Quarter-Inch Seam Tip
Need to sew an accurate quarter-inch seam? Watch this quick video tip to see how the patchwork foot markings can help.
BERNINA offers an amazing collection of patchwork feet that make sewing quarter-inch seams a piece of cake! Each and every patchwork foot includes three evenly spaced markings one quarter-inch apart on the side to help with precise piecing. Look under the foot and you will see a narrow groove in the flat sole that acts as a thread channel to keep patchwork moving smoothly under the foot. Each of the patchwork feet has its special use—and each type of foot includes a “D” version foot that is compatible with the Dual Feed function.
Patchwork Foot #37/#37D
Patchwork Foot With Guide#57/#57D
Patchwork foot with guide #57/#57D is similar to Patchwork foot #37/#37D with a spring-loaded guide to the right of the foot. This guide offers extra assurance for accurate piecing and the spring allows the guide to move easily over uneven layers. This foot is engineered for models with a maximum 5mm stitch width.
Patchwork Foot #97/#97D
Patchwork foot #97/#97D is designed for accurate feeding and stitching with quarter-inch seams on models with a maximum 9mm stitch width. This foot comes with an additional Patchwork Guide that attaches to the machine for accurate seams.
Here’s a few more of my favorite tips to help you create perfect patchwork seams!
- Use a straight stitch plate along with a patchwork foot to provide additional support to the fabric, and don’t forget to set a reminder in your sewing computer to avoid breaking needles.
- Use a fresh needle in the machine such as a Quilting Needle. Learn more about needles with the All About Sewing Machine Needles post at WeAllSew.
- And last but not at all least! Learn how to check the accuracy of your scant quarter-inch seam with the Accurate Piecing Basics tutorial here at WeAllSew.