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Thread: Do you have a stitch-in-the-ditch foot...

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    Super Member Butterfli19's Avatar
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    ...and what do you think? Is is nice to have, or is it something you would improve on with practice, or does it make a big difference?

    I just bought a 1/4" foot which I love, and am wondering about the SID foot.

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    I like mine, but I use it for more than just quilting. :D

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    I was originally planning on getting one, until I got my walking foot. The walking foot makes such an improvement in my finished product, that I passed on the stitch in a ditch foot. Now if there was a way to use both at the same time, that could be interesting! :)

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    Mine works REALLY well with thicker fabrics like flannel and fleece. I have to be a little more careful with the regular cotton fabrics, but I sure don't climb out of the ditch as often.

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    I love, love, love my sid foot. Major improvement in straight lines.

    pam W.

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    i have a SID foot and i never use it any more.

    i prefer a clear open toe foot for stitching in the ditch or applique work. i much prefer to see everything thats going on with the quilt and the stitching.

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    I don't have a stitch in the ditch foot. They sound like a good idea. Getting mixed reviews here.

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    I have one but haven't perfected the use yet. Also, the walking foot is so much better when you have 3 layers, I don't get why the SID is supposed to be good.


    judee

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    Quote Originally Posted by Butterfli19
    ...and what do you think? Is is nice to have, or is it something you would improve on with practice, or does it make a big difference?

    I just bought a 1/4" foot which I love, and am wondering about the SID foot.
    I just purchased a SID foot from Sears for my Viking. Works wonders keeping those stiches in the ditch. :thumbup:

    http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_1...the+ditch+foot


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    A lot of machines use to come with this foot included. It wasn't called a stitch in the ditch foot until just a couple of years ago. :shock:

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    Don't like SID foot. I use my walking foot.

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    I'm no good at stitch-in-the-ditch... maybe this would help me.

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    :shock:
    I've never heard of one. *rushes off to google*

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    ROTFLOL

    I have one of those! I had no idea what it was! :oops:

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueChicken
    ROTFLOL

    I have one of those! I had no idea what it was! :oops:
    I went to google too... and I also have one!!!! Who knew??? :lol:

    It's almost like Christmas!!!

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    My BFF gave me a SID foot & I just love it.
    For me, it really does make the seam, right on.
    :D :D :D :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by mamabird3
    Quote Originally Posted by BlueChicken
    ROTFLOL

    I have one of those! I had no idea what it was! :oops:
    I went to google too... and I also have one!!!! Who knew??? :lol:

    It's almost like Christmas!!!
    We're a right pair aren't we! LOL
    I can't wait to try it out now.

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    I love my SID foot, but wish it could 'walk' too!

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    I love it.
    I use it for sewing in the ditch on the front of quilt to hold the back binding on. It keeps the seam nice and even, no wandering.

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    I like mine a lot. (I drink redwine to help relax my shoulder ROFL) and the guide helps in the foot helps me keep the plough in a row. (so to speak). I find that it does a much better job when all the seams are pressed in the same direction.

    On occasion, my quilting is referred to as the drunkard stumble along the ditch bank. :D

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    I also use mine for topstitching...I can move my needle to the left and ride the blade right on the edge of the fabric :D

    They used to be called edge joining feet, you put a fabric, lace or whatever on either side of the blade and use a zigzag stitch (or similar type stitch) to sew (join) them together. This way the fabrics sew nice and even and lay very flat, heirloom sewers use this technique a lot. :wink:

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    Definitely mixed feelings on this one! I didn't think of using the open toe foot. That may be better. I'll try that first, but I have to get out my other machine. My Janome has certain feet and my Esante has others, but they have more common feet. Go figure. Wouldn't you know after I bought the 1/4" for the Janome, I checked the Esante and already had one. Oh well...

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    I had no clue there was a special foot for SID I always thought it was the walking foot.

    I googled it and can't seem to find an image of it.

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    It has a metal piece that sits in the middle of the foot that glides you in the ditch. Just like the 1/4 inch foot has the metal piece on the side it is in the middle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crkathleen
    I had no clue there was a special foot for SID I always thought it was the walking foot.

    I googled it and can't seem to find an image of it.
    This is what a SID foot looks like. Hope this helps.

    http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_1...the+ditch+foot

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