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Thread: Which Quilting 1/4 Presser?

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    My machine is an Elna 2600, and I need, okay WANT, to buy a 1/4 presser foot for it. Inspite of my first guess it seems there are many different kinds? Quilt Wizard, Open Toe, and some that have a very narrow slit? Then of course are the ones that are clear and seem to have multiple uses? The last seems to be my best choice, but I don't want to buy one and discover it wasn't what I needed. I am working on a quilt made entirely of bais square triangles. Because it's a Charmed quilt each will be pieced by itself. I am going to begin with cut squares using the cut apart technique and am planning on a mirror image style block. Does anyone have any suggestions as to what I should look for/buy?

    Thank you for your help!

    Also no one seems to know if I need the univeral adaptor for my machine to using a standard Elna quilting foot?

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    Elna has a 1/4 foot and they're not that expensive.

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    Elna has a 1/4 foot and they're not that expensive.

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    If I run a search for Elna 1/4 foot it shows me lots of different styles. I was wondering which one.

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    The 1/4" foot I like has a thin metal guide on the right side to keep things lined up. Since you are working on the bias, the triangle ends want to get out of line. I've also used the clear plastic ones without a guide, and they were better for straight of grain piecing

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    Thanks, there are so many options out there, I want to be ready to go without making a mistake. :-o

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    I prefer the walking foot with the metal guide so that I can keep my fabric up against it while I sew. :)

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    EUREKA!!!!!!!!!

    http://www.sewingmachinesplus.com/P60498.php

    just tried it for the first time. i just had to adjust my needle position to find the center of the foot (which is because of the machine, not the foot. i always have to do that). it's super-easy to see whether or not your edge is lined up with the foot.

    i even tested it for ditch-stitching on a sample sandwich. dead-center. if i didn't know where the stitching was, i wouldn't know where the stitching was! it isn't a "proper" quilting foot; i had to pull gently from the back to keep it moving smoothly; but once i got the hang of it i was amazed.

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