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Re: Do you let your machine do it for you?

New postby lendube on Sun Jun 10, 2012 3:09 pm

Moleskin is to prevent blisters on your feet. It's used for hiking boots in particular. Any drug store or even grocery stores carry it in the foot care aisle.
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Re: Do you let your machine do it for you?

New postby bridesmom on Sun Jun 10, 2012 6:02 pm

I think I may try this along with my 1/4' foot to see if I get better straight lines. I find even with the 1/4" foot and the lead guide I still can get wobbly
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Re: Do you let your machine do it for you?

New postby Mule on Mon Jun 11, 2012 7:55 pm

I've used the painters tape before, and it works pretty well. I also use the quilting bar sometimes.
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Re: Do you let your machine do it for you?

New postby kjh9835 on Mon Jun 11, 2012 8:07 pm

I have a couple of those quilting bar thingys, they screw into the base of the machine. I've never tried them but I know they are in the "sewing stuff" box along with other thingys. I like the fat edge the moleskin gives me for the fabric to push up against.

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Re: Do you let your machine do it for you?

New postby Bama on Mon Jun 11, 2012 8:32 pm

kjh9835 wrote: I like the fat edge the moleskin gives me for the fabric to push up against.

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Re: Do you let your machine do it for you?

New postby bridesmom on Tue Jun 12, 2012 9:32 pm

I've always found the post it note pad slips after a bit cause the sticky part doesn't hold it's 'stick'.
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Re: Do you let your machine do it for you?

New postby Shellymoon on Tue Jun 19, 2012 9:06 pm

Love the painter's tape idea.
I generally mark the line with a purple crayon, then wipe it away when I'm done.
Why purple? Who knows. That's the crayon that wandered into my sewing room one day and I let it stay.
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Re: Do you let your machine do it for you?

New postby HeyJudee on Wed Jun 20, 2012 2:55 pm

I haven't used this but remembered seeing it demo'd somewhere. It's the Qtools Sewing Edge...which will stick to your sewing machine and you can use it as a guide. Apparently it's reuseable. Here's a video about it.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSCBzwJ1lB4
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