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Thread: A Different Type of Seam Guide

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    I ran across this seam guide today. It works for curves or turn it around for piecing...
    It will not work on my machine, due to the lace of a screw in the correct place...but I thought maybe it would work on other brands/models

    http://www.clotilde.com/detail.html?prod_id=419

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    That would probably be a big help sewing the Drunkard's Path block. I was told never to put a seam guide next to the sewing foot but in front of it. I don't know why it would matter. :?

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    I do have one of those but have not used it. Don't know why. When I was working befor and knew Iwas going to retire. I bought a lot of things I thought I would use of like. I guess I need to go ahead and use it. If I remember correctly I believe I got it to help with curves. Sorry I can't tell you how it works or anything about it. I love gadgets. LOL But I have heard it works very well for quarter inch seams and wondeful for curves.
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    goodness, i have one of those somewhere from when i sewed clothing. ;probably for my old Singer machine.

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    It looked to me like if it was turned around with the straight edge by the foot, that it would extend in front of the foot to help guide the fabric up to the foot area, too.

    If you get out the attatchment, could you please take a picture and show us if it works as I thought it might? Thank You :D :D :D

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    speaking of gadgets, this is what i bought for $49.95, ya gotta say that real fast so as not to hurt. it sews circles, adjustable for any size. i've made pot holders and coasters with it. and even just sewed a circle around a design to make a table mat or runner. you can use straight stitch or any decorative stitch with it. it's made by Janome so i don't know if it would fit any other machine or if other machine makers make it. but i know a lot of yall on here have Janome machines. i have the 6600 and it works great. but one thing, you definitely have to have a piece of tear away stabilizer under the fabric, no walking foot required, leave feed dogs up, just use a zig zag foot if you're going to sew with zig zag stitches of course. ask me how i know that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    It looked to me like if it was turned around with the straight edge by the foot, that it would extend in front of the foot to help guide the fabric up to the foot area, too.
    it looks like it would work on all sides. two would adjust and two would not. very interesting, amma. how necessary is it? does it do anything that you can't do with a regular foot if you follow the cut edge and stay 1/4" away?
    i hate storing any more stuff. i'm trying to purge.

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    I posted this because several people were still having trouble getting a consistent 1/4" seam even with the 1/4" piecing foot. There was another type of guide posted, but you could only use it with fabrics up to 6" wide.
    For $8 it is cheaper than mole skin or post it notes, too :wink:

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    i missed the thread on getting the 1/4" seam allowance..what was it that they were having difficulty with?
    does thier needle not move?
    i know on both my machines..janome 6600 and jem..the 1/4" setting is totally different..

    that circle sewer looks great! I love my 6600! I also use stabilizer when i am using the letters on my machine..

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