My friend and fellow quilting instructor Kathy Kansier showed me her “Redneck Tape Measure” when we recently taught at the same quilting conference this summer.
Apologies to Jeff Foxworthy.
She takes a few inches of 1/4″-wide masking tape and wraps it around the thumb of her dominant hand. Instant measuring tool and literally stuck to you so you can’t misplace it.
As you pick up a piece of fabric to confirm a 1/4″ seam allowance you no longer have to hunt for a ruler or measuring tape. Just line it up with your thumb!
Is this not the slickest trick!? Just pinch and go!
Kathy Kansier is a quilting instructor from Ozark, Missouri.