This tutorial is near and dear to my heart because I spent my first year of quilting not understanding why I always sewed a consistent three-eighths inch stitch instead of a quarter-inch stitch. Once I learned these methods, my accuracy improved overnight and I really started to enjoy sewing because everything turned out the way it was supposed to.
In the video above, I show you three different methods to set up your sewing machine and presser feet to sew a perfect quarter-inch seam every time. By using these techniques, you’ll be able to achieve a perfect seam no matter how basic or fancy your machine is. I’ve used them on everything from a cheap Singer without a quarter-inch foot to a computerized Babylock made especially for quilters and I’m able to get the same accurate results on both machines.
I’ll show you how to mark a quarter-inch sewing guide on your machine, how to use a quarter-inch presser foot and how to use your machine’s pre-programmed stitches to sew an accurate quarter-inch seam every time you work on a quilting project.
I hope you’ll enjoy this tutorial and it helps you too if you’re struggling with sewing a consistent quarter-inch seam.