Hints, Tips & Tricks

Interested in our shortcut approach to piecing small squares, like our 2018 Row by Row pattern? Check out our step-by-step photo tutorial here.

Seam allowances should measure 1/4″ unless otherwise noted.

Some blocks lend themselves to being squared up, some do not. Our patterns indicate when there is an appropriate moment to square things up.

After stitching binding down along the front of the quilt, flip binding out and iron. Yes! Iron that puppy at this stage in the process. We iron everything else, eh? You’ll have a much more enjoyable experience hand stitching the binding to the back side.

On a deadline to get that binding stitched down? Cut 1/8″ strips of Steam-a-Seam or your favorite double-sided fusible web, and tack the binding down temporarily with your handy dandy iron. Position your strips of Steam-a-Seam a scant 1/8″ away from the folded edge of the binding, so you’ll have a bit of a lip. It will stay put long enough for the quilt to hang in the show, and you’ll still be able to go in and hand sew it down when you have a moment to breathe. Hypothetically speaking, of course.