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Thread: Memory Craft 6600 1/4 inch foot.

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    Senior Member skowron5's Avatar
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    Memory Craft 6600 1/4 inch foot.

    I purchased this machine last August. When I use the 1/4 inch foot with it my blocks come out 1/8" short every time. I moved the needle over and I get the 1/4' seam. It is not a problem to move the needle over, but I am afraid I will forget and have a problem.

    Has anyone else had this problem? I wonder if I got a bad foot.

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    I'd return it and try another one just to be sure. Good luck.
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    My first Civil War BOM class all of my 6 1/2 in blocks came out to small. I talked to my teacher and she told me about using Aurofil thread. It's only 2ply thread and I couldn't believe the difference that it made. My blocks are now accurate and I love the thread.
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    I have the same issue with my memory craft 6600. I don't really know why?
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    To maintain a 1/4" seam on my 6600, I move my needle to the 6.0 spot. To determine this, I drew a 1/4" line from the edge of a piece of paper, I then put it up to the guide on the foot and moved the needle until it was just inside the line. Try that with your machines. then put a post a note on your machine with the number you come up with so that you don't forget.
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    I have the same problem with my Janome 6600. Got another 1/4 inch foot. Same thing so I do as you do it, move the needle.

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    I think if the foot was narrow enough that the edge was only a quarter of an inch away from the needle it probably wouldn't cover the right feed dog properly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SharonTheriault View Post
    To maintain a 1/4" seam on my 6600, I move my needle to the 6.0 spot. To determine this, I drew a 1/4" line from the edge of a piece of paper, I then put it up to the guide on the foot and moved the needle until it was just inside the line. Try that with your machines. then put a post a note on your machine with the number you come up with so that you don't forget.
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    With the 6600 ... you can change the default setting for whatever you wish for the needle position and stitch length.

    That's what I did, so I wouldn't forget to move it to the correct position for the 1/4" foot to be 1/4".
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    I have the 7700 and use 6.0 needle position with the 1/4 acu-feed foot. I don't mind moving the needle over. Depending on each foot and project, you seem to need to move it all the time. I also use that foot for 1/2 inch seams(for binding), setting needle position at 1.0.
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