How to sew bump-free block seams (video tip)

We’ve all done it: you’re happily whirring along at the sewing machine when you feel a little bump under the needle. Oops. One of your seams just got sewn in the wrong direction.



In the video below, Martingale acquisitions editor Beth Bradley shows a quick fix for avoiding those accidental bumps. And if you don’t already know about Beth’s trick, feel free to join those of us in the Martingale office who are smacking our foreheads and saying, “Why didn’t I think of that?”

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No more lumpy, bumpy blocks.

Simple, right? Simple is good.

Don’t you love the cute Log Cabin block Beth featured in the video? You’ll find the pattern in the book Block-Buster Quilts: I Love Log Cabins, along with 16 more riffs on one of the most famous quilt blocks of them all, such as:

This pretty pastel Four Patch Log Cabin quilt by Susan Ache

This color-charged Hourglass Courthouse Steps quilt by Audrie Bidwell

This beauty called Mi Casa by Carrie Nelson, based on an antique Log Cabin quilt

Related: Quiz – how many of these classic quilt blocks have you made?

Cheers to blocks whose backsides are nice and neat—sweet!

Sewing seams in the wrong direction: rip it or skip it? Tell us in the comments!




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