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JANOME 1/4" foot frustration

Old 09-16-2011, 12:22 PM
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After some 25 yrs plus of using a Pfaff, I needed a new machine. Local Pfaff dealer had gone out of business when owner died. Looked around and settled on a Janome Memory Craft 6600P. I really like the machine, (after the usual learning curve), except for the 1/4 metal foot that came with it. I got so frustrated with that metal piece on the side, that I snapped it off. Found I could still do a 1/4" seam. I had also gotten the clear, red striped 1/4 foot, but I don't use it because it has a metal piece that is suppose to be used. Haven't tried the Dual Feed 1/4" yet, it has an even bigger piece of black metal on its side.
Has anyone else experienced the same frustration with these feet?
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Old 09-16-2011, 12:23 PM
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I don't like it either. I use just a standard 1/4" foot without any metal guide on the side.
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Old 09-16-2011, 12:25 PM
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I love my 1/4 foot. I have a Pfaff and I wouldn't piece without it. Yes it has the metal bar on the side. I also have 1/4 in feet that don't have the metal bar, but I prefer the one with it.
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Old 09-16-2011, 12:28 PM
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Will your 1/4" foot from your Pfaff fit on the Janome? Just a thought.
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Love the bar, keeps me "in line". Once I got used to it, I have loved it.
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Old 09-16-2011, 12:30 PM
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I was frustrated with my plastic foot but love the all metal one.
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Old 09-16-2011, 12:32 PM
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I like my 1/4 foot, especially the Acufeed one, on the 6600P, but I always have to adjust the needle position, or it's a VERY generous 1/4 inch. I'm still having fun learning about my machine and all the little gadgets and feet.

My mom just got a new little Janome after having not sewn for years. She tried the 1/4 inch foot and switched back to a regular foot because she didn't like it.
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Old 09-16-2011, 12:37 PM
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I really like my foot - and it has the metal guide on the side.
You can get a replacement foot for about $8 at Hancocks, Walmart, Joanns, etc and it usually doesn't have the guide. A friend of mine had it without the guide but liked mine better so went and got one like mine instead. I think it's whatever you get used to.

You might try your zipper foot in a pinch.
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I have a Janome and hate my 1/4 foot too. I just marked on my machine where 1/4 is and use my regular foot works for me!LOL
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I really like my Janome 1/4" foot and use it all the time. I think we all get our favorites and like to stitck with them.
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