Other uses for the Add-A-Quarter™
The Add-A-Quarter™ is an extremely versatile tool which simplifies paper piecing and helps save you time. To help demonstrate just how effective this product is, we've created several tutorials for you to follow. Each one is written by the tool's creator and should help you maximize your quilting experience.
For Hand Piecing:
Fig 1 View LargerPart of the Add-A-Quarter™ is frosted and part is clear. To add the stitching line for hand pieces; turn fabric to back side, line up the clear ¼" along edge of fabric and mark with a pencil.
Making Half-Square Triangles:
Fig 2 View LargerStart with two squares of fabric the same size, depending how big you would like your half-square triangles.
Fig 3 View Larger Place two squares of fabric right sides together. Draw a line from corner to corner with a pencil.
Fig 4 View Larger Stitch on the line.
Fig 5 View Larger Place the Add-A-Quarter™, lip side down along the stitched line. The ruler will actually stop on the line, be careful not to push to hard, or the ruler will jump over the stitched line. Use a rotary cutter to trim of excess fabric.
Fig 6 View Larger Press open, leaving a nice clean line.
English Paper Piecing
Fig 7 View Larger Follow same steps as using the Add-A-Quarter™ with templates. Place a piece of rolled up masking take on back of pattern.
Cut strips of fabric ¾" wider then your template. Stack 4 to 6 strips together. Place template on fabric and cut around all sides with rotary cutter.
For Fussy Cat:
Fig 1 View LargerCut the template on the stitching line, mark around the design with a permanent maker. Remove the template and place rolled up masking tape on the back (this will keep the template secure on the fabric when cutting).
Fig 2 View LargerMatch design on the template with the design on the fabric. Place Add-A-Quarter next to the template, this will give the 1/4" seam allowance. Cut with rotary cutter, rotate Add A-Quarter and cut around the other 3 sides.