Chain stitching the Half-Square Triangle Squares.
I never get tired of my view over the machine. We had a beautiful day.
The center lines have all been scant 1/4" stitched and cut to form 2 piles of 50 HST squares each. The left pile I will press the seams towards the darker fabric, the right pile I will press the seams towards the lighter fabric. Why press the seams in different directions for half of the HST squares? Once I begin stitching the squares together into rows, the seams will "nest" together because of the way each square is turned.
All 100 HST squares have the seams pressed in the appropriate directions.
Now, each HST square needs to be trimmed to 8 1/2" squares.
Stitching the HST squares together into rows.
I'm loving my new 1/4" foot I got from Nova's Featherweights & Quilting. Not only does it work great on my 301s, but it will also fit the 221s. It's just right for stitching a perfect 1/4" seam!