At some point, almost every sewer will need to add some top stitching to a project. As a garment sewer, I use top stitching all the time, but I also use top stitching in my quilting and home décor projects. Even though I use the technique often, I cannot top stitch in a perfectly straight line without the help of some terrific presser feet for my machines. Since I am a “just in case” buyer, I have all these feet. If you do not have any of these feet, you may want to start out with just one or two, choosing the foot that best suits the needs of your current project. With a combination of the correct presser foot and your adjustable needle position, you will be top stitching, maybe even in a contrast color, straight as an arrow and right along the edge of your seam, to your delight. You also may want to give the blind hem foot that came with your machine a try as a top stitching foot. It does a great job of allowing you to stitch in a perfectly straight line with a simple adjustment of your needle position! Happy Sewing!
Just for fun, you may want to check out this video on a new piecing technique. It’s always fun to learn something new!