It's time for another Keeping It on the "QT" Tip. Tip # 4.
Painter's Tape is a quilter's Best Friend.Stitch-and-Flip is a popular quilting technique for attaching corner patches to units. Instructions usually include something like this "Mark a diagonal line on the patch from corner to corner and sew on the marked line."
For my second Scrap Squad quilt, the pattern called for 192 Stitch-and-Flip units. That's a lot of diagonal lines! So I decided to use Painter's Tape to mark my machine instead of marking all those lines.
Why Painter's Tape? It doesn't leave any sticky mess when you remove it from your machine. Below you can see the tape on machine. The tape is placed from just in front of the needle (not over the feed dogs). Tape should be aligned with the needle. Most machines will have marking you can use as a guide.
Place your patch on the corner of the unit with right sides together. Place top corner under presser foot aligned with needle and bottom corner lined up on Painter's Tape.
Stitch across the diagonal.
This method works perfectly and you don't have to mark anything. A real time saver when you are making 192 of these little corners.
You would then trim seam allowance to 1/4". Flip the patch open and press.
Thanks for stopping by. My next Scrap Squad quilt will be featured on Quilty Pleasures Blog on Friday.
Happy Scrappy Quilting!!!