I wanted to share a little tip about a guideline I keep on my sewing machine bed that helps me sew so much faster! You can do it yourself, it's easy, and it will save you a ton of time when you're piecing!
You'll need about 6 or 7 inches of duct tape - enough to go from your needle to the edge of your machine bed. The wilder the tape, the better, in my opinion. I used sparkly silver duct tape, and it works perfectly because I don't ever sew with anything sparkly so when I see too much of the sparkles, I know I'm not lined up correctly (more on this later). It also makes my machine look fancy!
Watch the video or read through the steps below!
|Take a piece of duct tape (about 6", or the length of your sewing machine bed) and cut it 1/4" wide.|
|Using your ruler as a guide, place your piece of tape from the throat plate onto your machine bed (right up against the ruler). |
Now you can start sewing! It's that easy!
These next steps will show you why this little piece of tape is so helpful!
|When you cut down the middle and open each side, you'll have two perfect half square triangles without having to draw a line down the middle of the square each time.|