Several people have asked me about the benefits of using a straight stitch needle plate. As you can see in the first picture, the hole for the needle is in a precise position, so the needle won't "wiggle" - this is perfect for precision piecing. The second picture shows a standard needle plate, which you would use if you're sewing decorative stitches or if you're altering the position of the needle.
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