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Thread: scant 1/4" seam

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    scant 1/4" seam

    how do I get a scant 1/4" seam using a Bernina 830?

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    this was just posted a couple days ago. Might find some hints here:
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/main-f1...a-t258907.html
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    Do you have the option of moving your needle to the left and right? I have a Bernina, and I just move the needle one click to the right.

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    If you have no needle adjustment I would suggest the stack of sticky notes. Not familiar with bernina models at all so if it's not a computerized machine, the magnetic seam guide is fabulous. Just measure from your needle, place the stickies or whatever and you are good to go.

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    IF you are talking about the VINTAGE 830 you have 5 needle positions on the dial. I look at them like this:
    to the extreme left is position 1; to the extreme right is position 5; in between are 2, 3, 4.
    Using foot # 000, a scant 1/4 inch is in position 4. I use a small sticky note pad against the presser foot as my seam guide. It's easily removed for other widths or angles.

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    One can also "learn" where that 1/4 inch seam is - I used 1/4 inch graph paper or index cards to find/see where the needl comes down -

    Think of learning to drive on one's ownside of the road.

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