Sunday, November 17, 2013

The Quarter Inch...

My friend Gigi came up with the name, The Quarter Inch when I was trying to think up names for a quilt shop.  Yes - it is my dream to open a quilt shop.  Not sure if life will ever get me there - but one can hope.  I decided to name my sewing blog the Quarter Inch instead.  It was my nemesis when I learned how to quilt.  I mean really, what was so important about making sure that all my seams measure a quarter inch.

ALOT - as I found out when I started longarm quilting.  Now, it is my friend.  I have  a quarter inch foot and I make sure that I keep my seams consistent.  When I was in TX earlier this year, I started sewing Henrietta Whiskers on her machine and she does not have a quarter inch foot.  I kept going and when I got home to attach my borders, I realized that my quilt was 3/4 of an inch longer and wider on one side.  Argh!  I did a lot of sliver trimming and measuring and working in the next 3 borders in order to get it back to square.  Phew! 

It's hard to understand how important it is sometimes - but I'm glad I did! 

Here is a sneak peek of Henrietta.  The sun happened to come into my space at the just the right time and I got a couple of pics.  I'll get more when she is finished.  I have her all embellished and the hanging sleeve and binding is on - I just have to hand sew it to the back and then I can take more pictures.

Have a great weekend!  You know what I will be doing today - binding and cleaning out the garage.  HeeHee!  Take care, Richla

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