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Thread: I love my new piecing foot!

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    Yes, I have one and it is the best purchase I have ever made.

    Lyle in SC

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    Senior Member Judi in Ohio's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo
    One sure way to have accurate size blocks when not using the scant 1/4", is to cut all the pieces 1/8 bigger. It's just another line on the ruler, not scary at all.
    WOW, this is something I don't want to think about. I would never cut anything bigger - as detailed and precise as blocks are, you can't take the chance of screwing them up. Learn what makes a scant 1/4" on your machine and use it. I'd hate to sew & sew and end up with my points all wrong & not matching. Maybe some blocks its not so important, but I'm a scrappy sewer and most of my blocks are complex.
    My advise - Practise practise practise & use the scant 1/4".
    I, also think we don't realize how much the feed dogs control our 1/4" seams. Just as someone else said, the fabric is pulled to the left.
    I just bought the new Juki Exceed, and it has what it calls a box feed system. It truley feeds the fabric thru with no pull at all. I love it. I can get that scant 1/4" without fighting - it's great.
    Judi in Ohio

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    I have an old Janome the gives me a full 1/2"; no way to shift the needle. I just purchased the Babylock 1/4"with guide and need to set the needle position on the brother and get the scant 1/4". Depending on what I am working on I have remember which machine I used and not switch off.

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    Senior Member zkosh's Avatar
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    I have the 1/4" foot for my Pfaff and I love it, but it is the plastic one and I just noticed that the metal guide piece moves. I'm thinking about ordering the metal one with my birthday coupon. I just got the SID foot and I can't wait to try it!

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    Super Member Rose Marie's Avatar
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    I use the stitch in the ditch foot to attach the binding to the back. It works much better than a walking foot.
    It stays in the ditch.

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    I have an older version of the edge-stitching foot for my Viking D1. For that model, you must be able to adjust the needle position. Depending on the fabrics I'm quilting with, the needle position changes from time to time. (i.e. piecing with my hand dyed pima cottons vs. a quilting flannel).

    Love the foot, totally recommend it. Glad to know that there's a specific quarter inch model now!

    Thank you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rose Marie
    I use the stitch in the ditch foot to attach the binding to the back. It works much better than a walking foot.
    It stays in the ditch.
    Thanks for they tip! I'll try it. :-D

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    Super Member KarenBarnes's Avatar
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    I use my serger to sew pieces/strips together and get a perfect 1/4" seam every time. Does anyone else use their serger? It makes for more seam to hand stitch through but I love the durability of the seam.

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    Senior Member zkosh's Avatar
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    Another tip, thanks! I just bought a book about quilts that are done on a serger because they looked so neat, especially the one on the cover. It's called Serge and Merge Quilts.

    Something else added to my list!! :lol: :lol:

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    Patrice

    I have the true quarter inch foot for my machines and they have a round hole so there is no room for adjusting the needle. The needle must be in the center position to use these feet or you will break the needle and or break the machine. On the other hand, the edge stitching foot does have an oval opening in the foot where you can adjust the needle.
    It can be a very expensive lesson for a new quilter to not pay attention to the hole in the foot. Thank You for all you do on this forum.

    Sue

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    I strip piece and tried to used the serger, cut them apart and where I cut the seams came apart. I had to go back and resew the seams. My pieces were 2.5" x 1.5". But I did have lots of luck when I serged around my quilt before putting on the binding. It made the binding go on beautiful.

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