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Thread: STID help

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    I have not done this in so long, but I remember doing stitch in the ditch with a regular foot and feeds up, is that correct?

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    Feeds up. I use a walking foot, but if your regular foot works, I'm sure you could use it.

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    I use my even feed (walking) foot with feed dogs up.

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    Thank you so much, I thought so, just having issues getting started

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjinvt
    Thank you so much, I thought so, just having issues getting started
    I do it a bit differently than most. For SITD I use my zipper foot. Lets me see right along that seam line.

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    I have a clear 1/4 " foot that I use for SITD, if I remember to change it out. I don't have a walking foot. I have no idea what happened to it. I didn't find that it did any better job than using proper hand control, so I probably will not replace it.

    Sew a few pieces of scrap together, and practice with your different feet and see what is best for you.

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    Feed dogs up and regular foot.

    I recently learned there is a SITD foot .... kind of like a regular foot, with a "plough" that goes into the ditch. Adjust your needle til you hit it bang on.

    I've done some practice runs and I think it's going to be just what I need for more evenness at SITD.

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    Well I have gotten through one of the long sides, so at least I conquered the fear of it, thanks to you all.

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    Same here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE
    Feed dogs up and regular foot.

    I recently learned there is a SITD foot .... kind of like a regular foot, with a "plough" that goes into the ditch. Adjust your needle til you hit it bang on.
    I used to use that foot but learned that I can do better without it. To do so, I slightly pull the seam from both sides and let the needle run in the seam line. Then I can tug the seam to one side or the other when the seam direction changes. When I let go of the seam, the stitch literally disappears. Using the "plough" I was never able to get right into the seam. (Could have been me though - not the equipment)

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