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Thread: It all makes sense!!

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    It all makes sense!!

    I'm making a quilt for my sister and decided I would measure my sewing foot and I discovered it wasn't a quarter in foot! I thought all along that it was. Now I understand why my other patterns never worked out! So I taped up my sewing machine to mark a quarter in and it's making my life so much easier!
    Now I know another thing to add to my Christmas list!

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    I had the same problem and ended up doing the same thing. Makes a huge difference!

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    Good for you for figuring out the problem! Now, can you figure out mine?? LOL

    Sue

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    congrats on your discovery. life will be better with it fixed!
    Nancy in western NY

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnNan View Post
    congrats on your discovery. life will be better with it fixed!
    I second that.

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    Same thing happened to me. My guide on the plate is marked at 1/8 intervals. So I assumed what was marked as 2/8 was actually 1/4". Found out that it is actually 3/8 when I finally got around to measuring it earlier this week. I put a piece of masking tape there so I don't forget. Now I know why my Christmas wallhanging that I won't be finishing till next year...because of the problems of not have 1/4" seams...was a pain in the butt.

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    I love that my pressure foot is 1/4". Makes life so much easier!

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    I'm glad you figured it out. It took me a long time to figure out what I was doing wrong with some of my projects, it wasn't me, it was my foot.

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    By the time I noticed my error, I had half theblocks done. I will have to keep it up for this one.

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    I found out by taking my first class that I was sewing with my fabric inside the from the foot to the bed lol. Instead of on the outside of the foot. Heck I taught myself how to sew. What wonder nothing ever matched up

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