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Thread: Little Foot by Lynn Graves

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    Little Foot by Lynn Graves

    I am just starting the Harriet Hargrave courses (Freshman). She mentions the "Little Foot". Does anyone know whether or not this foot will fit a Brothers Innova-is 2000 machine?

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    I have the Big Foot for one of my machines. When I bought it you had to know what kind of shank the machine had, straight or slanted. I had a straight shank and it worked fine.

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    Yes but it is just a 1/4 inch foot which you don't need since one came with your machine
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    Dolphyngyrl is correct if a 1/4" foot came with your machine. I had to purchase a shank to use it with my older Bernina. It was the first 1/4" foot produced for sewing machines. When Bernina finally came out with a quarter inch foot years later, I bought TWO of them for both of my Berninas. The little foot does have a side with an 1/8" guide but I have never found that I needed it. I also ooccasionally use her big foot for free motion quilting!!
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    Dolphyngyrl and ManiacQuilter2! (I love your names.)

    My machine did come with two 1/4" feet (foots?). One has a metal edge that rides along the fabric but this can be frustrating if you have pins in the fabric, which I often do. I also have a problem keeping the fabric up against the edge. The fabric wants to drift away and I feel as though I am constantly fighting with it. The other foot seems to be "loose". It moves slightly. My solution has been to mark one of the other presser foot with a marking pen and I have had more luck with that. (I know I am the problem!) This "Little Foot" is interesting to me because it also has marks to show you when you are a 1/4" from the bottom (or edge closest to me), which would help greatly when binding.

    Thank you both for you interest and comments. I really do appreciate them.

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    Dolphyngyrl and ManiacQuilter2! (I love your names.)

    My machine did come with two 1/4" feet (foots?). One has a metal edge that rides along the fabric but this can be frustrating if you have pins in the fabric, which I often do. I also have a problem keeping the fabric up against the edge. The fabric wants to drift away and I feel as though I am constantly fighting with it. The other foot seems to be "loose". It moves slightly. My solution has been to mark one of the other presser foot with a marking pen and I have had more luck with that. (I know I am the problem!) This "Little Foot" is interesting to me because it also has marks to show you when you are a 1/4" from the bottom (or edge closest to me), which would help greatly when binding.

    Thank you both for you interest and comments. I really do appreciate them.

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    always remove your pins before they get under your foot or needle. and you must keep your fabric going straight, the foot is only a guide. The fabric will tend to move on you. that's why some quilters blame the foot. nope, it's us. have fun!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nativetexan View Post
    always remove your pins before they get under your foot or needle. and you must keep your fabric going straight, the foot is only a guide. The fabric will tend to move on you. that's why some quilters blame the foot. nope, it's us. have fun!!!
    Nativetexan! You are so right. Everything you have said is true. I know that it is my doing but doesn't mean that I am still not struggling. I do remove pins (and I need them still) but usually remove them just ahead of the needle. I know that part of my problem is the lack of good lighting right at the presser foot. Thanks again for your truthful reply. Love it!

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    I think if you work through the exercises on sewing a scant quarter inch seam, you will be able to sew one accurately regardless of your foot. The more you practice, the less you will find that you need pins. I'm working through the series as well and now I pin only when I'm having a problem matching points and when I'm applying borders.

    As to the fabric moving, I learned that once I trained myself to concentrate on a spot in front of the needle, not the actual needle I was better able to sew a straight seam. It also helps to center my body on the needle, not the middle of the machine.

    For lighting, I've added several Ott lights that I can bend to better direct the light.

    Cheers, K

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