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Back to Basics: That 1/4″ Seam

Bradie’s posted a really great beginner tutorial on Quarter Inch Accuracy.

See how the guide on the foot is off. For years I’ve struggled with this problem on my Janome Q6125 foot.

seam-guide

Last week, I decided to get rid of that silly guide once and for all. First I made sure I could buy a replacement foot, if I hated what I did. I just bent the metal entirely out of the way. The next time I see my dad, I’ll ask him to permanently cut it off for me.

foot

Now I can see perfectly where the edge of my fabric is, and my 1/4″ seams are exact. Finally!

piecing

Last week, Bradie did a tutorial on nesting seams where she used fork pins. I love these pins! Now without that nuisance guide in the way, I can use them properly too.

Here’s a strip in progress for my postage stamp quilt.

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This post was published on March 2nd, 2010. Post topics: Tips and Tricks.

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