Thursday, April 12, 2012


I have all sorts of weird gadgets rolling around my sewing room that I have either inherited from someone else or bought on a whim. Honestly, I don't even know what most of them do. I was thinking to myself (self, I thought) "Why don't I do posts about gadgets all through May?"

So I have decided to do it. All of my posts in May will feature at least some weird gadget or notion that everyone either has or totally should have. Here's a sneak preview.

My mom sent me home with this when I went to visit for Easter.

Its basic function is showing you how to get the perfect scant 1/4 inch seam on your machine. I mentioned before that I needed to move my needle 2 places to the right to get the seam correct on my machine. Well after using this baby, I learned that it is actually 3 places that I need to move. 

More details to come on this nifty contraption along with many others in May!


  1. This is my very favorite gadget as well. I have a new machine - a Husqvarna Viking and I don't think the quarter in foot is that good but this is just perfect as I can move my needle to the exact spot in order to get a perfect scant 1/4" seam allowance. YAY Perkins!

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  3. I just bought this gadget. I learned from a Kai Irland DVD that you need to check your seams and make sure they are correct. I have a Babylock machine with two 1/4 inch feet, neither of which are really 1/4 inch. So I then bought a little foot. This one is right on. Thanks for posting such useful information.

  4. You're blowing my mind! I just assumed that the measurements on the machine were correct! :-O

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  6. I got one of these, and it reassured me that I was using the right places on the feet of both of my machines correctly for piecing! Thanks for the info.



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