I want to tell you what helped with making these.
Gene Black suggested when wanting to do top stitching close to the edge that you use your zipper foot. Oh my stinking gosh....this is like the greatest most clever idea. What a help Gene, thanks!!!
I know, I sound like I am harping about this straight stitch plate.....but...
I am here to tell you that it helps tremendously when you want to go around the corners.
I had my regular plate on and couldn't figure out why when I went around the corners that it would get chewed up in the plate. That is when the AhhhhHA moment came, I switched plates and boy what a difference.
When I was at the store with my husband debating on whether to get this plate (seeing how I was paying a mint at the time to get my embroidery machine out...didn't want the added expense). I told my husband, what if I forget to take the plate off when I want to blanket stitch.
He said....oh you won't (this is me snorting right now)
Does the man really know me?
Well...time only proved my passing thought right, I went to sew the other day with the straight stitch plate on there and wham!!! Needle broke. Hummmm I thought, what is the problem? Needle must have been bent.
Oh yes...you guessed it, wrong plate. I suppose I need to tape something on my machine to remind me to check my plate. But what if I forget to read my note?