Sunday, June 22, 2014

What a Difference the Right Tools Make!!

Let's be honest.  My sewing machine and I are still getting to know each other.  I'm much more at home with needle and thread in my hands.

I'm participating  In Jenny of Elefantz's Quilt Stitch Along.  Here's the top block:

Don't look at it too closely.  I took out the sewing machine stitches at LEAST three times.  I sweated, I mumbled *@&#^ under my breath (and out loud)…...putting together this block was SO HARD because….hang on…. wait for it, wait for it….I didn't have a 1/4 inch foot for my sewing machine.  Silly me, I thought I could wing it.  Oh no, so not sew!!  The seams are crooked…..and I'm simply NOT a happy camper about it.  

The light bulb above my head came on…..heh - how about purchasing a 1/4 inch foot?  It might make sewing a little easier.  Presto-change-o, the second block:
Perfect seams.

Guess what I'm going to do this afternoon?  Yep - take out the sewing machine stitches in the first one and starting over.  SHEESH.  Live and learn.

Remember - keep yourself surrounded by stitches ~ Cheers ~


  1. Wow it's looking so pretty..
    Well done dear xxx

  2. No its unique!! I love it!
    I saw this and was tempted too... but not to offend anyone I am not really religious, but still love the design. I will watch yours appear and no doubt it will look wonderful :)
    Keep smiling :)

  3. Glad you're becoming more comfortable with your machine, Kim--this looks great :) I need to take some time to get better acquainted with my machine, too--all I ever do on it is straight stitching and I know there is so much more it can do!

  4. Hi, Kim, so pretty...I love the floral fabric. I couldn't live without my 1/4 foot, I rarely take it off.

  5. Way to go! I have no idea how to use a sewing machine, so I'm already in awe. I like the embroidery on these pieces too!

  6. You poor thing, unpicking is horrid. You have chosen lovely fabric.

  7. lol! Yes, a 1/4" foot is a must IMO! I don't know what kind you got, but mine actually has a metal piece that sits against the surface where the fabric goes. Much easier to guide the fabric along against that metal piece!

  8. Beautiful! Thank you for joining in, and may you be blessed as you stitch. xx

    PS: Those 1/4" feet are amazing. Good on you!

  9. Catching up with your last few posts ~ looks like you have been busy sending out treasures!!

  10. gorgeous work Kim.xx

  11. It looks great! I have a sewing machine but have not idea what is a 1/4 foot!! :) I know mine came with the zip ones but that's it I think. I always admire patchwork but know I wouldn't have the patience & skill to even consider it ;) So I really think your work is fabulous xx