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Thread: 2 questions on Juki 2010Q

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    2 questions on Juki 2010Q

    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.

    Charlotte

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    this is a better way to test for the correct seam allowance.

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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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    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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    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.)

    hugs,
    charlotte

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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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    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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    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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    I have that machine but I only use it for FMQ. I heard it sews a beautiful straight stitch. I love that machine!

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    I bought a non-branded 1/4" foot from Sewing parts on line, it was about $15. I discovered that the compensating foot is also 1/4", but I haven't tried it out since I'm using the one I sent away for.
    BJ

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    These are such helpful responses. I am sure there are others besides me who are benefiting from your expertise.

    For example, I have never tried the compensating foot. I did my first machine-sewn binding a year ago on the Juki and used the zipper foot (for some reason, I thought that made sense.) Of course, it kept slipping off the path. Now I wonder if the compensating foot would have been a better idea.

    I will be experimenting on the 1/4" seam, using your suggestions. It's strange not to be able to move the needle, but the silky action of the machine is nothing like my older Viking. There's a lot to love here.

    Maybe there should be an addendum to the machine manuals in a section of the Board. I'm sure our fellow quilters could do better than what's generally provided.

    hugs,
    charlotte

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