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Old 02-28-2018, 12:50 PM
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Hello, everyone -

I am resetting the machine from quilting to piecing. I never did piece on it, other than to admire the stitch, so I find myself confused by:

where the presser foot setting originally was, and
what to do for the 1/4" seam.

The regular foot with the two toes seems to make a more scant seam than I'm used to with my computerized machine. Is that what everyone uses for piecing?

Thanks for any advice you can share.

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Old 02-28-2018, 12:53 PM
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this is a better way to test for the correct seam allowance.

https://www.thespruce.com/quarter-in...quilts-2821362
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Old 02-28-2018, 12:58 PM
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I use the edge of the foot for piecing, because I like a scant 1/4" seam. You can use the line closest to the right of the foot, if you want more of a true 1/4" seam.
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Old 02-28-2018, 02:39 PM
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I use the edge of the two toed foot as well for piecing, works very well! My presser foot setting pretty much stays at 50%, I've never found the need to mess with it.
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Old 02-28-2018, 06:11 PM
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Thanks for the responses. Surely, using the edge of the foot would be easiest, and I was hoping others did it as well. I will set the presser foot to about 50% (had it nearly all the way up for WF quilting on a thin batt, per Elbert.)

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Old 02-28-2018, 06:54 PM
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I use a two toe foot from another machine. I follow the edge of the foot, not as big a seam if I follow the 1/4" mark on machine plate.

I raise the pressure or lower it as much or as little as I need it to be.
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Old 02-28-2018, 09:32 PM
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The HandiQuilter Stitch machine is the same as the Juki 2010. The HQ makes a 1/4" foot, but I can't get one from Juki. So... you can get the 1/4" foot from your HandiQuilter dealer, or order it online directly from HQ, and it will fit your Juki.
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Old 03-01-2018, 04:53 AM
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Do you have what is called the compensating foot? It came with mine and is a 1/4". That piece on the right side keeps you from making your seam too big.
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I use the two toed foot and know that if I go about 1/32 over, I'm good. No idea what seam allowance that ends up, but the part on the other side measures what I want. I prefer to be able to see a bit of fabric past the foot when I sew, so I'd never want to get a true 1/4" foot that needed to completely cover the fabric to get the seam correct.

I keep my pressure on the light side of the middle. I've had mine for over 2years and never tried FMQ on it yet. Sure do love it for piecing!
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I use the two toe foot for a scant seam. And the compensating foot for a 1/4 inch seam. The compensating foot has a bar on the right side of the foot.
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