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Thread: Singer 221~Stitch length and 1/4 inch foot??????

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    Singer 221~Stitch length and 1/4 inch foot??????

    So I got Maggie May out and played with her for a bit. I could not get the stitch length I wanted, I know I am changing the stitch indicator correctly. What stitch length does everyone use for piecing? I also noticed I need a 1/4 inch foot or some kind of seam quite. Can you recommend which one you prefer??

    Thanks again bunches for all your help I really do appreciate it.

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    Keep on playing with Maggie May. You can use a piece of Blue painters tape laid down on the bed of the machine for your 1/4 inch seams. As a suggestion, I use 1/4" graph paper to stitch on when I am trying to determine stitch length or 1/4" settings on a machine that does not have a manual or for reference when I do have a manual. I keep the paper with the manual if I have it or in three ring binder that I keep for my vintage sewing machines. I do think that there is a seam guide attachment that can be used with your 221. It screws onto the bed of the machine. Check your attachment box if you got one with your machine. I know, you are going to ask what it looks like. I am going to see if I have one for my 221 and take a picture for you amd post. If not I will take a picture of one from another machine.
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    Oh wait I miss understood, "screws ONTO the bed" of machine. HMMMMM, I don't think I have something like that.

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    Any low shank, 1/4" foot will work. Order it online or via ebay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinkberrykay View Post
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    Nope. Let me get off this computer and find an example for you. Be back soon.
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    Your AWESOME Caroline

    Quote Originally Posted by Caroline S View Post
    Nope. Let me get off this computer and find an example for you. Be back soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinkberrykay View Post
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Size:  27.5 KB Is this the seam guide???
    That one is your quilting foot...the seam guide (Caroline's going to show you) is going to be a "T" shaped, basically flat piece of metal that has a bend at the end of it that your fabric will butt up against as you sew. It'll have a slot in it where the screw goes to adjust the seam width.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pinkberrykay View Post
    Your AWESOME Caroline
    First pic should be of a Singer seam guage, the "T" shaped one. It was not in the box of attachments that came with my 221. It came with my 1911 Model 28.

    Second pic is of the 1/4" foot and adapter that came with the 221. Note the blue tape? I use it also. I have been using the 1/4" feet, they come for both long and short shank, for a long time.
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    Sweet Caroline

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    Thank you, thank you for searching for these and posting pics. I don't have either of these so I will have to buy one. For now I will use the tape for seam allowance.

    One more question, which stitch length are you using for piecing??



    Quote Originally Posted by Caroline S View Post
    First pic should be of a Singer seam guage, the "T" shaped one. It was not in the box of attachments that came with my 221. It came with my 1911 Model 28.

    Second pic is of the 1/4" foot and adapter that came with the 221. Note the blue tape? I use it also. I have been using the 1/4" feet, they come for both long and short shank, for a long time.

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