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Thread: My Duh moment

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    I have been frustrated to death with trying to achieve the perfect 1/4 in seam, the 1/4 foot I have does not help at all so I finally decided to play with all the stitches on my machine and pull out the manual. Well they have a stitch marked Q that positions the needle with the regular foot for a perfect 1/4 in seam; after running several scrap pieces it indeed does exactly that; I could have saved myself lots of frustration if I just sat down and actually read the manual. And yes when I got the machine I did sit down and stitch every one that was on it; I just never paid any attention. When my new baby arrives today I will certainly sit down and make a cheat sheet, laminate it and keep it with me every time I sit down at it!!!

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    What make and model of machine do you have? That is very useful information that others may not be aware of either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by akrogirl
    What make and model of machine do you have? That is very useful information that others may not be aware of either.
    A while back I bought a Brother machine at Wally World it was marked down to 109.00 a Brother CE8080PRW with 80 stitches and about 6 made specifically for quilting. When I bought it, I had no idea I would get the quilting bug, it was more for crafts, clothes for the grand-kids etc..... .

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    Here's a nice visual if you're still in search of the elusive scant seam allowance:
    http://www.diaryofaquilter.com/2011/...t-14-inch.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by tallchick
    Quote Originally Posted by akrogirl
    What make and model of machine do you have? That is very useful information that others may not be aware of either.
    A while back I bought a Brother machine at Wally World it was marked down to 109.00 a Brother CE8080PRW with 80 stitches and about 6 made specifically for quilting. When I bought it, I had no idea I would get the quilting bug, it was more for crafts, clothes for the grand-kids etc..... .
    The quilting bug was hiding in the box, just waiting to jump out and bite you, but only after you got the machine home.

    :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deborahlees
    Quote Originally Posted by tallchick
    Quote Originally Posted by akrogirl
    What make and model of machine do you have? That is very useful information that others may not be aware of either.
    A while back I bought a Brother machine at Wally World it was marked down to 109.00 a Brother CE8080PRW with 80 stitches and about 6 made specifically for quilting. When I bought it, I had no idea I would get the quilting bug, it was more for crafts, clothes for the grand-kids etc..... .
    The quilting bug was hiding in the box, just waiting to jump out and bite you, but only after you got the machine home.

    :lol:
    rotflol

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    Quote Originally Posted by tallchick
    Quote Originally Posted by akrogirl
    What make and model of machine do you have? That is very useful information that others may not be aware of either.
    A while back I bought a Brother machine at Wally World it was marked down to 109.00 a Brother CE8080PRW with 80 stitches and about 6 made specifically for quilting. When I bought it, I had no idea I would get the quilting bug, it was more for crafts, clothes for the grand-kids etc..... .
    hmmmm, i have a different brother from wally world. i haven't tried all of the stitches, either. guess i'd better sit down and try.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTS
    Here's a nice visual if you're still in search of the elusive scant seam allowance:
    http://www.diaryofaquilter.com/2011/...t-14-inch.html
    Wow thank you sew much for that!! I will definitely try that one, I have the 1/4 in down on my brother, now I will try to achieve the scant on my new Janome that I have been playing with for the last 2 hrs.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by tallchick
    I have been frustrated to death with trying to achieve the perfect 1/4 in seam, the 1/4 foot I have does not help at all so I finally decided to play with all the stitches on my machine and pull out the manual. Well they have a stitch marked Q that positions the needle with the regular foot for a perfect 1/4 in seam; after running several scrap pieces it indeed does exactly that; I could have saved myself lots of frustration if I just sat down and actually read the manual. And yes when I got the machine I did sit down and stitch every one that was on it; I just never paid any attention. When my new baby arrives today I will certainly sit down and make a cheat sheet, laminate it and keep it with me every time I sit down at it!!!
    I can understand that. My husband is going to be gone for a few days hunting and I am going to get my books out and "learn" to use my machine better. ")

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    Shhh!!! Don't say that too loudly. Its usually men that don't read instructions!

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