How to use the 1/4-inch foot ideal for patchwork


Dreamer! Today we will show you how to use the 1/4-inch foot ideal for patchwork, which as its name suggests, helps us to sew super precise 1/4″ seam allowances.

If you enjoy quilting and patchwork, this post is for you. So stay here to know all about the 1/4-inch foot.


In addition, You can make seams or topstitching of other sizes very useful for your quilting projects, and making other types of projects.

If you like to do patchwork or small-scale work, you’ll love this presser foot.

  • Note: Remember that this foot can only be used with straight stitch and needle aligned to the center.

Tips for using the 1/4-inch foor ideal for patchwork projects.

This patchwork presser foot can sew 1/4″ (6.4 mm) 3/16″ or 1/8″ (3.2 mm) seam allowances with great accuracy.

You can use it for topstitching on quilts with symmetrical, irregular designs or for garment construction projects.

Sewing machine settings:

  • Straight stitch
  • Needle position always in the center
  • Stitch length: 1.6-2.5 mm

To make 1/4" (6.4) seams

  • Sew while keeping each fabric edge against the guide when quilting non-uniform designs.
  • Creating an accurate seam allowance, even in corners, the side marks on the presser foot help you measure fabric distances.

For quilting with overstitching at 1/8" (3.2 mm)

It’s necessary to align the fabric with the left edge of the presser foot.


And make narrower 3/16″ seams

That are perfect for setting narrow seam allowances.


  • With this presser foot you will not be able to use zigzag stitch or any other decorative stitches.
  • The first time you use this presser foot, manually raise and lower the needle to make sure it doesn’t hit the presser foot and to prevent the needle from breaking while sewing at high speed.
  • Sew a test stitch on a section of the fabric you will to use, so you can pre-check that the stitch settings are correct.

Dreamer, we hope this presser foot guide has been useful for you

Your projects will always look neat and pro if you work with the right presser foot. There’s alway a presser foot for any project.

We invite you to ckeck out our Foot and Presser foot category, to know the use of each one.

Remember that if you have any questions regarding the use, you can write to us in the comments.

We will gladly try to solve them or any other sewing lover can give us their opinion.

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