Hand Pieced QAL: Sewing Through Seam Allowances

Hand Pieced QAL: Sewing Through Seam Allowances

Hand Pieced: A Quilt Along

In preparation for the Hand Pieced Quilt Along, Patty and I are posting today about dealing with seam allowances when hand piecing. You might wonder what we are talking about–don’t you sew them down, just like with machine piecing? Actually, no! You sew through them, not over them. In other words, you let them fly free! 🙂

Dealing with seam allowances when hand piecing

How to deal with seam allowances in hand piecing quilt blocks.


I’ve created a short video to show you exactly how to do this. It can feel a bit different at first, but you will get the hang of it in no time!

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How to Sew Through Seam Allowances in Hand Piecing