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Machine Piecing

More quilting tips!

Before machine-piecing fabric patches together, test your sewing machine for positioning an accurate 1/4 seam allowance. There are several tools to help guarantee this. Some machine needles may be moved to allow the presser-foot edge to be a 1/4 guide.

A special foot may be purchased for your machine that will guarantee an accurate 1/4 seam. A piece of masking tape can be placed on the throat plate of your sewing machine to mark the 1/4 seam. A plastic stick-on ruler may be used instead of tape with the same results.