I have been frustrated to death with trying to achieve the perfect 1/4 in seam, the 1/4 foot I have does not help at all so I finally decided to play with all the stitches on my machine and pull out the manual. Well they have a stitch marked Q that positions the needle with the regular foot for a perfect 1/4 in seam; after running several scrap pieces it indeed does exactly that; I could have saved myself lots of frustration if I just sat down and actually read the manual. And yes when I got the machine I did sit down and stitch every one that was on it; I just never paid any attention. When my new baby arrives today I will certainly sit down and make a cheat sheet, laminate it and keep it with me every time I sit down at it!!!