I pieced the quilt with my Singer Featherweight machine, which I call Dottie (as she was purchased at the Pink Polka Dot in Panguitch). Amazing how smooth that machine runs.
Two things I picked up from quilter Bonnie K. Hunter (www.Quiltville.com). She uses an old credit card attached to the machine as a 1/4 inch sewing guide. Found that to work like a charm! I used one of those advertising cards you get in the mail.
The second thing I am using from Bonnie Hunter is the leader/ender. You keep a little stack of cut pieces (in my case 2 1/2 inch squares) by your machine. When you come to the end of sewing on your current project just pick up a unit (again mine are 2 1/2 inch squares) and sew a unit together. You do this at the end of each ending & it becomes your leader for your next project piece. Cut the leader/ender off of the chain & stack up for use in another project. I have quite a little stack sewn together just from this last quilt project.
Happy sewing all!