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    Hi, I'm fairly new to quilting, and would so much appreciate help from all the experienced quilters out there. I have a 1/4 inch seam guide foot on my machine, but when I use it, the seam comes out a little over 1/4. This throws off the whole size of the quilt block. Help?
    Thanks!

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    Hi Rochelle! Would love to trade places with you!! I was born in San Diego...5th generation! :)

    As for your seam...does your machine have the ability to move the needle over a notch or two? If it does, try moving the needle to the right two notches and see what happens with that...

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    Wow, I don't know! But I'll check it out! Thanks for the idea.

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    Hello and welcome from central Alabama. I have the opposite problem. Mine is just shy of 1/4 inch so had to adjust by moving the needle.

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    Welcome to the board, from another that was born in San Diego. That Naval hospital has been busy for years. lol
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    Thank you so much! It worked! I guess I should read the book that came with the sewing machine...boring...:+)

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    Hello and welcome from Alabama.Sew glad you joined us! :-D :-D :-D

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    Welcome from Northern California!

    Regarding your delimina with 1/4 inch. Before I got a machine that actually had a 1/4 inch foot, I used my Mom's old White Machine. I used masking tape and marked it on my machine. I've heard of other people getting moleskin (for blisters, etc.) to stick on your machine exactly 1/4 inch from the needle. It is thicker so it actually provides a barrier to butt your fabric against.

    (I have to admit that even with a 1/4 inch foot my seams don't always come out right.....but, I keep trying!)

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    LMBO The manual is usually the last place I go to also :oops:
    glad that you got it worked out :D:D:D

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    Hello from WV and Welcome to the group
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