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

    Old 02-17-2008, 06:59 PM
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    :?: :?: Tried the Quilt wizard foot that makes a SQI??? It costs $30.00 plus postage any ideas on something else I have to wait 4-6 weeks for this thing. I need Help Now. I just started piecing never tried it before!!!! Do I need this thing???
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    Old 02-17-2008, 07:00 PM
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    I have never tried the Quilt Wizard foot, but I do swear by my quarter inch foot and would never make another quilt without it. I say the same thing to my students.

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    Old 02-17-2008, 07:57 PM
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    Like Quilting Aggi, I haven't tried the Quilt Wizard foot and I like my quarter inch foot too, because it makes it much harder for the seams to be larger than that.

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    Old 02-17-2008, 08:41 PM
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    I use a magnet since my machine isn't computerized, but I have to remeasure and recheck everytime I take it off. Pain!
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    Old 02-18-2008, 12:06 AM
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    judging by the responses every time this subject comes up, it seems most quilters prefer their quarter-inch feet. i'm not particularly crazy about them. i have tried several different models and keep going back to my favorite all-purpose. i must point out, though, that i'm able to set my needle to a bazillion positions to the left or right of center. when i want a standard or scant quarter inch. i don't switch feet. i change the needle position.

    here's a review of the Quilt Wizard. it sounds like a very interesting little gadget. You will probably be glad you ordered it. I gasped at the price until i read the review and found out it's actually one foot with two different adapters. One for quarter inch; the other for in-the-ditch. That maks the price-per-foot about average compared to most I've seen. http://www.quiltersreview.com/article.asp?article=/review/product/020204_a.asp

    Brother also makes a pretty neat quarter inch foot. it has a nice wide footprint that helps control the fabric as it feeds over the dogs, but still provides a fairly accurate guide. It's a standard snap-on, so would work on most machines. I'm tempted to buy one just because it's so nifty.

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    Old 02-18-2008, 06:10 AM
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    I also use the regular foot, but I move the needle to the right position.

    When I use a Quarter inch foot, the fabric has a tendency to drift to the left because it's not pushed along on both feed dogs but rather just the left one.
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    Old 02-18-2008, 06:59 AM
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    Hey, Cathe. I'm betting you do just fine with your system. If you are in the market, though, for a quarter-incher that covers both dogs, the Brother foot i showed the link to is shaped in a way that provides a nifty quarter inch reference, but is wide enough to feed using both dogs.. Take a look. (nope. i promise. they aren't paying me to sell this foot. the one i've tested belongs to a friend of mine. :lol: )
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    Old 02-18-2008, 07:25 AM
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    Can I use a Brother 1/4 inch foot on a Bernina?
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    Old 02-18-2008, 08:54 AM
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    I have a 1/4 inch foot for my Bernina, made by Bernina. I think there are feet you can purchase for you Bernina to adapt the feet of other brands, but they cost every bit as much as the 1/4 inch foot.

    The Bernina foot sews right in the middle, both feed dogs are utilized and the seam sews straight. I love mine and won't sew on a quilt without it!

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    Old 02-18-2008, 09:37 AM
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    Mine isn't 100% accurate to the scant quarter so I've had to adjust things anyway. If I had one that was exactly on, I'd imagine it a marvel. When I stop to think of all the wonderful quilts made without one, it all falls into perspective.
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