Easy Arrow Tutorial Coats and Clark

Continuing on our search for the best techniques out there, we’re bringing you a neat “trick” to piecing arrows, developed specifically for Denyse Schmidt’s pattern, Point me. If you do any sort of piecing, be it for regular sewing or quilting, you know that the process can quickly become cumbersome and tiring, taking forever to get to the good part! This technique from Molly Flanders Makerie significantly cuts down your piecing time so you’ll be headed in the right direction in no time.

Easy Arrow Tutorial Coats and Clark

Easy Arrow Tutorial Coats and Clark

There are a couple of really great things about this technique: You only make two straight cuts to get 4 triangles, and you only sew ONCE to get 4 triangles! The thought of cutting those out individually (even if your’e stacking fabric) then sewing each pairing makes our head spin, and can lead to a lot more inconsistencies in seam allowance if you’re not careful. It’s particularly useful when using a large variety of patterned fabrics paired with a solid, as done in this pattern, because you can only stack your individual patterns so many times to cut if you’re using limited quantities of each pattern.

Easy Arrow Tutorial Coats and Clark

If you’re not into quilting, we love this arrow tutorial for making bold geometric patterns on bags, pillows, or borders on garments. Perhaps a neutral paired with a neon print? Where would you use this technique?

Find the full Easy Arrow tutorial from Molly Flanders Makerie.

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