I was reading this thread about methods for making flying geese. I tried the no-waste method (one large square, four small squares) but my stitching was off. Since my 1/4 inch foot has an edge guide, I did the following:
With a special ruler, I positioned it where the center line should be - from corner to corner. Then I drew a line in the openings in the center of the ruler. Then I drew lines on either side of the ruler. This leaves me with a cutting line and stitching lines on either side of the cutting line.
I sewed on the stitching lines using my standard foot, positioning the fabric with the stitching line going under the presser foot right at its center. Probably not the most precise way to do things because my blocks weren't perfectly sized.
OK - long way to get to the question.
Q#1 - My 1/4 inch foot on my old machine had no edge guide. You would run the edge of the foot along the cutting line. As some have done, if I rip off the edge guide from my 1/4 inch foot, what will I get? Will it look like my old 1/4 inch foot?
Q#2 - Have any of you sewn along the cutting line running the edge guide on top of the fabric? If so, did you get an accurate seam? Doesn't seem as if it has the clearance to do so.
I'd try it but I'm not at home.