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Thread: 1/4 inch foot!!!!

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    Super Member bebe's Avatar
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    How many of you have a 1/4 inch foot on your machines? I find my foot very useful !! 4 out of my 5 machines have a 1/4 inch foot and I find the accuracey for my blocks is great. It is important to have accuracey when you are making your blocks. if you do not have one it would be great to get onefor your machine. Worth the money you are investing!!!!

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    I'm planning on buying one soon. Hopefully by this weekend.

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    I have one and would be lost without it!
    Right now, I can't sew a 1/4 inch nor cut anything correctly. Must be that I'm tired. But, I sure do have alot of squares for a scrap quilt. lol

    Tomorrow is another day, so I can hopefully figure out what else I can do with this top. Can't leave it the way it is.

    Nitey nite all!!

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    I suspect mine would work really well if only the needle on my machine were in the center! :roll: It's off kilter and needs to get fixed, but I can't stop sewing long enough to part with it! I'm back to using tape on the bed for the time being. :evil:

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    Moonhoney you will find it is one of your best purchases for quilting!
    I would be lost w/o mine.

    Bebe

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    I think that is the item I wish I had purchased years ago. Can't believe how much nicer and faster it is to make the quilts. Does any one have the foot for sewing curves, I wondered if that would be worth the investment

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    Super Member bebe's Avatar
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    hear that does not work as well as to be expected.

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    Are these universal? Or do I need to get one specifically for my machine?

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    Got one off of ebay a couple of months ago and wish I had bought it long ago! I'm completely lost without it.

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    Depends what kind of machine you have. What brand is your machine?

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    I have 2 of them, one with the guide and one without. Only use the guided one though. It's great! Couldn't quilt without it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bebe
    Depends what kind of machine you have. What brand is your machine?
    I have a Janome Truth Heart. heart Truth. Something like that. :lol

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    Super Member DA Mayer's Avatar
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    look in the instruction book that came with the machine. I just bought a foot for my DD and DDIL and they both have a Janome

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    My 1/4 inch foot is the bomb!!!! :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    I had to get and edging foot cause my feed dogs were to wide for the 1/4 inch foot. It looks just like a 1/4 inch foot but you have to move the needle to the right to adjust the seam to 1/4 inch. So if anyone is having a problem with the end of the seam jerking to the left , it is because the feed dogs are too wide for the foot.

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    RoseMarie,
    Thanks for that tip!!!!

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    I was advised by the lady in the Janome dealership to buy one, because I was really struggling to be accurate with my seams. It was well worth the money!!!!! :D

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    I have one and would not piece quilts without it again. I only paid about $9 for mine and it was one of the best investements that I have made. I looooooove it!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    With my vision problems I had to buy 4 of them to find the "one" that works best for me :D :roll: :D It was well worth the investment to be able to achieve that perfect 1/4" and the foot fits all 3 of my machines :D :D :D

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    I have a 1/4 inch foot but I think that I prefer to use the regular foot and just adjust the needle position. For me it's just easier to guide the fabric along the edge of the large foot.

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    I have had a 1 / 4 foot for about 15 years, don't know what I would of done without it!!
    My machines Husky Star and my New Home, both are low shank machines and it works on both of them.
    Don't forget when you order a walking foot, to specifiy low or high shank.

    Keep it rocking,

    Simple quilter

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    I have been thinking of getting one, but every time I'm in the store I forget to get one.

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    My machine 1/4 is programed which is great you can get 1/4 on the right or 1/4 on the left all you have to do is hit the right number, line the fabric up with the side of the foot and go to twon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Donna Mae
    Don't forget when you order a walking foot, to specifiy low or high shank.
    What is "low shank / high shank"?

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    Junior Member Donna Mae's Avatar
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    To Measure:
    When presser foot is down, measure the distance from the bottom of foot to screw-hole that holds the foot onto the presser bar.

    This is for machines with screw on feet, not snap on.

    Google low shank and Clodilde's will come up with a picture on how to measure for low or high shank.

    Thanks for asking.

    Simple quilter




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