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Thread: Has anyone here ever used the curve foot?

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    Super Member carolaug's Avatar
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jP8Cp...eature=related
    it shows you the curve foot which could be used for any curves. Has anyone used this??? Does it work? They claim you do not have to use pins.

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    I just watched that video - It looks great. I want to know if it really works too.

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    I have one and it's so nice!!! I used to make this quilt. Oh, ya...and no pins which is awesome. You just have to take your time and go slow and keep lining your fabric up.
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    I do the same thing with my 1/4" foot, no pins too. Try it using the same technique she uses, holding the top fabric up. Practice how close/far you hold the fabric.
    You really do need the tweezers on the last little bit :wink:
    I love this method :D:D:D

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    Love this quilt!!!
    Quote Originally Posted by hperttula123
    I have one and it's so nice!!! I used to make this quilt. Oh, ya...and no pins which is awesome. You just have to take your time and go slow and keep lining your fabric up.

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    Here's a video posted a while back that shows how to do curves without a special foot.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LlwVGoL4zV0

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    I tried it, bought it twice! The first time I could never get the hang of it and sold it. A few years later I tried again. No way Jose! I guess I just don't have the eye hand co ordination for it. I do better with pins. But I seem to be in the minority.

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    thank-you!!!!
    Quote Originally Posted by gale
    Here's a video posted a while back that shows how to do curves without a special foot.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LlwVGoL4zV0

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeanneb52
    I tried it, bought it twice! The first time I could never get the hang of it and sold it. A few years later I tried again. No way Jose! I guess I just don't have the eye hand co ordination for it. I do better with pins. But I seem to be in the minority.
    Me, too! I still have mine and one day I'll dig it back out and try again, but for now it's pins for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carolaug
    thank-you!!!!
    Quote Originally Posted by gale
    Here's a video posted a while back that shows how to do curves without a special foot.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LlwVGoL4zV0
    OOOOHHHH!!! Another challenge for me!!! I am on a spending diet so if I can do that without buying a special foot, I just may do curves. Another project for after the holidays.....

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    I've never used it, but a friend did an apple core quilt with it and she loved it.

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    I really love this foot - if I had known that it worked as well as it did, I would have bought it a lot sooner.

    Really fast Drunkard's Path blocks and NO PINNING!

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    I just bought one about a month ago. There is diffently a learning curve. But, once you have it, it works great.

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    I bought one last year on sale at a quilt show. Love it!!

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    One I hadn't seen and I thought I had too many things! One more to add to list! Like the looks of this and thanks for the links to u tube everyone,.

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    I have had this for three years and still can't get it to work. Must be me she made it look easy and so did the salesman that I bought it from.

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    BUYER BEWARE!!!I have one and I own 2 Pfaffs it is such a disappointment. I watched the demo at a quilt show and was so impressed until.... The claim is that it will fit any machine- for some Berninas you have to buy an extra adapter. Well as it turns out, to make it work on one of my machines you have to remove part of the foot assembly every time you want to use it and on one older machine it rides so low after trying and trying all the adapters and emailing the curve people you can barely get the fabric under the feed dogs- have to drop them and wiggle. The curve people were basically of the mind that you bought it and it is a pain to install or get to work - too bad.

    SO be very cautious- mine is a waste all around- for my specific machines. Anyone want to buy mine? Make me an offer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carolaug
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jP8Cp...eature=related
    it shows you the curve foot which could be used for any curves. Has anyone used this??? Does it work? They claim you do not have to use pins.
    I have one I have used it several times and it is just like sewing a straight seam. You have to hold the material up slightly. That is the trick. Get it you will love it.

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    Hi,
    I bought this foot and I haven't tried it for curves yet, but love it for giving me a scant 1/4 inch seam. works better than my 1/4 inch foot.

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    Have it. Used it twice. Found a better way...Sew 1 inch from the top, sew 1 inch on the bottom, and then sew from top stitche to bottom stitching. Have to sew slowly and make sure the top piece always matches to the back. Never have a problem with end matching!

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    I have a foot that came with my machine called a blind hem foot. It has a ridge under it that the fabric rides against. It seems to me it would work just as well, and without spending any money. I will have to try it "in my spare time".

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    Yes, it does work, takes a bit of a learning curve, (at least it did for me--grin)but once you have that down you can do curves very quickly and accurately.

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    Where can I order one of this foot?

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    I have used it and made my blocks a smidge larger so I could trim them to the right size. Then I decided to applique the curves instead! For me this is even faster!

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    I have one too, but to be honest, watch the video doing it without one! You don't even need it, trust me! It just takes a little practice. Just take your time sewing these curves & do like the video shows & they will come out great! I would say, if you like curves, put that money towards some of the templates the backporch site sells! I have all 3 size sets & love them. Now that is money well spent!...

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