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    What is a scant 1/4"

    Could someone explain this to me please? I have no idea. What is a scant 1/4"?
    Blessed are the children of the piecemakers for they shall inherit the quilts!

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    Re: What is a scant 1/4"

    Hi Monique: A scant 1/4" is just less than the real 1/4". They say to do this because when you press your seam, the fold actually eats into the correct size of your block, just a tiny bit. Sewing just under the 1/4" compensates for this. The more seams in a block the smaller the completed block becomes unless you compensate.

    Hope this helps.
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      Re: What is a scant 1/4"

      Ok makes sense now although I had to read it a few times. Thanks for the reply Quilter Martha.
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        Re: What is a scant 1/4"

        Martha, You explained the scant issue beautifully. Barb
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          Re: What is a scant 1/4"

          I always see it as sew to the outside of the line instead of ON the line. (Outside being the edge of the fabric - so you would be making a smaller seam)
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