Digressing…with a helpful hint…….

How many times has a pattern required that a diagonal stitching line be drawn on a high number of paired pieces (squares, rectangles, etc)??? So, the correct marker must be located…..light or dark color?? Will it show?? How about those lucky stitchers whose machines have come with a built-in laser light??!!! Wouldn’t that be handy? Well, I’m here to say my most wonderful Ms Juki is now so equipped for those tasks!! IMG_0333 Now, if you’re interested in a couple of testings….first, “snowballing” the corners of a 5” square……IMG_0331. These little white squares wouldn’t really need a line drawn, but the laser sure helps!!!…………….IMG_0335. Just line up the red marker on the diagonal and stitch!! How about a larger task……2 six inch squares needing that diagonal stitching…… IMG_0339 IMG_0341. I don’t have to worry about a marker that shows on the dark fabric (although, I would have used the lighter fabric for that line). The laser keeps me on track….yay!!IMG_0345. This small tool is mounted to Ms Juki with self-adhesive hook/loop tape (each machine has a different thread path, so you would have to check what works on yours). IMG_0334. Be sure that your thread will feed freely.

This handy addition is available at Harbor Freight for $5.99!!!! YES!!! That’s all!!!

Central Machinery® 93242 Laser MarkerI easily removed that mounting stand with one screw release.IMG_0337

If you have any questions, please, leave them in the comments and I will address them. Now…..back to stitching……………

About treadlemusic

A quilter who rides motorcycle, living on a small hobby farm in southeastern Minnesota. Grandmother and Great Grandmother.
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18 Responses to Digressing…with a helpful hint…….

  1. I saw that idea on another blog recently and have it on my list of things to pick up.

    • treadlemusic says:

      I hope to give this a more thorough try in a future piecing. For now, the vintage stitchings seem to be dominating! I look forward to hearing if you try the laser idea…..hugs……

  2. Nice! That looks really handy!

  3. witchylin says:

    Must look for one of those in the UK. Great when doing lots of diagonals. Get a perfect quarter inch seam too. Brilliant idea.

  4. kathyreeves says:

    Very handy gadget there! Ms. Necchi is currently decked out with a masking tape triangle guide, lol”

  5. jackie says:

    What a cool little tool 🙂

  6. Paula says:

    Thanks for sharing!

  7. Wow, that is so cool! My next quilt has 740 tiny half square triangles and I was already dreading drawing the lines lol… Im going to definitely give this method a try, thanks for the great tip!

  8. Nadine says:

    Great idea. Are the batteries replaceable?

  9. Thread crazy says:

    Wow, I’m off to get me one of those … at $5.99, that’s a bargain.

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