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    Super Member EagarBeez's Avatar
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    I just sewed a scant 1/4 in with my trusty singer machine. I took the fabric and moved it left, under my pressure foot.

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    Good for you I still can't figure it out.
    I keep trying and I can't get the 1/4 inch right.

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    I don't understand. Maybe this is a DUH!!! for me.

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    Where theres a will theres a way! :-D

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    Happy that you found that rascally scant 1/4" :D:D:D

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    Keep sewing and measuring the seam allowance with a ruler, keep on keeping on...you will get it

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    On my old machines, I would use painters tape (used to use masking tape) and mark the 1/4" line.......with the scant 1/4" just move the tape to the left a little bit.

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    a scant 1/4 inch is in actuality only 3/8th if you have a machine that has a moveable needle then with the needle set in the direct middle just shift it over one click to the right on the needle adjustment button if you have a set needle you will have to learn the sweet spot but moving the fabric under the presser foot.

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    I'm lucky in that I can move my needle. Actually on the new machine, I prefer to move the needle and use the regular sewing foot instead of the 1/4" foot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stewyscrewy
    a scant 1/4 inch is in actuality only 3/8th if you have a machine that has a moveable needle then with the needle set in the direct middle just shift it over one click to the right on the needle adjustment button if you have a set needle you will have to learn the sweet spot but moving the fabric under the presser foot.
    thats a tidbit to know..thank you Stewie. =)

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    Congratulations!

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    yes, thanks for the tip

    Quote Originally Posted by stewyscrewy
    a scant 1/4 inch is in actuality only 3/8th if you have a machine that has a moveable needle then with the needle set in the direct middle just shift it over one click to the right on the needle adjustment button if you have a set needle you will have to learn the sweet spot but moving the fabric under the presser foot.

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    I think my problem is that I don't always feed the fabric in straight past my 1/4" foot, and that throws me off sometimes.

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    3/8 inch is *larger* than a 1/4". 3/16" is what you need for a scant 1/4"

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    I'm pretty good at the quarter inch seam but am still working on the scant. Sigh.

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    I found out that the 1/4" mark on my Janome is actually a scant 1/4". I found this out AFTER I plunked my money down for a 1/4" foot :cry:

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    great job. i'm lucky i can move my needle when i need to do the scant 1/4

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    I am a slave to my 1/4 inch foot! If it can't be done with that I just don't try! I am a whimp, I know!

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    I've never figured out the reasoning behind the "scant" 1/4"? Why would you use it instead of just the 1/4"?

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    I've heard that using a scant, saves even more fabric. I have figured out how to do it, but, I rather stick with quarter inch, it will withstand better with every day use I think

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