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Old 02-11-2019, 12:04 PM
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Hoping for some help. I have a Brother machine (which I Love!) and am using the 1/4" pressure foot with guide. For some reason, the left side of the foot catches the seam allowance and hangs up. It looks like this is the only design for this type of foot...what am I doing wrong? If this post doesn't make sense, I can add a picture of what's happening. Thanks!inkedbrother-foot_li.jpg

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Old 02-11-2019, 01:02 PM
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Look for a rough spot or a burr on the foot. I have the same foot, and it doesn't catch anything. If you're sewing strips, there should be nothing but fabric under the left side of your foot..not a seam..I'm not sure that I get where the problem is?
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Old 02-11-2019, 03:02 PM
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I think Donna13350 is correct. There is another foot that doesn't have the fabric guide, but using it would probably not make a difference with the problem you describe.
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Old 02-11-2019, 03:37 PM
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I'm with Donna. I don't know what would be catching unless there is a rough spot on the foot. All the should be under that part of the foot is a couple layers of fabric.
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Old 02-11-2019, 05:19 PM
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I have the same foot and have not had this problem. Could you put some tape under the foot to help it "slide"?

A picture might help.

I've actually given up on this foot because I think it's a little crooked. I use the 1/4" setting on my machine and use the regular foot.
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Old 02-12-2019, 05:10 AM
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I have that same foot and have the same problem when sewing over a seam. I have not been able to correct the problem so slow down and use a stilleto when I get to the seam. I love my Brother sewing machine too, so just put up with the problem. Sorry I don’t have a solution for you.
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Old 02-12-2019, 07:31 AM
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I have had the same problem with this foot on my Brother. It catches any seam intersections. I gave up and am using a generic clear plastic 1/4 in foot on it. Much better.
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Get the sa125 without guide, much easier and more accurate imho
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Old 02-12-2019, 11:10 AM
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Thanks, Rainbow Zebra & Pam S...glad to know it's not just me! You would think Brother would do a re-design??? I'm just not confident enough to do away with the 1/4" guide yet.
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Old 02-12-2019, 12:30 PM
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There are other types of 1/4" guides that you can use. I did have a thought. Does your machine have a pressure adjustment for the presser foot? Lightening up the pressure on the foot might help it to not drag as much when crossing seams.
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