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Scant quarter inch has anyone? Do I need this Foot????

Scant quarter inch has anyone? Do I need this Foot????

Old 02-19-2008, 06:13 AM
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My 1967 Singer touch and sew has a presser foot that is almost exactly 1/4 inch at the edge of it. It works for either side of the foot so I consider myself lucky to have it and not have to adjust anything. It was probably just coincidental that it was made that way because 1967 is before quilting became popular.
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Old 02-19-2008, 02:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Skeat
I might be sticking the spool in my mouth...but, have to say that I 'cheated' on my 1/4"!:0)I will when I can ever remember to...buy a 1/4" foot for my machine. Until then, I used a ruler to mark the exact 1/4" and marked my foot w/a marker perm. pen:))I tried that sewing tape and it did work for awhile, but, one would need to put packing tape over it to keep it from wanting to roll after awhile.:))So, here is a cheap solve for awhile:))Skeat
Gerl! that is NOT cheating. that's just plain smart! why spend fabric $$$ on something you don't need? :P
i don't think anyone has implied that everyone must have and use a quarter-inch foot. they're just sharing their success stories with those who are thinking of getting one for themselves.

except for the brother foot i mentioned earlier, i have been totally unimpressed and underwhelmed by every quarter-inch foot i've tried. (luckily, they were all included with my machines. i'd have been pretty irritated if i'd bought them for extra cash. :lol: )

so many people enjoy using them, i've decided that my own disappointment with them must just be another one of the many ways in which i'm an incurable oddball. :roll:

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Old 02-19-2008, 07:46 PM
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You right Patrice, It is not cheating, You do whatever trips your tirgger so you can get thatt darn 1/4 inch. :D I just love gaggets. and I have a little trouble when I get to the end of a piece.
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Old 02-20-2008, 04:13 AM
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I loooooooooove gadgets!! The Quilt Canada Convention will be here in St. John's this June and I can't WAIT to go to the Merchant's market to see what new gadgets and gizmos I can pick up this year!!! hee hee
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Old 02-20-2008, 06:03 AM
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This has been a very good discussion on 'feet':))Glad everyone has had an opinion, for we all need that input:0)I do think it would be easier to always have a clear guide to where the 1/4" is. And, for me...always!:))You are so right about the fabric!:))Actually, I might have good intentions to buy one...only get too overwhelmed w/all the new fabric, patterns, etc. Only to return w/a new nest egg and no foot!:))One of these days...:))Well, maybe:0)Skeat
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Old 02-20-2008, 07:09 AM
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Thanks Patrice.....I am ALL Brother, and very happy with all they have to offer..... :mrgreen:
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