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    new use for zipper foot

    I am making some snowball blocks and decided I want to use the corner pieces I would be chopping off. My zipper foot makes a perfect half inch seam if I use the left edge along my first stitch line and sew on the right edge of the foot. Then just cut between the 2 seams. Easy peasy!

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    Thanks for the info. I just LOVE things that do double/triple and more duty. I'm going to try this.

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    That's neat! I'll have to measure my Zipper foot!

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    Pulling out my zipper foot and checking it out right now!

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    Got to remember this one. Will have to try it out and see how it works. Thanks
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    GOOD TIP...I am doing a quilt and using the corners instead of tossing them...will give this a try

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    Thanks for the tip - will check this out right away!!!

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    Thank YOU for sharing this info! I'll have to try this technique and see if it works for me.
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    Now there is another great idea!! Thanks!!

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    Okay this was - not the time to read this. I want to drive home and measure my zipper foot NOW and it is only 8:50 am - I won't see home until 6:00 or so tonight! This is going to drive me nuts - LOL!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pam H View Post
    I am making some snowball blocks and decided I want to use the corner pieces I would be chopping off. My zipper foot makes a perfect half inch seam if I use the left edge along my first stitch line and sew on the right edge of the foot. Then just cut between the 2 seams. Easy peasy!
    Hey I like that kill 2 birds with 1 stone how awesome is that thanks for sharing.
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    who'd have thunk it... however, not all machine feet are created equal. I will look at my Brother foot...

    Anita in Northfield, MN

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    oh good tip. Thanks !!! for sharing
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    lol carrie

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    Thanks for sharing! I can't wait to measure my zipper foot.

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    Outstanding idea! Love it when you can use one thing to do more than it was intended for.
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    Thanks for the tip!
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    Great idea to accumulate already sewn HST - and it doesn't actually have to be a perfect 1/2" either - close counts when it is sewn this way. A little on the skimpy side works fine when you don't have to move those little triangles through the needle path all by themselves.

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    How awesome is this - more multi-sewing gadgets we already all own! Thanks much for a wonderful tip.
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    wow-great tip-gonna have to try it
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    Will keep this in mind. I don't throw ANY fabric away. I use it all, SOME time!!

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    I used the zipper foot to do the half square blocks.
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    Checking mine too. Never thought it. Thanks for the info. New ways to do things easier is always a gift.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pam H View Post
    I am making some snowball blocks and decided I want to use the corner pieces I would be chopping off. My zipper foot makes a perfect half inch seam if I use the left edge along my first stitch line and sew on the right edge of the foot. Then just cut between the 2 seams. Easy peasy!
    A stroke of genius! (which is why I didn't think of it ) Perfect idea for QSTs!!! Thank you for sharing this, I'm definitely putting this to work for me too!
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    when I do that I pile them up and assembly line them together for small blocks and leave them strung together that way the color sets are together and I can clip off what I want . That way I don't have to go through looking for the same colors in the container I keep them in. I also found the big clear containers that they use for packaged pretzels at holloween are great for storing them and scraps.

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