Just wanted to let you all know that the day after the April 13th Zoom meeting I went online and ordered both the Perfect Piecing Seam Guide and the Half Square 4-in-1 Triangle Ruler recommended by Augusta Cole . . . and they were delivered by USPS today, the 17th !! Now that’s what I call great customer service!
She told us that the Perfect Piecing Seam Guide tool can really help to keep a straight, even, scant quarter inch seam. Place the ruler on the sewing surface with the hole on the right side while you steady the ruler with your left hand on the wider part, and carefully lower the needle into the hole in the tool and lower the presser foot (to keep the ruler from slipping). Then mark your sewing surface with painter’s tape along the right side of the ruler so you can guide your fabric right along that line. This will create a “perfect” scant quarter inch seam. Boy, I am looking forward to THAT! lol Remember to raise your needle and presser foot before removing the ruler!
And, the Half Square 4-in-1 Triangle Ruler is used both for cutting and trimming. The included instructions look very clear and easy to follow. There is even a slit in the ruler to mark your sewing lines 1/4″ on either side of a drawn line to make those hourglass and other blocks. Who knew?
See you all again on May 11th.