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Thread: Has anybody used the Curvemaster?

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    Senior Member anita211's Avatar
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    I am going to be embarking on making John Flynn's Wheel of Mystery quilt. I purchased 4 kits (I hate cutting stuff out!) to make a queen-sized quilt, and now have the usual jitters about curved piecing.

    I bought a Curvemaster foot, but have heard horror stories from other boards and was wondering if anybody here has it and/or has used it.

    Thanks.

    Anita

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    I haven't used that foot, but I have done the Wheel of Mystery quilt. If you sew it per directions. and go slowly till you feel comfortable with it, it isn't that hard. Just remember to keep that 1/4" seam and all will be well. I just used a regular foot. You could use the zipper foot that allows you to sew on either side...as long as your machine is marked for the 1/4". I have confidence in you....you can do it...after all whether the piece is curved or not the machine always sews in a straight line. One stitch in front of the other.... I did find that a stilletto or sharp orange stick helped to push the fabric through. It keeps your fingers back far enough you can keep a better view and sew it with more confidence. Mainly because it makes you go slower. Saves ripping time too....er...reverse sewing I mean.

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    well I hate to say that I paid almost 40 bucks for the foot and bent tweezers about 2-3 months ago and have not even taken it out of the package yet. No I'm not scared! just busy. I want a double wedding ring and was getting prepared, I do use the F-word, so I'm trying to f----- some of my other stuff and get it out of the way first.

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    I never even heard of the curved wheel foot. I have a conglomeration of feet I haven't even taken the time to figure out what they are for, or how to use them. The standard presser foot (which I always thought of as the Walking Foot-please let me know if I'm wrong) and the Zipper foot are basically all I use. Is any one aware of anyinternet source which would show pictures along with a description of the use. I see plenty for sale but no explanations of use are usually provided. I'd love to see a picture of the Wheel of Mystery Quilt. Sounds interesting.

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    a walking foot is a big clunky thing (that i love) it has teeth on it to move the top layer of fabric at the same rate the bottom moves (ever ended up with more top than bottom but they were even when you started?)
    with the curve master foot you're not supposed to do all that clipping and pinning to do curves, it has a slot and you slip your fabric in the groove and sew, (so they say!)

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    Sure I never even saw one of those. I'll have to remember to look for feet at the fabric shop.

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    Hi Susan,

    Point your browser to eBay and search for John Flynn. Scroll through the list and you will find the Wheel of Mystery quilt kit(s). I have four of the pastels... that means 80 blocks to make. However, with them already cut, all I have to do is sit down and sew. There is no right or wrong as to how they go together color-wise except light to dark, dark to light or medium, etc.

    Also, with sewing machine feet there are dozens that fit all machines. I would google your sewing machine manufacturer; i.e., Brother, Janome, etc., and go to their home pages. They usually have a good listing of what each machine can do, what feet that are available, the uses of said feet, etc.

    I dearly love the walking foot for quilting straight lines!

    Back to work for me...

    Anita

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    On QNN tomorrow morning (April 28th) at 10:00 a.m. (CST) they will be having a show about/using this foot, in case you're still curious.

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    Carla,

    Will go to QNN and watch! Thank you so much. I need to master the foot anyway, because I make Drunkard's Path blocks on occasion, or the Apple Core design.

    If I didn't have broadband at home, I would be going to the office to watch!

    Anita

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    I have used the curve master presser foot. It works Ok, but I found once I learnd how to manage the curves by cutting them on the bias and keeping the convex curve on the bottom ( next to the feed dog) that I really didn't use it that much. I think it also depends on your machine I have a Phaff with a built in dual feed (this is not a walking foot) and it does a great job for me without the special foot.

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