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How to make Scant Quarter Inch on home machine

Old 07-09-2019, 05:16 PM
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Making flying geese and need to know how to make a scant quarter inch....Help‼️
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Old 07-09-2019, 06:07 PM
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Just sew a thread or two shy of the seam. Or if you can move your needle position do so a bit to the right
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Old 07-10-2019, 05:10 AM
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I found a scant-quarter-inch foot for my Featherweight, and as if by magic, my flying geese have been coming out [nearly] perfect. I found it on a video from The Featherweight Shop that compared 4 different 1/4" feet, including "accurate" and "scant" sizes. The foot has a bumper on the side. Just bump the edge of the seam against it to get a perfect scant 1/4". No eyeballing, no thread-counting. Now I'm going to look for one for my bigger machine.
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Old 07-10-2019, 05:25 AM
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Originally Posted by nuevaquilter View Post
I found a scant-quarter-inch foot for my Featherweight, and as if by magic, my flying geese have been coming out [nearly] perfect. I found it on a video from The Featherweight Shop that compared 4 different 1/4" feet, including "accurate" and "scant" sizes. The foot has a bumper on the side. Just bump the edge of the seam against it to get a perfect scant 1/4". No eyeballing, no thread-counting. Now I'm going to look for one for my bigger machine.
good info !
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Bonnie Hunter uses seam guides on her machines. She makes her own from old credit cards. Here is a link to one of her blog posts on the subject. https://quiltville.blogspot.com/2012...-saturday.html
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I found a 1/4 inch foot at the thrift store to fit my older machine. My DH put it on his grinder and made a scant 1/4 inch foot for me. Yeah it works after he polished it.
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I bought one at my local quilt shop. Check yours out, seems they all carry them. Good luck.
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Old 07-10-2019, 01:23 PM
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I use this method and don't have to worry about a scant seam. Of course, a ruler is involved but I like this method.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_WElW8sqkuw

Another method.

https://www.generations-quilt-patter...lt-blocks.html
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