Category: Technique:

Effortless Border Stitching

Having problems lining up or evenly spacing your border designs? Now the new Border Guide Foot helps you to easily match up your border designs with the red lines of the foot. No need to mark every row beforehand!


The secret to the Border Guide Foot lies in the red guide marks. The two sets of vertical red lines are calibrated to allow perfect spacing of rows. The horizontal red line matches the needle drop so you can line up the start of each row and the small red mark denotes the center of the design for you to line up with the marking for the first row.
1. Mark a line on your fabric for the first row as well as for where you would like to start each row. Match the horizontal red line and the center red mark, and sew the first row.

2. Skip one row and sew the third row of your design next, matching up the first row between the two red lines on one side of the foot. (Note: By skipping a row, the first row stays clear of the feed dogs so you are not sewing on an uneven surface that could cause your stitching to veer off course.)

3. Then sew the second (middle) row, matching up the outside rows inside the two inner red lines on each side of the foot.

4. You can add additional rows to your design by continuing to jump ahead a row and returning to the 'middle' row.