Seems like I have been doing a lot of stitch in the ditch quilting lately. It’s not my favorite thing to do as I usually end up NOT stitching in the ditch – my stitches fall to the left or the right and occasionally land in the sweet spot.

But all that changed when I discovered Janome makes a foot for my machine specifically for stitching in the ditch. Boy, does that baby work!

There’s a guide on the front that slides right along the seam and the stitches just fall in place. Ingenious. My Dad always said the right tool makes the job easier and he was right.

Janome S Foot SITD

This particular attachment is for my Janome 6500, but other brands have their own SITD foot. There are also generic feeet available.

I found the foot a few weeks ago but just recently purchased it. I thought I could get along without it, and learn to stitch in that ditch on my own. Then I had all that quilting to do so I finally jumped on board and got one. I am so glad I did. It has made SITD so much easier and my quilting looks so much better because of it.  Best of all, I am no longer bummed at the thought of stitching in the ditch. 🙂

How about you – are there tools you use that aren’t essential but make your sewing life easier? I might find something else I need to have…

I’m also playing with these pretty fabrics. More about these later. I hope to make some progress on this project this week and have more to show you in a few days.

Somerset Fig Tree Moda HSTs

So that is my crush for this Main Crush Monday. What are you working on that has you excited this week? I would love for you to share!  You can link up any blog post or Instagram pic – here’s how:

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