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Monday, September 6, 2010

Star Chain Sample Blocks, Revisited

Despite yesterday's disappointments, I cut all the pieces for the interior of this baby quilt.  The instructions say to go ahead and cut up the remaining fabric for the piano key border.  I'm not that brave.  Want to make sure I have enough for all the blocks first.

Though I'm still perturbed about the Janome 1/4" foot, I thought I'd try piecing it the old fashioned way, judging my own 1/4" seam.  Didn't do too bad.  The star block is a hair larger than it should be, but the chain block is perfect!

Janome won't be getting the new 1/4" foot out to all their customers for at least another month.  I can't wait that long.  Glad to see I still can eyeball it pretty well!

1 comment:

Cathy said...

Does you Janome have measurement marks on the sole plate? My Bernina does. If it doesn't, you can use a small piece of tape measured out from your needle in the down position to mark your quarter inch spot. A bit of alcohol will get rid of any sticky residue when you remove it later.
Good luck! You did really well just winging it!