Scale

log star quilt backing

    Fabric scale refers to the size of the design on the fabric. Solid colored fabric has no scale because there is no design on it. Calico fabric usually has a small scale pattern. Most decorator prints are larger in scale. Quilters usually consider the scale of the fabric pattern when choosing material for… Continue reading Scale

Scant 1/4″ Seam

    A scant 1/4″ seam is about a thread narrower than a regular 1/4″ seam.  Many quilters prefer sewing a scant 1/4″ seam as it helps with accuracy.  Using tape or seam guides will produce the best results.  Watch the video below for more info. If you would like to buy a package of… Continue reading Scant 1/4″ Seam

Scrim

The scrim is found on the top and bottom of many types of cotton batting.  It is a shear piece of polyester or glue that holds the cotton in the middle of the batting in place.  It acts as a sort of stabilizer.  As a result, quilters can get by with less quilting; sometimes up… Continue reading Scrim