|My home-made sewing guide|
Once again, the Blogger's Quilt Festival is inspiring me to try new things. I saw that some of the neatest quilts in last fall's show had simple quilting - spirals or straight lines. I really like the effects and all of them were basically straight-line stitching. I decided to quilt radiating squares on my current quilting project.
This type of quilting requires a guide when stitching lines more than 1/4" apart and the seam guide that comes with this machine screws into the bottom plate of the sewing machine. Obviously that wasn't going to work. I use a walking foot for quilting and all of the foot-based sewing guides I found required buying a new walking foot. In the end I decided I could make a guide for my existing foot using a wine cork, some coat hanger wire and duct tape. Nothing says DIY like duct tape. It's not pretty (although I like the hot-pink tape) and it needs a little work (I need to find a glue that sticks), but so far it's doing the trick.
I need some more practice to keep my lines straight. However, the current project looks pretty cool and no one but me will notice inconsistencies. I can't wait to show off the finished quilt!