Today’s tips is a collection of links to You Tube videos and blog posts. I have found out that I’m a visual learner – it is so much easier if I can see the instruction, at least in pictures, rather than just reading words. And a video is a great learning tool!
- Tube Block Method – Thanks to Missouri Star Quilting for this You Tube video of how to create a quilt block using a fabric tube and a regular ruler. The primary block created is a Double Hourglass set on Point. This uses only three WOF (Width of Fabric) strips and a ruler with a 45-degree angle line.
This is so cute!! I can’t wait to try this for myself. At the end of the video they show that you can create several different blocks by rotating the squares.
- Quarter-Inch Seam Allowance –
I find that this is something I frequently have to check to see if I’m doing it right, especially in a block that has lots of little pieces.
- Scant 1/4” Vs 1/4” Seam Allowance – What is the difference? This You Tube video from Westalee Designs discusses the Scant 1/4” Seam Allowance
It is interesting to see the difference between two identical blocks – one sewn with a 1/4” seam allowance and the other with a Scant 1/4” seam allowance.
- Perfect Seam Allowance – Judy Martin shares a video about how to test your seam allowance and how to perfect it.
I find myself often doing this whenever I start a new project.
- Scant Quarter Inch – my friend Donna, from Fabric Café, recently shared a couple of slides from one of her presentations which discusses the Scant Quarter Inch seam.
- Scant – Five Little Letters: A recent post on Moda Fabric’s blog discusses the topic of accurate seam allowances.
It begins with an interesting question – Does it REALLY Matter? And the answer is Yes & No – sometimes it does and sometimes it doesn’t.
Hope you find these tips helpful!