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Thread: Perfect 1/4" Foot???

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    Senior Member retired2pa's Avatar
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    OK, ladies...I need some input here:

    Have you found the "perfect" 1/4" foot for your piecing? Does one even exist???

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    I do have an exact 1/4" foot for my Janome, but the marking on the plate is exactly a "scant" 1/4" so I usually use that as my guide. I have to put a little stack of sticky notes next to them or I go off in all directions!!

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    usually only by luck does a 1/4" foot is perfect. usually have to move needle position or position of fabric to get perfect 1/4"

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    yes even tho my Janome 1/4" foot has a piece on it to keep you from going past the edge I can can not get qite close enough, or get it bunched up against it so I say "NO", there is no such thing, they all leave room for the operator to mess it up :shock:

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    Quote Originally Posted by retired2pa
    OK, ladies...I need some input here:

    Have you found the "perfect" 1/4" foot for your piecing? Does one even exist???
    The foot that came with my Brother 1500 machine gives me a perfect 1/4" seam. When I put my blocks together, and measure the quilt, it comes to within 1/4" of what it should.
    I do stress that it works for me. Please keep in mind that what works for one, does not necessarily work for other.

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    My machine came with a 1/4th" foot & I've measured it several times & it's spot on. Having said that, I don't worry about my seams being exact as long as there's enough to sew even seams.I don't go under that size.Don't want to worry about them pulling apart.

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    Fabric thickness and thread weight affect the 1/4" seam. My Bernina foot is wonderful, but I always do a test as I sometimes have to bump the needle over a spot depending on these things. A 1/4" foot doesn't take these into consideration. You must gauge the fabric and thread thickness.

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    I was able to purchase a 1/4" foot for my Viking Saphire 830
    it has an edge on it for that it still is not perfect. I have to watch carefully that I do not allow the material to go under it or pull away from it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Candace
    Fabric thickness and thread weight affect the 1/4" seam. My Bernina foot is wonderful, but I always do a test as I sometimes have to bump the needle over a spot depending on these things. A 1/4" foot doesn't take these into consideration. You must gauge the fabric and thread thickness.
    I love the Bernina 1/4" foot, but I too have to "fudge" the needle depending on the fabric and thread. I think this applies to all quarter-inch feet. I always sew a sample seam to get it just right.

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    OK...so what you're all saying is....

    The foot may be perfect, but the operator isn't :)

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