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    hi from Austin

    Hi. I am new. I found the board because I was looking for ideas on making quilted seat covers for my dining room chairs.

    I have made several bed sized quilts and I am mediocre at best and laughably bad at worst. My main quilt piecing downfall is the 1/4 inch seam.

    I am awed by skilled quiltmakers.

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    Welcome from Beautiful Arizona. I used to live in Austin ( stationed at Bergstrom AFB). Love the area.

    I know just what you mean by the 1/4 inch seams, but my 1/4 inch foot that came with my machine does the trick. There are lots of ways to maintain the 1/4 inch seam allowance, so experiment to see what works best for you. Looking forward to seeing your work soon.

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    Thanks for the welcomes!
    Welcome from Beautiful Arizona. I used to live in Austin ( stationed at Bergstrom AFB). Love the area.

    I know just what you mean by the 1/4 inch seams, but my 1/4 inch foot that came with my machine does the trick. There are lots of ways to maintain the 1/4 inch seam allowance, so experiment to see what works best for you. Looking forward to seeing your work soon.
    I use a 1/4 inch quilting foot too, but I found out on my latest quilt that I needed to be watching the line on my stitch plate (which is tiny!) and not the edge of that foot. None of my blocks came out the right size and I have to square them down to 12 instead of 12.5 inches.

    I guess it is mathematically easier to design blocks and cut fabric with increments of 1/4, but it seems to me like the sewing machine wasn't designed to make 1/4 inch seam allowances easy to do. Even though my machine is called a "patchwork edition" I think it is meant for garment sewing where a seam allowance starts out larger and is trimmed afterwards.

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    [QUOTE=jaspersu;5340551]Hi. I am new. I found the board because I was looking for ideas on making quilted seat covers for my dining room chairs.

    I have made several bed sized quilts and I am mediocre at best and laughably bad at worst. My main quilt piecing downfall is the 1/4 inch seam.

    Some machines offer 1/4" foot - makes it alot easier.

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    Hi from Austin.

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    I love Austin and there are lots of great quilters in your area. Welcome to the board.

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