouble with that seam. Not that I have been quilting for a long time. Actually just started!

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    Thanks.I needed that!

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    How could it measure only one inch? Three strips - each 1-1/2" wide. Total width, before sewing, 4-1/2". Subtract 1/4" seam allowance from the two center pieces, total 1" in seam allowances. That leaves the width at 3-1/2".

    What am I missing here?
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