Sewing Seams

sewing seams
Piecing on the machine

Quilters use 1/4″ seams on most projects.  Find out how to improve your accuracy when piecing by viewing the videos below.  Learn how to save time by using chain piecing when sewing.  You’ll also learn about partial seams and Y-seams.  and tips for matching points and intersections.

At the end of this page, you’ll find tips for sewing your blocks together along with adding sashing and borders.  If you would like to purchase seam guide tape from Amazon, click here.

Sewing an Accurate ¼” Seam (7 videos)

more tips on 1/4 inch seams

Learn all about sewing 1/4″ seams in this 7 part series.


Sewing a SCANT 1/4″ Seam (1 video)

Scant Quarter Inch Seam in RED.


Leaders (1 video)

Scant 1/4" Seam


Chain Piecing (1 video)

chain piecing


Followers (1 video)



Hand Piecing (1 video)

Hand Sewn Heart


Partial Seams (1 video)

partial seams


Y Seams (3 videos)

y seams


Matching Intersections (4 videos)

Matching Intersections


Matching 4 Points (1 video)

Matching 4 Points


Matching 8 Points (1 video)

Matching 8 Points


Cutting/Sewing ½ Square Triangles (8 videos)

Intro to half square triangles


Cutting/Sewing 1/4 Square Triangles (1 video)

Quarter Square Triangles

How to Sew Blocks Together (1 video)

How to Sew in Rows


How to Calculate & Add Sashing (1 video)

How to calculate and add sashing


How to Square Up Your Quilt (1 video)

Quick Corner Star Quilt - Adding Borders #4


How to Make Your Quilt Larger (1 video)

How to Make a Larger Quilt


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