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Thread: scant 1/4 inch seam

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    do they have a presser foot out with that?


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    they have 1/4 feet and then if you want it to be scant just move the needle 1 position closer to the edge.

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    I can't move the needle on my 1/4 inch foot. If I do, I'll break the needle. My foot only has a little area for the needle to sew in. If I used another foot, I'm sure I could get it to measure 1/4 inch, but I'm too lazy to do that.

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    I just scratched a little thin line on my 1/4" foot to indicate where my "scant" would be.

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    I can't move the needle on mine either without the needle hitting. I was thinking about enlarging the needle hole in mine just large enough to move the needle over one click. (Mine is clear plastic) I was wondering if a small dremmel (sp) tool would work for this??? Another thought was to take the foot to a glass shop and have them drill it out a little bigger.

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    If it's clear plastic, why not just sand down the outside edge a little?

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    I just don't care the the "scant 1/4 inch" instruction. It annoys me.

    I've finally learned to cut my squares for the HST's 1 inch bigger than I want finished, use my REGULAR 1/4 inch seam, and trim later, if needed.

    And yes, I know, there seem to be as many ways to do HST's as there are quilters.



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    but thank you, those really are helpful suggestions -



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    This may sound odd but this works great for me. I have a machine foot that is less then 1/4" and more than a scant 1/4" it's about 3/16". I use that for my seams. I have better luck with the pieces being the right size if I sew the seams smaller then 1/4". If I try for the 1/4" it never fails I end up with a block that is smaller then it should be. I seldom have to trim sewing the 3/16" seam. I use a short stitch length to compensate for the smaller seam.

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    i'm confused why do you need a 1/4 foot when sewing HST?

    don't you use a large square, sew 2 lines down the middle and cut apart.

    i've never used by 1/4 foot for HST i use my clear open toe foot and i can make my seam scant or exactly 1/4 - its whatever i choose it to be.

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