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Thread: seam allowance on mini quilts??

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    seam allowance on mini quilts??

    Good morning Quilters. I'm thinking about starting to make mini quilts, perhaps using 1" or 1 1/2" pieces. Would the seam allowance still be 1/4" ?

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    No, mini-quilters use 1/8 inch seam allowances.

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    Thanks so much for the speedy reply, Mdegenhart! I had a feeling that the 1/4" would be too bulky.

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    I did some minis and I used a 1/4" seam and then trim the seam afterwards before pressing.
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    I use those size pieces for my doggie bed filler. I do admire those who make the minis though. Have seen some very impressive works of art and anticipating yours

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    Quote Originally Posted by ManiacQuilter2 View Post
    I did some minis and I used a 1/4" seam and then trim the seam afterwards before pressing.
    i saw some minis at the nat quilt museum at Paducah and this is the way it was explained to me
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    Quote Originally Posted by ManiacQuilter2 View Post
    I did some minis and I used a 1/4" seam and then trim the seam afterwards before pressing.
    This sounds like it would be much easier to handle...especially for a beginner like me. Thanks for the tip.

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