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.
Have you ever had that moment in the day when you just want to escape? I am having one of those weeks. All I really want to do is escape to my sewing room, close the door, and not come out till I have spent many, many hours working on a quilt.