I was having a problem with my blocks coming out too small. One reason was that my 1/4" foot was flared out at the end and the seams were too wide by about 1/32 of an inch. So I started stitching seams that were about 1/32 of an inch smaller than an actual 1/4" and that seemed to do the trick. I'm new so just wondering if you all find that most patterns require a seam of just under an actual 1/4". Thanks!