In a recent order from Amazon, I added a little something for me — a 1/4″ foot. If you don’t know what that is here’s a picture of it:
Since joining the Minneapolis Modern Quilt Guild, I’ve really started quilting more. Mind you not everything is completely finished (lots of tops), but I’m getting there. I just used a standard foot for piecing my blocks, but I knew it would be faster with a 1/4″ foot.
I set out to make a 36 patch block. This is the tutorial I used (from one of my quilt guild friends). Anyhow — I really didn’t think about it. I just put on the foot and sewed it up. At the end I measured and oops, not big enough.
Well, I moved the needle over to as far as looked safe and tried again. OK, bigger, but still not quite right.
Finally I moved the needle over a bit more (even though it really looked like the needle was being pushed over by the foot, and finally I got the right size block. I totally felt like the little engine that could while I tried to figure this out. But now I know the perfect settings for my 1/4″ foot and I’m off!!!
What model machine do you have?
i have a c20 huskystar and it is hard to find “clip on” feet for it.
The “clip on” thing it is hard. i sometime wish i have the “screw on” type of sewing machine.
Did that sound dirty? i hope not. *BLUSH*
Thanks for the link… I didn’t measure my block until I saw your tweet and sweated for a bit. I was just shy about an 1/8 inch. It’s amazing even with a 1/4 inch foot how much to have to play to get the fabric in just the right spot.