Bobbin In Quilts Blog

Am I really sewing a 1/4 inch seam?

Measuring a 1/4 inch seam on my presser foot

I have heard lots of advice given about making sure you are actually sewing a 1/4 inch seam. But how do you know? Do you really know?

Today I will show you how I measured my presser feet to see where the 1/4 inch actually hits them. 

Scant Quarter Inch Seam Allowance

Scant Quarter Inch Seam Allowance
Have you ever been asked to sew a "scant" quarter inch seam allowance? Technically, is a just a little bit less than a quarter inch seam allowance. A lot of times I will find instructions calling for a scant when making half square triangles and quarter square triangles, sometime even flying geese.