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Thread: Size of material

  1. #1

    Join Date
    Nov 2006

    Please explain what size of material square is needed to have the end product be a specfic size. I don't understand how I increase the fabric size to accomodate the seam allowance and have the correct size square in the end.Thanks, PJ

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    Carla P's Avatar
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    Mar 2007
    Just add 1/4" to each side (1/2" total for each direction l & w) of whatever size you are starting with (for the seam allowance). For example, if you want a finished 6" square, you would need a 6 1/2" square to start with. Clear as mud?

    Hope this helps. This seam allowance is based on a 1/4" sewing allowance. If you use more or less you would add according to your own sewing preferences.

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