Sometimes pieces are not quite the same size. We call that the fudge factor. Watch this video and learn a quick tip for easing in the difference.

October 13, 2016


Hi, I'm Jennifer with today's Machine Minute brought to you by Baby Lock and the Symphony machine. Today's topic is fudge. It's a delicious subject; who doesn't love it? But we don't love it so much when we're quilting. Now maybe this has happened to you. I know it's happened to me. Sometimes when I'm piecing my blocks one block in the mix will be a little bit longer or shorter than the others and I'm trying to make my pieces all come together uniformly. Well, we're not talking about being off by this much, but just that little extra bit. You know the fudge factor when we're trying to put it together? Let me show you a trick for getting your blocks and borders on if you have that little bit difference. The key is to take your longer block and make sure that it's against the machine bed or on the bottom as you're piecing two things together. Then align the shorter piece on top. When you get ready to sew the feed dogs underneath the presser foot will help ease in that little bit extra fabric giving you just the fudge factory you need to make it come out perfectly in the end. If your pieces are a little bit off, try putting the longer one on the bottom and the shorter one on the top before you sew them together. I think you'll find that it solves a multitude of problems with that little extra help. Have fun sewing!