This quilting tutorial walks you through using an "Add a Quarter" ruler to easily fold and trim your foundation paper piecing. One side of the ruler allows you to add a quarter inch to any project you are working on. The other side is a straight edge to quickly fold your pieces back while folding. Paper Piece 25% Faster! The Add-A-Quarter PLUS ruler features: Tapered edge to fold back foundation Wider for easier handling Use one tool for straight edge and for trimming 1/4" seam allowance Paper piece faster with less motion Combo pack includes 2 lengths (6" and 12"). Purchase one at Sewing by Sarah:https://sewingbysarah.com/products/add-a-quarter-plus-ruler-set
The sewing term "stitch in the ditch" OR "ditch stitch" refers to the term of stitching right in the seam line or in the space between the fabrics in a seam. It’s most commonly used in quilting, attaching waistbands and finishing binding. This article talks about stitch in the ditch as a machine technique, but it can also be done as a hand technique.
This article walks through the reasons to use this technique, equipment and tips for success.