Thursday, January 19, 2012


From the comments and emails that I have received lately from all of you -
(Thanks, by the way - ;))

It seems that I might be the only one on the planet -

Who is having THIS MUCH TROUBLE -

Getting her "scant" 1/4" seam allowance -


And -

Then I had the most horrible thought -

Do you think I might need a new sewing machine??

Maybe the new ones are calibrated to sew a "scant" 1/4" -

And not a "true" 1/4" like mine -

Oh, dear - if that's true -


PLEASE don't tell Lily!!
She might get jealous -
And hide my "scant" 1/4" FOREVER!!

And -

PLEASE don't tell My Other Half!!
He thinks three sewing machines and one serger -
(That I turned on ONCE -)
Are plenty. ;))


Seriously -

IF - and that's a "BIG" IF -

I were to even THINK about getting a new sewing machine -

What would you guys recommend?

What have you got?

Do you like it?

Does it give you that "scant" 1/4" that I can't seem to find or keep? ;))

Tell me - tell me - tell me -

Talk to you later - gotta go - gotta sew -


Quilting_Chris said...

I find with my Viking machines, the 1/4inch stitch and the foot with the guide on it, all stitch at 1/4 inch. Not a scant quarter inch. I move my needle one more click to the right, make sure I am using 50wt thread and get a scant 1/4 inch seam. I think it's the thread and the extra click that do the trick. PS: the Sapphire is a really nice, non embroidery Viking machine. Big area to the right of the needle, automatic presser foot, sensor system, scissors. Yeah, baby give it a test drive.

A Left-Handed Quilter said...

Thanks, Chris!! I use 50wt thread and 3 clicks to the right - one for one thread on the top fabric - one for one thread on the bottom fabric - and one click for my tendency to "mush" the fabric up against the guide - at least that's how I figure it. ;))

As for the Sapphire - I have heard that the free-motion features don't work that well - and for the price I think that ALL of the features should work REAL WELL. But then again - it's probably just me. ;))

Donna said...

50wt thread and 3 clicks to the right? You've got this quarter-inch issue licked. Just like Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz, the answer is within you, not in a machine. (I have a Sapphire - in fact, two - and I'm more than pleased. Free-motion feature? There is none. It's all in the user!


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