Suzie's Tips

Paper Piecing Seam Allowances

It can be hard to paper piece a block when you use a conventional 1/4" seam allowance (1/2" total) for your fabric strips. I use a wider seam allowance: 3/4" total for smaller pieces, and 1" total for larger pieces ......

 

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Simple Pillow Cases

You will notice that many times a finished quilt is a square, not a rectangle. This is a perfect time to make matching pillow cases!......

 

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Working with Stripes

I love stripes - they're perfect for a companion fabric, and make a great quilt border. Additionally, striped fabrics make great pillowcases; they make a great simple quilt; and when fussy cut, they can be spectacular. How can you not love stripes?......

 

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1/4” and scant 1/4” seams

If you are sewing squares and rectangles together, a 1/4” seam isn’t a suggestion, it’s imperative!

 

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