In my browsing, I came across Seams To Be You And Me. Cindi has an awesome blog, and I found her entry about sewing 1/4" seams really good. Those small seams are not just for quilting, they can be used to sew anything small (baby clothes, dolls, I'm sure you can think of others).
I'm not one to a bunch of specialty sewing gadgets. I'm a firm believer that if women could make works of fiber arts centuries ago, with only basic supplies, then I should have no problem making my modest creations with the basic, albeit modern, notions. Unless I'm sure that I will use something a lot, I'm not willing to buy it. No way I'm considering a 1/4" foot, heck, I use the same foot for everything except zippers. So, yes, learning how to do something without a special gizmo is right down my alley!
Cindi uses a lined 3 x 5 card! Love it!!! Check it out here!