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    Super Member EagarBeez's Avatar
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    Question, is everyone able to sew a 1/4 inch seam, or do you do perhaps 1/2 inch?

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    Have 1/4 inch foot - works great. Before I got it, I had masking tape to guide me.

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    I too have a 1/4 inch foot and sew at a scant 1/4 inch. Works well for me.

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    I wiggle my way through

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    I try!

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    Super Member seamstome's Avatar
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    I also use a 1/4 inch foot. One of the best things ever invented IMHO!

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    1/4th is my goal. I'm definitely not perfect though.

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    1/4 is my Aim for.

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    Super Member lindyline's Avatar
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    I used to think I was doing a 1/4"seam, right up until I bought a gadget to measure my seams, from westalee rulers(also bought their guide).Boy was my seam out. Haven't had an issue since I started using this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EagarBeez
    Question, is everyone able to sew a 1/4 inch seam, or do you do perhaps 1/2 inch?
    I have found 1/2 or 1/4 is fine BUT most if not all patterns are based on 1/4 so when you do 1/2 it turns out smaller.Most important is being consistent.If you start out using 1/2 make sure you do the same thing thru out that quilt. Cindy

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    Love my 1/4 inch guide on my machine. If hand piecing I have a 1/4 inch ruler that I use and draw the lines with pencil. I don't trust my eyes.
    Colleen

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    When I found the 1/4" foot with guide it changed my piecing. I ordered one for every machine I have. The 1/4" foot without guide is no use to me at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo
    When I found the 1/4" foot with guide it changed my piecing. I ordered one for every machine I have. The 1/4" foot without guide is no use to me at all.
    I like my foot with the guide, too.

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    Super Member wvdek's Avatar
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    I use a 1/4" foot and on occasion a scant 1/4" .

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    I use the 1/4" foot all the time. The other day I was sewing a garment for a friend and realized I was still using the 1/4" foot. Had to rip it out--standard is 5/8" seam for garments.

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    I use my 1/4" foot AND my guide attachment that I got with my new machine. I love it and I've never had better seams...not perfect but much more accurate then they use to be.

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    I use my 1/4" foot and a 1/4" guide I made using masking tape. It's perfect for me.

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    my pressure foot is right at ther 1/4 inch mark!

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    I try but it does'nt always come out 1/4". I guess practice is the answer for me.

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    Aargh! The other day I was supposed to be dong 1/4" and had forgotten to change something on my machine. The finished block was to be 12 1/2" and it was only 12". I had to add a border. How irritating! But In the past I had used a 1/4 " foot and/or a thick stack of painters tape or masking tape.

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    My 1/4" foot with the built-in guide is worth its weight in gold.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EagarBeez
    Question, is everyone able to sew a 1/4 inch seam, or do you do perhaps 1/2 inch?
    1/4" or close to it. 1/2" is too wide. As a matter of fact when I sew clothes, going to a larger seam is difficult.

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    I can't use the foot with the black edge guide for some reason. It's not as accurate as using a regular foot and eyeballing where the 1/4 inch mark is (if that makes sense). But I know accuracy makes all the difference so it's worth it to get a nice clean 1/4 inch.

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    I also use a 1/4" foot. I also just learned yesterday that I can adjust the needle on my sewing machine to get a scant 1/4".

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    I have a 6 position needle on my machine so I can get an accurate 1/4" seam by moving my needle.

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