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Thread: A presser foot that helps you make perfect curves? Yes!

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    Super Member lovelyl's Avatar
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    Apr 2011
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    I just bought one at the Cincinnati quilt show. The demo was on a drunkards path and looked great and easy. To be fair, I haven't practiced with it much. I was disappointed that the plastic seems to be not as "slick" as my other plastic feet. I used it on an apple core pattern and it was easier, did not have to pin heavily and the fabric lined up well. I think if I could practice more with it, it would be a useful tool. It just seems to be a tool that comes with a learning curve. It does come with ankles to make it fit low, high, slant, and snap on feet.
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    bought one a long time ago....when I thought curves were difficult.....worked ok, but in my mind I had to "tackle" those curves with a regular foot, so persistently I practiced, read, then thankfully videos were available and now I don't even bother taking out that foot, just pedal along. For an easier way to get used to curves, rather than drunkards path, I did a king size with Back Porch templates and nice large curves...easy peasy....

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    Super Member sewmom's Avatar
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    I bought one and it sat in the drawer for a few years and then last year, i made a twin size circles quilt for my DIL. The blocks were 7". I founf that i had to pin a little with the foot to make the come out right. Some never did- will cut those down touse in something I will use it again on another quilt, Drunkards Path scrappy is what I'm thinking.
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    Junior Member wc00007's Avatar
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    I bought one, for the life of me can not get it to work.

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    Super Member Latrinka's Avatar
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    Slidell, Louisiana
    Never seen one.
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    My DH bought me one about 15 yrs. ago and I have been using it ever since to make Wedding Ring quilts. I usually make atleast one a year; it takes appx 3 months to make a queen top. I have all the methods for Wedding Rings and use Flynn's method most. I like the turnabout method also. The foot handles the curves like a sports car on a curvie road, smooth. If you do alot of curve piecing it is a great tool to have.

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    Nov 2011
    I bought this a few years ago and when I was making a Drunkard's Path quilt I tried it and I too found that my 1/4 inch foot with quide worked better for me.

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    Super Member Dolphyngyrl's Avatar
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    Southern California
    I used one and it wasn't too hard to use

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