I just want to share with you a few things, from time to time, that I have found to make my sewing/quilting accurate and as close to perfection as I can get. I have been meaning to do this for a long time.
To start with.....1/4" feet
I own 4 different 1/4" feet for my QE 4.O
#1 - came with the machine (fabric skewed while sewing and no right guide)
#2 - bought it because I like the right hand guide feature (fabric still skewing while sewing)
#3 - bought it because of the increased width on the left hand side that covers the feed dogs completely. This feature
seemed to fix the skewing problem and gave me better control and sewing was straight.
but all my piecing was coming up short so had to move the needle two clicks to the right every time in
order to get the proper finished measurement.
Finally, #4 - I am in love! This foot is called "The Perfect 1/4" Foot with Guide for IDT System" and it is Perfect!
I think what makes this one the best is the positioning of the right guide. You can see the comparison in the photo. The guide lays flat from front to back so that when the fabric edge is against it there is no where for it to slip under or out. Keeps everything nice and straight . Great when chain piecing.
I found a huge difference in the outcome of my blocks by using #4. Huge to me. Here is an example of an 8 1/2" block sewn with #3 and #4.
|Not happy with this!|
|Now that's what I like!|
There are lots of ways to get a perfect seam allowance, and I have tried them all, but I love a foot with a guide. Just my personal preference. So, to find one that works perfectly is a goal that I have finally achieved and I am very happy piecer now! One drawback... I found it difficult to use this foot while sewing on a binding...it kept snagging the batting. No biggie..I will just use #3 for binding. Accuracy is not super crucial when attaching the binding.
Next time I will show you what I think of the Pfaff free-motion quilting feet that I use.
Also, I wanted to show you this book that I bought a few years ago. It is a wonderful resource for any Pfaffie. It's a few years old now and I use it a lot. Think I will check to see if there is an updated version.
Remember, these are just my opinions and experiences. I am not an expert by any means. Just thought you might like to know what I think.
Hope you had time to do something quilty today!