Yesterday while traveling with my friend, Cathy, to The Quilt Corner grand opening. I was explaining to her how to use the yellow ruler. I had bought her one in May but she wasn't sure how to use it. I had explained to her that I sometimes still get a little wide at the end of a seam or start a little narrower at the top.
Here is her tip to me! When piecing a quilt top use your straight stitch plate in your machine. You will get less pull on the fabric and should help alleviate the narrow or fat seams at the beginning or end of your stitching. Notice in about picture, I have in the plate that has the long oval opening between the feed dogs. I will switch this plate out for the straight stitch plate.
Let me know if these tips work for you. Click on Bonnie's name above and you can order the yellow rulers on the main page of her website www.quiltville.com.
Hope you are enjoying the beautiful fall days.
Yours in quilting,