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Thread: The Post-It-Note idea works! I'm so happy!

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    Senior Member CompulsiveQuilter's Avatar
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    I read on this wonderful board that the cheapest seam guide is a thick stack of post-it-notes to guide the elusive scant 1/4" seam. OMG - how easy! Why did I resist for so long??? And when it needs to be removed for diagonal seams, bobbin changing or loses its stickiness - just remove the one from the bottom and re-stick. Thank you, whoever it was that conviced me to try this! Makes me want to go sew JUST ONE MORE SEAM!

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    where did you read this one I would like to read about it too.
    thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by pojo
    where did you read this one I would like to read about it too.
    thanks
    Yes, I would like to read up on this idea too.

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    Oh thank you! I didn't read the other post but I completely know what you're saying! I am gonna get me some post it notes!!!

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    The only way to sew with straight lines!!! I started doing this last year it is amazing how something so simple can make such a big difference!

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    I'm going to have to try this... helps for the sleeping quilter, I bet.
    Sue

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    how neat!!! :)

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    thanks for letting us know and I surf and found a link for us to look at with pictures

    http://sew4home.com/projects/bed-lin...ack-baby-quilt

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    Another way to make straight seams is to take a thick slice of masking tape and place it as far as you need away from your needle to guide the fabric. I cut a deep slice across the width of a masking tape roll with a utility knife (about 7-10 layers thick). Unroll your slice and place it 1/4 inch from your needle in front of the presser foot. Your fabric should glide along the tape edge toward the needle keeping a straight seam.

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    Are you saying that use a post it note stack beside your foot to keep your seam line straight?

    Why not use what they have been using for years,either the magnetic seam allowance guide or Moleskin!

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