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Thread: SPREADING THE WORD - 1/4-INCH FOOT THAT WORKS!!!!

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    EUREKA!!!!!!!!! I'm posting this all over the place because I am THAT excited. (hmmmmm .... i think ... maybe ... i need a life. :lol: :lol: :lol: )

    http://www.sewingmachinesplus.com/P60498.php

    just tried it for the first time. i just had to adjust my needle position to find the center of the foot (which is because of the machine, not the foot. i always have to do that). it's super-easy to see whether or not your edge is lined up with the foot.

    i even tested it for ditch-stitching on a sample sandwich. dead-center. if i didn't know where the stitching was, i wouldn't know where the stitching was! it isn't a "proper" quilting foot; i had to pull gently from the back to keep it moving smoothly; but once i got the hang of it i was amazed.
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    that's really neat, and i need a quarter inch foot, but i have an older kenmore :(

    any ideas?

    *update* i found an adapter for my super-high shank and then an adaptor to fit snap-on feet. when they arrive, i'll try my Janome snap-on feet to see if they work.

    i hope, i hope, i hope!

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    That does look great, and I need a 1/4 foot as well. It looks to me as though that Singer foot is a snap on. Who knows if one Brand snap on feet fit on other snap on machines? All over Ebay they say Brother, Elna, Janome and Newer Kenmore have interchangable feet (don't know that I believe them...) Your rave makes me wonder.

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    well I"D like to see ur foot Dearie!

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    The only problem I see is that you cannot make a scant 1/4 inch cause the hole is small.
    I had a problem with my 1/4 inch foot cause my machine had wide feet.
    So I bought an edging foot and adjusted the needle. No more jurking to the side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rose Carnahan
    The only problem I see is that you cannot make a scant 1/4 inch cause the hole is small.
    I had a problem with my 1/4 inch foot cause my machine had wide feet.
    So I bought an edging foot and adjusted the needle. No more jurking to the side.
    i CAN make a scant quarter-inch with this foot. my needle position adjusts in teeeeeeeny tiny increments. two clicks to the right for me and i'm scant. :-)

    it's a universal snap-on. it'll fit just about any machine ... unless the machine has one with a super-narrow snap-grabber-thingie.

    kathy, dear, to see my foot ... follow the link :wink:

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    That was very informative. I always wondered what all those marks on the sides were for.

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    Thanks for the link, I think. LOL Looks like I might be spending at least $100. I do like the slide on machine extender, and a couple other feet maybe.

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    This certainly looks like something I could use. I'm going to try my next quilt with a scant 1/4" and a different foot first though before spending the money... thanks!!

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    Elizabeth your cat looks just like my quilting partner. Booter is her name and she loves to make sure I am sewing everything correctly. (In her opinion anyway) I have a universal snap on 1/4th inch foot and it is awesome!!!!!!!!!!!! I bought it at Joanne fabrics and it fits my kenmore and I have also used it on my old singer

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    Patrice,
    You do have a life. It is keeping us informed of everything we must have!! :wink: :D :D
    What kind of sewing machine do you use this foot on?


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    I use it on my Kenmore, and myPlaff. Works great on both

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    Quote Originally Posted by Minda
    Patrice,
    You do have a life. It is keeping us informed of everything we must have!! :wink: :D :D
    What kind of sewing machine do you use this foot on?
    In that case ... you each MUST have ... a tall, single, straight, good lookin', intelligent, funny, and (what the heck) rich guy you can introduce to me. :lol: :lol: :lol:

    I will use my new foot mostly on my Simplicity Quilter's Classic and, occassionally, on my Singer Ingenuity. Someday, if I ever play and win a lottery, I shall use it on a Janome MC 11000. :wink:

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    kathiwit you're right your Booter looks rather a lot like my Sunny, fluffy tail included it would appear. Sunny is not the brightest boy but he makes up for it in love. He loves me even when I rotary cut (that makes me crazy, I'm so afraid of one wrong tail flick! So I have to stop and put him on the floor).

    So now if what you ladies are telling me... I also can use this foot?!?!? YIPPIE! My new Elna is coming Thursday and I'm so excited I could jump for joy. Partrice? Do you know how long they run their sales for at that site? Because I noticed that foot is on sale. :-)

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    you each MUST have ... a tall, single, straight, good lookin', intelligent, funny, and (what the heck) rich guy you can introduce to me.
    Are you talking about my husband? Okay so we're not rich, most days not even well off, but we have everything else. :-) I keep telling him the first time I married for love, but if I have to do again, I will marry for money! :twisted:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elizabeth A.
    you each MUST have ... a tall, single, straight, good lookin', intelligent, funny, and (what the heck) rich guy you can introduce to me.
    Are you talking about my husband? Okay so we're not rich, most days not even well off, but we have everything else. :-) I keep telling him the first time I married for love, but if I have to do again, I will marry for money! :twisted:
    i'm cornfeeoooozed. is your husband single? :shock:

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    ok my bad, I was just listening to you yak and didn't even see the link!

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    can someone tell me the difference between 'type A' and 'type B' pressure feet? i'm getting dizzier trying to figure it out on these sewing machine accessory websites!

    :oops: :?

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    Oh jeez, so sorry, I missed that. :oops:

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    I do okay with the 1/4 inch seams, but I have not perfected free motion quilting. I just don't get the fabric moving under the quilting foot smooth enough to have evenly spaced stitches. Today on our PBS station - America Sews with Sue Haussman she was using a "contraption" which she called a frame. It looked like a flat rectangle piece of heavy plastic with an opening (rather large) in the center. The quilt just lay down on this -- no clips, pins, etc. As the machine is sewing, instead of moving the quilt, this "frame" is moved. I can understand that a very very smooth piece of plastic (probably coated with some special application) would "glide" over the machine base and under the quilting foot. I've just never seen one of these frames, but would be interested in seeing one. Hopefully, it is simple enough that it would be about a zillion dollars cheaper than one of those long arm quilting machines. So if in your search for quilting supplies you see this or already know about it, please put up a post for all of us. Thanks.

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    Viking makes one and Phaff makes one, they are about $1200, they are called "quilt tables". But here's the kicker. The manufature Wacom (as in drawing tablets, makes one too, they are selling it under the name Inspira brand name for around $300. I was thinking that for that price I might need to sweet talk hubby. Not to mention it sure would be nice for the keepsake quilt I'm working on for my daughter to be made "completely" by me. :D

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    Two things ladies. I couldn't figure out which foot you were talking about, but after years of fighting the scant 1/4" thing -I finally tried out a gadget I bought years ago called the Curve Master foot. Saw it demonstrated at the Chicago Quilt Show last Sunday. I've had it since 2004 never tried it till yesterday. It not only does curved lines without pinning - IT MAKES A Scant 1/4" every time. My partner and I recently started an on line business for quilters and our goal is to never sell anything we haven't personally tried and would purchase again. This baby is a winner. Just google Curve Master and it will come up at the top of the list. There is a good picture, chart of machines it fits. Awesome piece of equipment. Now when we cut kits with our Accucut machines for kits, everything will be perfect every time.

    My second thing is the Free Motion Slider - since you are talking about free motion. I have yet to try this item, but am thinking about it. Any one here give it a try yet? I'm always up for input. It's very time consuming to try things enough to make good decisions and pre wash and iron all our kit materials. This is a very informative group.

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    just thought i'd share my latest project with everybody. i've not perfected the free motion quilting either, so i quilted this one using a size F spring hoop and did it on the embroidery machine 350E Janome. I paper pieced the top (bought at littlefoot.net) Hopefully my next one
    will be better.

    machine embroideried on janome 350E
    with an F spring hoop.
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    Great job, love the colors. I like to make matching pillows too.

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    I have been switching feet between all my mecchines for years, some times I have to change the snap part that goes on the shank but when I do that it worsk. I have Babylock,Kenmore and Viking and any more I do not know which feet belong where.

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