Solution: Rip-it. I decided to do the lines with my regular FMQ foot and was able to maintain the 1/4 inch distance between lines with the edge of the foot as a guide. I also drew a straight line every so often with my Sewline marker to keep from wandering off at an angle. Great way to learn to FMQ straight lines! The lines are not as perfect as they would be with a ruler, but that is OK. Do the best you can.
TIP: Instead of using black thread on black fabric try a very dark, colored thread or dark charcoal. It is much easier on the eyes than black on black and unnoticeable. I thought my lines were quite perfect until I took this photo. Clearly I was looking at them with "rose-colored glasses."
|Silk thread under the eye.|
|Gold metallic on red.|