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    I have to really work at getting that 1/4 inch and I do a scant but 1/2 inch is to big

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    I try :oops: LOL

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    I try for that 1/4 inch too. ;) Unless you're making a quilt with just
    big squares then you can get by with 1/2 inch but anything with angles
    or small cut pieces might get you in trouble in the long run. Better
    aim for the 1/4 inch. Besides, you would use less fabric ($$$) and
    there would be less bulk for quilting. Just my humble opinion. :D

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    I use a 1/4 inch foot as well.

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    I have a 1/4" foot but sometimes it isn't true - I use a special ruler that goes under thepresser foot - it has a hole for the needle to go in that is exactly a quarter inch - one this is established, I put a stick on quide remove the ruler and I am set to go

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    I just remembered something...someone please correct me if I'm wrong
    but I think I read that if you are sewing flannel you need 1/2 inch seam
    allowance. Is that correct?

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    I think that is what is recommended - good luck

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    I also use the 1/4 " foot, it is a live saver :D

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    I always try for the 1/4 inch. I think my machines are fine, it's the operator that has the difficulty! I made a flannel baby quilt with 3" squares and used 1/4 inch seams. The quilt is 7 years old, washed a zillion times and is still holding together.

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    I have a 1/4" foot with a built-in guide...works great for me!

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    I try!

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