Have you ever sat down at a new machine and realized you have no idea if the 1/4” foot is accurate? Or maybe you are new to garment sewing (like me) and that 5/8” seam allowance is still a little iffy, or you are working on a guild quilt and realize that everyone’s definition of a 1/4” is very, very different.Enter the CutRiteTM Sewing Machine Seam Guide. Today’s feature is a teeny tiny tool given to me by my friend (and local long armer) Cindy. Cindy is a pro, and if she likes something, or teaches me something new, I listen.
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Size: 1” x 3”
Source: I got mine from Cindy (she got them from Checker)–also available locally at Capital Quilts or online at Quilter’s Paradise
“Use it to position your machine’s needle exactly where you need it as well as to check the accuracy of your needle’s position. You can position your needle perfectly for a scant 1/4″, 3/8″, 1/2″, 5/8″ or 3/4″ seam. It has a ruler with markings to 1/8″ and the 45-degree end is very useful when piecing your binding strips together.”
Yes. It’s easy to use.When would I use it?
I stuck mine seam guide in the sewing kit I take to guild meetings, classes, etc. I used it to get to know my new machine (more on that later!), to make sure the 1/4” foot was accurate, and to easily mark a 5/8” seam on my machine with washi tape. I think it would be especially useful if you are sewing on a machine you haven’t used, or trying to teach someone how to sew accurate seams.