WIDE seams Tip

I was making a pillow with Wyndham’s new fabric collection by Kim Andersson, called Tidal Lace. It’s gorgeous and I can’t wait to show you; but wait you must, sorry. Kim and Wyndham are doing a blog hop in September, so I should be able to unveil the pillow then.

For this pillow, I wanted to stitch 2″ from the outer edge, to create a flange. I taped my Add a Quarter ruler to the bed of my sewing machine, 2″ to the right of the needle  –  and voila, instant seam guide! See how easy it was to sew exactly 2″ from the edge? It was like having a 2″ presser foot.

Add a Quarter ruler as a seam guide

Add a Quarter ruler as a seam guide

As you can see in this second photo, I also drew a mark 2″ in front of the needle, so I would know when to pivot. (The mark is on the masking tape which holds the ruler to the machine bed.)

Cool, huh?

Close up of ruler, showing the 2" mark in front of the needle.

Close up of ruler, showing the 2″ mark in front of the needle

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3 thoughts on “WIDE seams Tip

  1. Ann Haley says:

    Thanks, Sally and Mary. I guess it’s true what they say about the mother of invention. I always do my best work when I tell myself to “not spend any more money” on quilting and crafts!

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  2. Sally Socolich says:

    Lean something new every day. Thanks!

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  3. zippyquilts says:

    Nice job! I especially like the mark to show where to turn!

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