Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Singer 301

I learned something new the other day. Maybe I am clueless or maybe I am unobservant or more likely I just have never used my Singer 301 to make hsts this way before.

I am currently making hsts for my Cheddarback quilt blocks and I find that Gay often gives the instructions in a way that you make the hsts larger. She uses the method of  putting two squares together, mark a line on the diagonal and then stitching on either side of the line and then you cut them apart, press and trim them to size. I don't usually make my hsts this way because I just really dislike the fiddly business of trimming down to size.

Anyway....I am so not a perfectionist when it comes to that 1/4" but I did realize that the 301 presser foot is actually perfect for getting that 1/4" stitch line. It is exactly 1/4" from the left side of the presser foot to the needle....who knew...not me anyway. I am sure this knowledge will come in handy to me someday. :)


Deb A said...

Hmmm, I think I have a 301 in the sewing table from my grandmother. Must move it to my sewing area and find that foot and give it a try! Thanks.

Happy early Anniversary =)

Chantal said...

They made great machine back then. There was no need for a painter's tape on the bed of the machine. ;^)

Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

I was wondering if the foot on my treadle was a quarter inch. Now I am going to have to check. That sure would make life easier. Loving your Cheddarback quilt blocks.