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Old 12-02-2017, 05:08 AM
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The lines on them are spaced at 1/4 inch intervals.

I line up the edge of my presser foot on one of the lines and then - if the needle position is movable, I line it up either on the "next" line - or as close to it as possible.

If the needle position is "fixed" - then I lower the needle and see where it "hits" - and then adjust how I line up the fabric with the edge of the presser foot.

Then I sew for a couple of inches on the card to see if I like how my stitching is lining up.
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Old 12-02-2017, 05:12 AM
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How clever !
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Old 12-02-2017, 05:21 AM
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Perfect idea!

I keep a sample stitching on an index card right by the machine. Easy to check settings for 1/4 inch and go!

It also has my settings for stitching on bindings.
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Old 12-02-2017, 03:30 PM
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Thanks for the reminder! I need to do this.
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Old 12-03-2017, 02:15 AM
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I keep them around the sewing machine for that reason too. Also you can use the lines for a quick easy way to mark a stop sewing dot when doing y seams—works great. And because they’re flexible you can also pin your binding strips together at right angle, then lay the card over to mark diagonal—works better than a ruler for me.

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I keep a few handy as well...Rob, I like your idea of using them to stop/start for Y seams, not that I do them often but great idea.
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What a great idea!
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Old 12-03-2017, 06:07 AM
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These are all great ideas!
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Old 12-03-2017, 07:14 AM
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I love that idea. I have some in my sewing room and it never occurred to me to measure the spacing. Great use of a common item.
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good tip!!!! I gotta try it!
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