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

Scalene Triangle

A scalene triangle has three sides of different lengths.  The three angles in a scalene triangle also differ.  A right angle scalene triangle has one right angle. There is an easy method for rotary cutting right angle scalene triangles from rectangles.  Adding 3/4″ to the shorter side and 1 1/4″ to the triangle’s height will… Continue reading Scalene Triangle

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