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Thread: STID help

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    I have not done this in so long, but I remember doing stitch in the ditch with a regular foot and feeds up, is that correct?

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    Feeds up. I use a walking foot, but if your regular foot works, I'm sure you could use it.

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    I use my even feed (walking) foot with feed dogs up.

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    Thank you so much, I thought so, just having issues getting started

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjinvt
    Thank you so much, I thought so, just having issues getting started
    I do it a bit differently than most. For SITD I use my zipper foot. Lets me see right along that seam line.

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    I have a clear 1/4 " foot that I use for SITD, if I remember to change it out. I don't have a walking foot. I have no idea what happened to it. I didn't find that it did any better job than using proper hand control, so I probably will not replace it.

    Sew a few pieces of scrap together, and practice with your different feet and see what is best for you.

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    Feed dogs up and regular foot.

    I recently learned there is a SITD foot .... kind of like a regular foot, with a "plough" that goes into the ditch. Adjust your needle til you hit it bang on.

    I've done some practice runs and I think it's going to be just what I need for more evenness at SITD.

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    Well I have gotten through one of the long sides, so at least I conquered the fear of it, thanks to you all.

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    Same here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE
    Feed dogs up and regular foot.

    I recently learned there is a SITD foot .... kind of like a regular foot, with a "plough" that goes into the ditch. Adjust your needle til you hit it bang on.
    I used to use that foot but learned that I can do better without it. To do so, I slightly pull the seam from both sides and let the needle run in the seam line. Then I can tug the seam to one side or the other when the seam direction changes. When I let go of the seam, the stitch literally disappears. Using the "plough" I was never able to get right into the seam. (Could have been me though - not the equipment)

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadQuilter
    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE
    Feed dogs up and regular foot.

    I recently learned there is a SITD foot .... kind of like a regular foot, with a "plough" that goes into the ditch. Adjust your needle til you hit it bang on.
    I used to use that foot but learned that I can do better without it. To do so, I slightly pull the seam from both sides and let the needle run in the seam line. Then I can tug the seam to one side or the other when the seam direction changes. When I let go of the seam, the stitch literally disappears. Using the "plough" I was never able to get right into the seam. (Could have been me though - not the equipment)
    MadQ ... when I was told about it at my LQS, they said that you'll either love it or hate it! I've just done some test runs with it so far and liked it. Though I soon will be doing some "real" SITD and will have a better sense as to whether it's love it or leave it!! :)

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