Want to sew a 1/4″ seam and don’t have the proper foot? There’s an easy way to ensure your seam allowance is accurate using just stuff around the house. Take a stack a masking tape or a pile of sticky notes and stick them to the throat plate in front of the foot along the 1/4″ seam allowance mark. When you sew, the cut edge of your fabric will run along the edge of the stack and keep your seam allowance accurate. Quilters, this trick is great for piecing together quilt squares.