SASHING AND BORDERS
This is an EXCELLENT example of WHY a quilter should measure the block or top, cut the sashing or border to the measured length, pin it in numerous places and then sew on the sashing or borders. It shows how the “just sew an extra long sashing or border and then whack it off” doesn’t work.
Read it at FROM MY CAROLINA HOME and then give it a try!
CARE FOR CUTTING MATS
Read about CUTTING MAT CARE about half way down on this page.
COTTON THREAD versus POLYESTER THREAD
Is one thread better than the other? Will one ‘cut’ my fabric?
Watch SUPERIOR THREAD’S VIDEO for some great answers.
SET UP FOR 1/4″ SEAM ON YOUR SEWING MACHINE
Don’t have a 1/4″ foot? Can’t keep a consistent seam allowance?
To mark your 1/4″ seam with painter’s tape, watch HOW TO SEW A PERFECT 1/4″ SEAM EVERY TIME
For the reasons to use 1/4″ seam allowances, watch QUICK TIPS WITH ROB APPELL
EXPLANATION OF ‘SCANT 1/4″ SEAM ALLOWANCE
Watch WHY IS A SCANT 1/4″ SEAM SO IMPORTANT