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Sewing In The Barn | Straight Stitch Needleplate

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Sewing little pieces of fabric for Quilters doing block piecing, or sheers and fine fabrics is a challenge, but it can be done. 


Many modern machines have available an accessory called a straight stitch needle plate. This is a special plate with a needle sized hole in it just for stitching straight seams in small pieces of quilting fabric, fine sheer fabrics like chiffon, satin, silks and thin knits.

 

Not all brands have it for all models but many do.

 

Straight stitch needle plate image

 

Straight Stich Presser Foot image

 

Babylock, Janome, and Brother do for some models, not all. It keeps thin fabric from being pulled on down into the feed dogs and wadding up.

 

This is available from many online sources, including Sew Vac Direct for

 

Brother machines  Brother CS6000i does not have one made for it.

 

Janome Machines

 

If you order one, you must make sure to get the one that matches your machine manufacturer and model.

 

Madam Sew carries a generic unbranded low shank model of the foot in the 11 piece foot kit and the 32 piece foot kit, but not the needleplate.

 

REMEMBER TO CHANGE YOUR PLATE BACK TO THE REGULAR ZIGZAG PLATE for usual sewing!

 

 

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