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    Does anyone have a stitch in the ditch foot? I'd like some opinions before I purchase one. Mail order returns are not my favorite thing to do. It looks like a good idea, but then so do a lot of unnecessary gadgets. Thank you.

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    I tried it for SID and went back to my open toe applique foot or walking foot...
    But I do use it for other techniques and love it :D:D:D

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    Wouldn't a zipper foot do the same thing? I have used one for SITD.

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    Do you mean the 1/4" foot with the guide bar? I just bought one during a class on Saturday because I couldn't, for the life of me, sew that darn 1/4"!! The pattern called for too much precision so I couldn't get away with my usual "fudge it" seam. The new foot really helped.

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    Didn't do much for me. I found it doesn't really guide the quilt (unlike a 1/4'' foot guides the fabric), I think the metal guide is simply meant as a help for eyeballing it...

    I'm finding a walking foot much more useful for SID (and I was super skeptical about that one, would never have bought one but it came with my new machine!).

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    I love my SID foot. I also have a Pfaff,so I have a builtin walking foot that I use with it. Works great.

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    it is personal unless you try it you wont know

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    I don't have a walking foot for my Singer. I do have the 1/4" foot which was great for stitching that amount inside the stitching line. I could do the SITD on the Elna with her walking foot and do the FMQ on the Singer. The Elna's presser foot doesn't lend itself to SITD without a walking foot, so I can't use the SITD foot on her. I can get one for her locally, but have to order for the 301 because it's a slant needle machine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaureenM
    I love my SID foot. I also have a Pfaff,so I have a builtin walking foot that I use with it. Works great.
    Same here- love my SID foot for my Pfaff & use it all of the time!

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    Love my sid for my viking, use it all the time, it clips on my walking foot and works great

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    I like my SITD foot, maybe because my machine is a Janome. It helps by patting down the batting and making the stitching easier. It could be used for about anything, it helps keep that straight line that we need.

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    I have one for my Janome 6600 and I love it.

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    I have one for my pfaff expressions 2 and love it.....makes it easier...

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    I love my SITD foot. Frankly I think it's a question of getting used to it
    and finding the right "spot". I find if I go too fast I go in and out of the ditch
    but if I slow down it works better. Also, taking breaks help. :-D

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    the SITD is one of those feet that quilters either love or don't.

    for most of us, it takes practice to really get in the groove with it. (pun intended. :lol: )

    do you know anybody who has one you can test drive?

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    I have the SID attachments for all of my machines. I really like the way they make my seams look after stitching. I have a lot more precision when I use them. I wouldn't even try to do it without the attachment now that I have gotten used to using them.

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    I really like my SITD foot. Because they can be pricey I checked ebay and found one to fit my machine at a very reasonable price. The seller has great prices on all sorts of things for quilters and wonderful customer service.

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    I have a question - Does stitch in the ditch mean you actually sew IN the seam or 1/4 on either side - and if it's on either side - which side do you use Left or Right or is it 1/4 inch on both sides???

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    I have one yes it works but sometimes you need a walking foot even to do stitch in the ditch

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    Tally Kathy, SITD is stitching exactly in the ditch on the seam. Done correctly, I like the looks of it. I want to mix it with FMQ on the quilt on the machines right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tally Kathy
    I have a question - Does stitch in the ditch mean you actually sew IN the seam or 1/4 on either side - and if it's on either side - which side do you use Left or Right or is it 1/4 inch on both sides???
    You sew right in the center of the seam. In other words , stitch in the ditch!!!

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    I have a SITD foot for my Bernina, and I love it!

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    ditto

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaureenM
    I love my SID foot. I also have a Pfaff,so I have a builtin walking foot that I use with it. Works great.
    ditto

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    I just got a PM telling me that a SITD foot and a walking foot were the same. Also that I should know what shank my machine has. No comment.

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