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Thread: Great tip for 1/4 seam.

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    This strip would go right over my bobbin case so I would have to remove it every time I need a new bobbin.. Will the strip stick multiple times or would I have to replace the strip each time?

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    Great tip--which size did you use please?
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    P.S. the Command strips are the adhesives that are packaged with the hooks.

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    what a great idea. I was just going to order another 1/4" guide and the worse part of ordering this is that it only comes with the guide ruler. One can't buy just the strips......going out today and buying the Command Strips.

    thanks for the tip, MaryJane

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    Quote Originally Posted by lfstamper View Post
    Thanks for the coupons. I'm printing them as we speak.
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    Sounds like a great idea! I think I'll try this! Thank you for sharing!

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    I thought those Command strips were rather expensive. I stack strips of blue painters tape on top of each other to get the height I need, and it doesn't leave any residue and comes off when you want. I couldn't sew without my roll of blue painters tape, probably my most valuable "tool" in the sewing room.

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    Thanks for the tip!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jac View Post
    This strip would go right over my bobbin case so I would have to remove it every time I need a new bobbin.. Will the strip stick multiple times or would I have to replace the strip each time?
    Same here. I have a Babylock Espire. If it looses it's stickyness quickly, then it would not be cost effective. My Babylock has a terrible problem with the 1/4" foot with guide. It's at war with the feeddogs. A real pain. I have to use other means to sew long strips and this sounds like a good idea! Except for the placement of the bobbin case.

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    thanks for the tip..I am always in search of ways to help with the 1/4 inch accuracy.

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    thanks for the coupons
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    Am going to give them a try, I do well with my quarter inch foot, but this wold re-inforce it. Thanks forthe tip!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lfstamper View Post
    This is a great tip and so thank you for showing us where to get the coupons. After cutting the fabric, sewing the 1/4 in seams is my next problem :-/ I have the foot, I have a short line on my machine -BUT !!!!!!! I'll get this quilting stuff down pat sooner or later, by cracky!!!!! Slow learner, been muddling along with quilting for years. Still I'm happy cuz I love it.
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    Thank you for sharing this great idea.

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    What a super idea. I use them all the time at the holidays to hang stockings and wreaths but never thought of this idea. I also have thread issues sometimes and that makes it double worth the trip to Walmart. Since another tip this morning with sandpaper on rulers and now this seems like a good day to be on the board!! Thanks for sharing.
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    I love Command Strips but had not thought about using the refill strip to mark 1/4 seam! I have a ton of the extra ones that came with the hooks. I didn't even think about using the Command Strips to hold my rulers on the wall! I did use them to mount a "shoe caddy with plastic pockets" on the back of the closet door.

    Off to print some coupons! BTW, Dollar General does have some of the smaller sets.

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    Love your idea...I will be trying that...Thanks for sharing..

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    THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU BellaBoo.....i have been cutting up painter's tape rolls into "chunks" for years to use as the 1/4" guide -but this is brilliant ---- can't wait to try it (if/when i ever get my machine back from the fixit shop)

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    I'm on my way to get me some command strips. I, too, have a 1/4" foot with guide, but this would really help keep the seam straight. Thanks for sharing.
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    you could put it on then slice it where the bobbin cover is I have done that with other methods of marking ex painters tape. then can replace bobbin without taking it off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lfstamper View Post
    Thanks for the link to the coupons. This is a great hint - I have been using layers of masking tape but hate the residue it leaves.

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    Thanks for the great tip. Will definately try this.
    so many quilts to make, so little time.

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    After seeing this great tip, I went to my machine to sew and noticed that if I used the Command strip, it would go over about 1/2 of one of the set of 'teeth' on my machine ( a Singer) Does anyone think this would be detrimental to my using the Command Strip?

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    Great idea! As for your long trailing threads, you might want to consider Bonnie Hunter's whole idea of leaders and enders. It's a much better use of your thread, your sewing area will be much less messy AND you're making parts of other quilt projects at the same time. Great time management.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jac View Post
    This strip would go right over my bobbin case so I would have to remove it every time I need a new bobbin.. Will the strip stick multiple times or would I have to replace the strip each time?
    That was my thought too but I think I'll try cutting it apart where the cover meets the machine so that when I slide the cover off, it will take that part off with it. Worth a try?

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