Using a 1/4 Inch Seam Foot Attachment

Another machine foot attachment I inherited from my mother-in-law Barb is the 1/4 seam foot. Many quilters or patchworkers will have one of these attachments in their sewing drawers as most patterns call for a 1/4 seam. This attachment is for a basic Janome model.

 As I work towards finishing my daughters quilt, this attachment with a 1/4 inch metal edge guide has made piecing the quilt together a breeze.  

Your fabric pieces rest up against the metal plate giving you a perfect 1/4 inch seam every time.  Making it easy to match up corners and seams

It also reduced seam bulk on the reverse side of your work.

This sewing machine attachment would also come in handy when you can't see the markings on your sewing machines metal needle plate. 


CurlyPops said...

I'm intrigued... is that wadding already quilted to the squares?

Jodie @ The Haby Goddess said...

Yes Cam, I cut all the fabric squares and the iron on pellon and then quilted each piece before sewing them together with the 1/4 foot.

Anonymous said...

Re above comments - what are you then going to do for the backing of the quilt? You have me intriged too!

Jodie @ The Haby Goddess said...

Well Philippa, this is where it becomes interesting and shows my complete lack of quilting experience lol!

I will completely bamboozle everyone if I try to explain in words so I will be doing a post to show you if my idea actually works. It will require some very, very precise stitching.

Liam's Mummy said...

Are you going to stitch in the ditch? Can't wait to see what you do here.

Linda said...

Oh yes i cant live without my 1/4 inch foot, it really does a wonderful job and makes a huge difference and Jodie i made a quilt for my daughter out of everyones old jeans nearly the same way as you except i had all three layers ie jeans,wadding and backing. Sill love it to this day.