Thursday, October 4, 2012

Checking my 1/4" - AGAIN


I keep trying to perfect my 1/4" inch seam -

It seems that even after all of these years -

I can't seem to manage a consistent one - ;))

I told you about the RED seam guide -
That I had tried out before - here -
It seemed to give a “true” 1/4” seam -
Not a “scant” one -

One day I found this YELLOW seam guide -
At Nancy’s Notions - here -

And ordered one just because - ;))

When I got it -

I compared it to the RED one -

And there is a SMIDGE of a difference -

See it?? -
If you look at the yellow "2" -
Just above and to the right of the "S" in "Perkins" -
You can see the two guide lines -
Are just a SMIDGE off -



THAT smidge -

Is the difference between -

A 1/4” seam allowance -

And a SCANT 1/4” seam allowance -

So now I should be good to go -

I just need to get up -

And actually GO - ;))



Talk to you later - gotta go - gotta sew -



6 comments:

  1. I have never (and probably never will) perfect that ¼" seam. I have the ¼" foot for my Kenmore and the Babylock and still it's never 'right'. I have used the 'special' presser feet, I've moved my needle to the right a few 'clicks' and have decided that because I'm not a perfectionist anyway, I'll just use the same machine throughout the construction of the quilt and call it good :-) Not to mention the rulers used for cutting - I have to make sure I use the same 'brand' for all cutting or pieces will be off some as well....

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    1. I have tried all of the same things - thought I would try this - see if it makes any difference. If it does, I'll let you know - ;))

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  2. Good for you for trying so hard. Me...I figure close is good. hahaha jk.
    I check my seams with a recipe card. The lines are all spaced ¼" apart so I can run my foot along one line and if I'm stitching a smidge from the next line I figure I'm good to go.

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    1. I've tried that too - but I wanted to see if I could find something that would give me a consistent "smidge" - haha - ;))

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  3. I got one of those too and that "smidge" makes a big difference.

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    1. Like I told Linda - I'm hoping that this will give me a consistent "smidge" - haha - ;))

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