My problem is that the throat plate has a wide opening because of the zigzag stitch and I would need to buy a special plate that has a small diameter hole that would only allow the needle in. Well that's another expense of about $45.00 and after spending plenty on fabric for the 2 quilts I'm going to be making I figured there has to be another way.
Sure enough, paper piecing. Thanks to Hetty of Crafts and Stuff
http://hettyscreations.blogspot.com/ she showed me earlier this month how to convert regular piecing blocks into paper pieced patterns. So I drafted up my pattern and I ended up doing 2 test runs before getting things right. So now I have a perfect 16 patch block that is ready to sew into my quilt. I just have 8 more to make. So Hetty I have a bunch of 1 1/2" squares of fabric with no use. Would you care to add them to your "tiny scrap block" project? Let me know.
Also I want to say thank you to Marina and Daryl at Quilt Inspiration http://quiltinspiration.blogspot.com/. I entered a giveaway at the begining of the month and won 2 issues of McCall's Quilting and it's great since I don't have these issues. So when I take a break from quilting this weekend I'm going to be browsing through my magazines.