One of the very best sewing hints that I can give you is to "Measure accurately!" Don't guess, measure those seams! Especially if you are sewing on a new machine you need to be 100% sure of what the guide lines on the throat plate are representing. My little sewing gauge ruler is always close by and a sewing project is rarely completed without it's help. Not only are they inexpensive, but they can be found wherever sewing notions are sold. Michie'