Hi all. I had one of those "mother of invention" moments last night. I was trying to do the bias seam to join sashing strips and yet again, was distorting the fabric when trying to mark the seam. I tried the "press the crease" trick but unfortunately, my eyesight being what it is, I can't see the mark very well. I hate using pins, so, I thought: Hmmm.
I grabbed a piece of paper, folded it in half to get a straight edge and lined it up against the needle. Then I adjusted it so the other end was at the finish point of the seam. I stitched right up against the paper and "Voila" - straight seam! How cool is that?