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Thread: help needed for sewing a 1/4 in seam

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    For me, I'd rather not use tape, but I don't yet have a combination of seam guide and presser foot that works at 1/4" for my Morse -- since I've been using a standard zigzag foot, the seam guide would need to sit under the foot. I've been thinking of stealing the narrow straight-stitch foot from my Singer 15-91 until I pick up a quarter inch foot so I can use the screw-in guide (which is great for anything over 1/4"). In the meantime I have painter's tape on there which isn't the most attractive thing ever, but low-tack enough not to leave much residue, and luckily it doesn't actually sit on the bed of the machine since the bobbin plate is in front of the throat plate on that model rather than to the left of it.
    Daisy

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    I swear by the seam guide. Here are lots of different ones from different machines. http://www.helenhowes-sewingmachines.co.uk/guides.html

    You might like to see how I use them here. http://lizzielenard-vintagesewing.bl...l/Seam%20guide

    PS Joe - I'm totally with you.

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    can anyone tell me the proper size belt for a fw221. please?
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    It takes a 17 1/2" v-belt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nancia View Post
    can anyone tell me the proper size belt for a fw221. please?
    Cathy

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    thank you, cathy!
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    Thank you quilt gal and all of you who answered my questions re. 1/4 inch feet.I have been on to the quiklt site and they have all I will require.What a wonderful aid this forum is. Happy sewing, Letty

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