How to sew a perfect quarter-inch seam every time

This tutorial is near and dear to my heart because I spent my first year of quilting not understanding why I always sewed a consistent three-eighths inch stitch instead of a quarter-inch stitch. Once I learned these methods, my accuracy improved overnight and I really started to enjoy sewing because everything turned out the way it was supposed to.

In the video above, I show you three different methods to set up your sewing machine and presser feet to sew a perfect quarter-inch seam every time. By using these techniques, you’ll be able to achieve a perfect seam no matter how basic or fancy your machine is. I’ve used them on everything from a cheap Singer without a quarter-inch foot to a computerized Babylock made especially for quilters and I’m able to get the same accurate results on both machines.

I’ll show you how to mark a quarter-inch sewing guide on your machine, how to use a quarter-inch presser foot and how to use your machine’s pre-programmed stitches to sew an accurate quarter-inch seam every time you work on a quilting project.

I hope you’ll enjoy this tutorial and it helps you too if you’re struggling with sewing a consistent quarter-inch seam.

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  • Reply Janice Humphrey

    Great tutorial. Easy to follow and understand. Thank you

  • Reply Danielle

    Great tutorial! Thank you. I will be watching all of them.

    Danielle

  • Reply Carol Capp

    I could have used this video this weekend when I was helping a new quilter. Her seams went from 3/8 to 3/4 inches.

  • Reply Carol

    Helped someone else who did a T-shirt quilt by using your tutorial. She wanted a boarder on hers and she got it all done.

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  • Reply Susan

    Thanks! It’s almost second nature to me now to set my needle position and flip to reverse, BUT I spent some time trying to help a friend get hers right, and from 2500 miles away, it’s tough. Your video will do the trick, I think. Thank you for a great tutorial. I like your manicure, too. 😉

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  • Reply derco

    Great helpful video. Wish I’d seen it when I began quilting 2 yrs. ago. I have a Brother Innovis VQ3000 that suppose to be like the Baby Lock, so I’m going to have to test these out to see which works best for me. I do have the 1/4 presser foot with the guide on it but sometimes I can’t even stay straight with it and my pins get hung up in it if I don’t get them out in time. Again thanks.

  • Reply DIANNE

    Great tutorial! I love the 3 choices that were given. One of the 3 has to benefit everyone and their machine. Thank you!

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