BLOG #4: The Guide Line Marker

When I was asked to join the Love of Sewing Challenge I was assigned the Guide Line Marker as the Destiny feature to include in my sewing project.

 

The Guide Line Marker is a real laser which is pretty cool in itself, but it allows you to add precision to your sewing. It reminded me of something I learned in tailoring men’s suits many years ago, and that is how you draw straight lines with tailor’s chalk, only you can do this directly on the machine, with no chalk and it is much more accurate than marking manually even if you are a pro (see me illustrate this in guide line video part 1). I also thought about how I interline my garments and how I include quilting rows of stitching to add durability, stability, and aesthetic qualities. Being able to make perfectly parallel lines is a big deal for the quality of my work.

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I encourage you to reference my three videos illustrating how I used the guide line marker because you really must see it. I cover all the following points in visual detail, but I wanted to provide an over view of key features you want to make sure you master on your machine.

HOW TO USE IT

The guide Line Marker is located on the touch screen of your machine. Simply touch to activate.

If it does not work with a certain stitch it will be grayed out.

You can push the placement button to shift the laser side to side.

It works with the sensor pen by selecting placement on the bed of your machine.

You can find it on page 92 of your user manual if you like to read instructions.

You can adjust the guide line settings and brightness in the machine settings area.

It works with the camera feature.

It extends the marker on the machine which is helpful if you need to project a sewing line onto your fabric.

It works with the stitch width and customizing stitches allowing you to make custom settings.

If you are a proficient sewer you might think you don’t need this, but the ability to project a sewing line on your fabric with precision helps even a pro have better precise results, you can eliminate marking up your fabric, and as mentioned you can make your own custom stitches.

WHAT IT IS USED FOR

Connecting Points in quilting

When you don’t have a reference point on your fabric

Attaching Zippers

Topstitching precision lines

Designer Joi’s quilted lining

Custom Stitches perfect for customizing size to fit in-between fabric details, on narrow ribbons and more

Embellish a Seam

Stitching boning Channels

The only limit is your imagination

You can really customize the guide line marker to fit your own personal sewing needs. I have found the more I use it, the more applications I come up with. Check out Video Part 1, 2 & 3 to see how it works, how I used it and the results on my project. Share your ideas and uses for the guide line marker too.

Baby Lock For the Love of Sewing Challenge

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