Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Ideal Seam Guide

 I'm always on the lookout for 
new quilting notions
that help with accuracy
while working on a 
project.
 While perusing the Vendor Mall at the
Tucson Quilters Guild Quilt Show
I watched a demonstration
for the
and bought a few 
of their products to play with.
 First you start with the 
Ideal Seam Gauge
and drop the needle into the desired 
seam width hole.
I used the 1/4th inch hole for quilting.
*notice they even have a marking for a scant 1/4th inch*
 Next, line the 
Ideal Seam Guide 
vertically next to the Seam Gauge.
Once the Seam Guide is pressed in position, 
the Gauge can be removed.
The Seam Guide has a rubber backing 
that adheres firmly to the sewing table, 
and can be easily removed
by lifting up on the end.
The guide can be repositioned up to 1,000 times!
When the backing gets "linty"
it can be washed with warm soapy water.
The Seam Guide is available in 4 different sizes.  
I purchased the 10", which fits nicely on my machine.
I've been binding a lot of quilts lately,
and the guide has been especially helpful 
with accuracy as I've fed bulky
fabrics along it's edge.
To find out more about the
Ideal Seam Guide
go to 

6 comments:

Cindy said...

Hope to see one of these at the Phoenix show if they have a viewing booth.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I have not seen this and it is something I need - I can't seem to sew a straight line for anything!

LynCC said...

That looks useful! I see they solve the mystery of just *what* is a Scant 1/4". :D

Stephanie said...

So many helpful tools. Thanks for the review.

Sara said...

One of the cleverest notions I've seen in ages. Thanks for sharing and I know I'll be watching for it locally.

fiberchick said...

Thank you so much for this review! I'm a gadget freak and am always looking for notions to improve my sewing- will definitely check this one out...