Redneck Tape Measure
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.