Before starting stitching the binding on the Spring in my step quilt yesterday, I did a little test of the ¼” foot to see if it really was ¼”. I hadn’t been piecing on this machine for a long time, and my pieced blocks turned out on the skimpy side the other day, so I suspected there was some funny business going on.
Right indeed, can you see the tip of the needle? Not exactly on the ¼” line is it!
Instead of taking the trouble of locating the instruction book, I spent quite a lot of time fiddling with the machine to see if I could change the needle position permanently. No such luck even after searching the web, but at least I figured out how to do it temporarily. I really should label the pictures I take of different machine settings and build a library so I can look it up next time.
Anyway, the needle is in the right position - for now,
a ¼” binding is stitched onto the quilt leaving just the right amount of pattern on the edges,
all ready for hand stitching. Like always I have machine basted both the binding and hanging sleeve to the back using a fragile thread so the stitches will come out easily.
I’m becoming quite attached to this quilt. The frequent blogging requiring frequent documentation may have something to do with it, but it just feels like everything just fell into place with this one. Gotta love that.
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