Nova's Sew Straight Guide is fully adjustable for a huge variety of seam allowances. You decide where your perfect "1/4 inch" seam allowance is! Two unobtrusive screws hold it securely in place so it can not twist and scratch your beloved machine.
This is a great guide for sewing and quilting. It allows you to adjust for various weights of fabric so you can achieve the perfect seam allowance. The two screws have minimal sized heads, so they don't catch on your threads and fabrics or bruise your knuckles! The true beauty of the two screws is that they will not allow the guide to twist and scratch the finish on your machine! You can chain piece all day long, knowing that all you have to do is bump up against this guide and go!
For half square triangles, some flying geese techniques, and bindings, you will still need a 1/4" foot.
Do not try to use Nova's Sew Straight Guide with a 1/4" foot. You will be very frustrated. It is intended to be used with the original foot that came with your Singer Featherweight 221. When using Nova's Sew Straight Guide with the original presser foot, you will have a small space between the foot and the Guide. This is just enough space for you to use a stiletto to guide the fabric through the needle and feed dogs. Using a stiletto will greatly increase your piecing accuracy.
Nova 'finger tightens' the two screws, but if you prefer to use an allen wrench, she sells those individually for this purpose - just make certain not to over tighten! See below for a video demo and for recommended products.
Occasionally there is a problem with the front hole on the needle plate of a featherweight being not countersunk quite deep enough for the screw to be flush (this is especially true of reproduction needle plates). When this happens, the guide sits up too high on top of the screw instead of flat on the machine. The simple solution is to remove the front screw. The rear screw will make certain the needle plate does not move.
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