Sew Easy Guide Baby In 9 Seconds

Make A Sew Easy Guide ‘Baby’ In 9 Seconds!

seweasyguidead2A Sew Easy “baby” is yours when you trim your Sew Easy Guide to a shorter length, and it only takes about 9 seconds (not 9 months!).

Why would you want to do that?

Three reasons:

  1. If you are using the Sew Easy Guide for no-mark-no-paper half-square triangles, and your fabric squares are small (say 1.5″ or less), a baby guide will help you to maneuver the fabric squares more comfortably.
  2. If you use the Sew Easy Guide mostly or only as a scant 1/4″ seam guide, a baby guide will streamline the seaming process by removing the “excess length” that might be in your way.
  3. A baby guide is cute!

Okay, so #3 is not a practical reason, but a baby guide is cute.

See what Tiffiny of Smilie Mommy is saying about using her Sew Easy Guide as a seam guide and then check out the tips and pictures below on what to think about before you make a baby (hey, get your mind out of the gutter!).

Tips For Making A Sew Easy Guide Baby

  • Realize that once you cut the guide shorter, you can’t make it long again (well, you could, but it would not be the same).
  • Be sure to round off the end of the new guide to keep your fabric feeding smoothly under the guide (use the original guide to trace and cut┬áthe┬ácurve on the baby).
  • Frugal tip alert: Make the part you cut off (the big brother–see below) into another guide if you have a hole punch and double stick tape OR use the big brother as a guide for hand-marking scant 1/4″ seamlines, etc.

If you do not already have a Sew Easy Guide, or if you want a spare or two, get them from your favorite quilt notion store or order direct from us.


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