1.) Be careful what you buy at low prices off EBay. Having read how great the #37 quilting foot is for my Bernina 830, I went and got one at a cheep price off EPay. It gets here, looks OK, says '37' on the little white part of the shank... Well, it's not 1/4 inch to both sides, more like 3/16 and 5 1/6 with the needle centered. Move the needle, it's still off. Well look at it closer. Real Bernina feet have the number cast into the foot at the top, not printed on the shank. Cheep knockoff that won't sit centered. 25 bucks lost. And I still have to get the real thing at my FLQS... at 35 bucks.
2.) Got two blocks done on my Flying Geese Quilt. With the method I am using, you start with a rectangle and two squares, sewing them together on the bias, then trimming the extra triangles off. Works well, my points are almost perfect. As I finished each Goose, I unpinned the remainder triangles and piled them up. Duh! Leave the suckers pinned and sew your 1/4 inch line down the bias. HST already lined up and conveniently in the size I need for some border motif.
3.) Two sewing machine operation... I got my old (new to me) Elna Super back from the shop. Sews like a dream. Or more like a 1964 Ford pickup (but that is good). Sew the bias lines with that machine, have the Bernina setup for 1/4 seam sewing. Niiiice. I Like It!.
tim in san jose (one block at a time)