thanks for the tip
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thanks for the tip
Nancy in western NY
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tried the taping down a quarter inch mark....went and bought a 1/4" foot....works
There may be times we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest. - Elie Wiesel
great idea. I use painters tape after learning the hard way about the masking tape residue. Thought I would never get the gunk off
I just bought a seam guide at the West Palm Quilt show. It's really different. It looks like a ruler, but is made of white rubber and sticks to your mACHINE or your extention table. You get a guide with a hole that the needle goes in, and that has all the markings on it. When you find the one you want, line up your "ruler" and away you go- it doesn't move for anything and is long. You can get different sizes, and the guage has measurments for 1/8, scant 1/4, 1/4 and then up to 1 1/2. of course you can move it out further, too.
This couple designed it and also sell the extension tables for all models up to a size 24 x 32!!! The prices are way better than dealers, so I ordered one, too. Here's the link: www.sewverysmooth.com
It may be a little pricy for the ruler one time, but no gook and it will last forever- just wash the lint off.
Thanks for the tip.
The 1/4" foot with seam guide that came with my Babylock is worse than useless. For some reason the feed dogs grip and twist the fabric when using it - don't understand why, but creates a very crooked seam.
I still have to move my needle two clicks to get a perfect seam with my 1/4 inch foot. I too struggle with the fabric getting eaten and have to use leaders when i use the foot...I'm going to buy moleskin and give it a try.
I can't wait to try this. Thanks
I had strip break before. I put the tip of an ice pick under the hook, and the strip could be pulled out enough to pull it off. I hope this works for you too. There is no danger of getting the strip off the machine even if it breaks, nothing on top of the strip to keep it from being pulled off.