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Thread: Would a presser foot with a 1/4 inch side help me stay lined up on seam?

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    I use a rubber band wrapped around my machine.

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    Try sewingpartsonline. I just bought two for my machines, they are great and wonderful.
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    I have been using the command tape and it works great for me.
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    My most accurate seams were from the foot with the guide on the side.

    My new Juki didn't have this foot so I ordered a set of them on Ebay.. I also got some other feet at www.GoldStarTool.com I bought a different foot from them. Both places I was able to get great deals.... Having said that, I just ordered them early last week and neither have showed up yet.... My Gold Star package will be delivered on Monday according to the tracking...
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    I have a 1/4 inch foot with my machine and it real helps me a lot.

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    I have the Janome 7700 and there are 3 1/4" feet that can be used. If not using the Acufeed, there are two feet to use. One with a metal guide and a clear plastic one you can use with a guide or not. If using the Acufeed, the 1/4" has a metal guide on it. When using the feet with the guide, I have to be sure not to shove the fabric up againt the guide or I don't get a true 1/4" seam.

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    Thanks to each and every one of you who took the time to share thoughts and links. I now have several approaches to try. First, I think I'll root through all the accessories that have come with the many vintage machines Miss Penny and I own to see if perhaps there's a fence or factory wide foot that will fit my machine. Second, I'll try the thicker tape approach and third, if there's no other option I'll wrench open my billfold, blow out the dust and cobwebs and spend some money to get a new wider foot as described. Unfortunately for me though, this is a holiday week and some businesses are closing up. This is a wonderful group of folks. Don

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tallbald View Post
    ... if there's no other option I'll wrench open my billfold, blow out the dust and cobwebs and spend some money to get a new wider foot as described. Unfortunately for me though, this is a holiday week and some businesses are closing up. This is a wonderful group of folks. Don


    If you do end up buying one, check to see if Gold Star has it. They're $5 with no shipping charge. https://goldstartool.com/search.php?...keep_https=yes

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    I have a baby lock and the first thing I bought for it was the 1/4 inch foot with the metal guide. Was the best money every spent in my sewing room other than my machine.

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    Yesterday I was at the Bernina dealer, and saw the 1/4 inch foot with the "fence" on it to sew at 1/4 inch. I didn't know that was available. I'm wondering if I could move my needle one step to the right to sew a scant 1/4 inch. Next time I go there, I will look into that more.

    I also have the fabric fence that screws onto my old Singer that works well.

    And I bought one of those magnet things. It won't work for scant 1/4 inch on my Bernina, because the feed dogs are in the way. Perhaps I could move the needle.

    On my Singer, the magnet hangs on tight, but if I bump it hard accidentally, it moves.
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