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Thread: Great tip for 1/4 seam.

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    Power Poster BellaBoo's Avatar
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    Great tip for 1/4 seam.

    Bonnie Hunter blogged about this tip and I tried it and it works the best of all I've tried. Use the Command Strips as the sewing guide. No sticky on the machine and easy to take off. I have the 1/4 food with metal side guide but I like this much better. I can make the guide as long as I need, not just length of the foot. But I found an extra plus to this. If you can see the thread behind my needle the strip holds the thread out of my way after I cut it. I tend to get the thread in my way when I'm starting a new seam.

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    Bellaboo-how do they attach to the machine without leaving residue?

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    What are Command Strips?
    Please meet my avatar quilting buddy, Myrtle McQuilter

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    I am a big fan of Command strips!

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    I haven't heard of command strips. Sounds like something I need. My 1/4 foot with guide actually twists my fabric and makes a very unstraight line. Something to do with the feeddogs.

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    They vo up, hold your and dont leavee marks.
    made for walls to hang pictures.bing ommand stripz

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    Great tip & thanks for sharing. I was struggling with the dreaded quarter inch earlier today. That must be a pretty large command strip you have pictured. I think the ones I have are much smaller, but this looks worth a trip to the store to buy a larger size.
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    You are a genius! I will do that as soon as I find my command strips. I use them to hang stockings at Christmas and they have never marked my walls or chipped paint. THANK YOU!

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    Great tip. Thanks for passing it along. I am sooo going to do this.
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    I bought the package of the large refill strips. You pull the tab and the strip removes from whatever it is stuck to with no residue. You can butt two strips end to end to make it extra long. Most all stores have them, even grocery stores. They have been on the market for over five years.
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