This ‘Let’s Sew Along’ is designed to utilise the sample squares of Quilters Solids. These samples have determined the size of the squares we are using and the completed cover will fit a medium size machine.
If you are using your own squares, making a smaller cover, making an overlocker/serger cover you will need to measure up! A cover does not need to be snug fitting so we will add a little extra to these measurements – an inch or two.
This is my ‘Betsy’ ( a medium machine) – I will use her to demonstrate!
1. Measure the length
2. Measure the width:
3. Measure the height:
4. Calculate the dimensions of your cover – following the arrows you add height + width + height
I’m guessing that most overlockers/sergers will be a similar shape to mine:
Dimensions = Height+width+height x length
(12 + 12 + 12) x 12
To cover mine, using the same size squares (ie 4″), I would need 4 rows each with 8 squares plus ends. The ends could be a single piece or more squares!
So you will need to measure up, decide what you are making, the dimensions of your squares if they are different and so on. Please ask if you are not sure about any of the directions.
We will all proceed through the joining of the squares together.
Until next time