I'm so excited to show you
a brand new product that
I have designed just for you!
It's a seam guide that you adhere
(temporarily of course)
to your sewing machine bed.
I designed it and…
produced it for me…and you!
I've been waiting
a long time
for them to be ready
and I'm so happy that
they are finally here
and that I can
share them with you
on this weeks
Farm Girl Friday:)
This is only one of the colors available...
It comes in these 4 happy colors
to match your mood or each of your machines:)
Personally I plan on keeping one
with all of my machines
and in my sewing bag
so that I am never without one.
Each one comes with 4 of the 1" round Stick-it's…
which are removable double side tape dots.
So now I'm going to show you the
3 easy steps to set it up!
I have put the steps directly onto my seam guide for you.
First step is placing the needle into the dot.
Unthread your machine…
align needle with dot and
insert the needle right into the center.
Then lift your needle and remove
seam guide from your machine bed.
Step one done!
Now for step two…
See the rectangle of dotted lines?
You're going to cut that out.
Use some good sharp scissors…
but NOT your fabric scissors!
The large punched hole is there so that
you can use it to start your first cut.
This is how I do it.
The plastic is sturdy so just do a little at a time ...
Until it's all cut out.
Now put the seam guide back onto
your machine bed and snap the rectangle
back into place where you cut it out
and insert the needle again.
Use the lines on your machine …
and the lines on the guide…
to make sure it is straight...
And adhere into place.
I put a dot under 4 of the petals.
(it probably would be just as secure with 2)
I have a front loading bobbin on my machine
so I don't really ever need to remove my seam guide.
But I can if I need to with no problem at all:)
Save the bottom rectangle portion
just in case you need it again
when putting the seam guide back
onto your machine if you removed it.
Now I have a cute little flower
with lines to guide my stitching!
No more tracing lines onto squares
for easy corner triangles…
flying geese…snowballs etc:)
You simply start stitching on one corner
and let the bottom corner line up
with the CENTER line as you are sewing.
This center line is aligned perfectly
with your needle so it works accurately every time!
Just like this!
I love it!!!
I have always used a guide for
sewing accurate 1/4" seams as well.
I like to know where my seam is
long before I get to the foot.
I find if you wait until you
get to the foot to adjust to 1/4" it can cause
and that not good for accurate blocks:)
See? Perfect 1/4" seam…YaY!!!
You all should know by now that
I use my Easy Corner Triangle Method
on any of my blocks that have angles at all
(which is most of them)
So I'm hoping that you will love
my Seams Sew Easy as much as I do!
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If you follow me on
have attended one of my
Farm Girl Vintage Workshop/Retreats ...
you know I have been using one
on my featherweight.
I just use wash tape to tape it there
because I have a roll that
I keep in my sewing bag:)
Seams need to be accurate on retreat too!
Okay…so now onto our first block this week…
"Scrappy Maple Leaf "
You will find the pattern and instructions
on page 58 of my book
I love making maple leaf blocks!
I just had to make a bunch in both the 6" and 12" sizes...
For a swirly twirly falling leaves quilt:)
I used the Picnic Quilt setting
on page 114 of my book.
I'm in the fall mood …
so I'm really looking forward
to seeing all of your blocks!
Don't forget to use the hashtag;
Now let's talk about my
Scrappy Strawberry block:)
You can find the pattern and instructions on page 59.
I know strawberries are typically
in season during the spring
but I love to decorate with strawberries
so they are always in season at my little cottage!
When you make your blocks…
don't forget to use the hashtag
I think my scrappy strawberry looks great in red too...
So I stitched up a couple of the 12" blocks
and cut 18 - 4 1/2" scrappy aqua squares...
and pieced together a quick table runner:)
12" x 48"
I didn't get time to quilt it for you but you
get the idea…right?
I think I'll bind it in aqua too:)
I like the size of this one…
it will look nice on the main countertop
in my cottagey kitchen:)
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That's it for now!
Now go sew your blocks:)