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    A 1/4 foot with guide poll

    I read with great interest the thread Kenz posted about what foot everyone uses for piecing (http://forum.missouriquiltco.com/showthread.php?t=64178)

    I'm wondering why so many don't like their foot with the guide. I love mine. My friend hates hers.

    Look at the guide on your foot, is it like this? It has a little curve on the front.
    download.jpg

    Or does the guide look like this? It has a blunt front.
    images.jpg

    Mine is the first type - curved front. My friend's is the second type - blunt front.

    Which do you have and do you like/hate it? Please vote in the poll!
    43
    I like my sloped front foot
    53.49%
    23
    I do not like my sloped front foot
    4.65%
    2
    I like my blunt front foot
    27.91%
    12
    I do not like my blunt front foot
    13.95%
    6
    Last edited by snippet; June 27, 2016, 08:47 PM.

    #2
    Re: A 1/4 foot with guide poll

    Mine is similar to the first one - I use mine all the time.
    ***Kathy***

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      #3
      Re: A 1/4 foot with guide poll

      I like my foot vs nothing at all before using a guess on the 1/4 inch. For sewing curves I do not like using this foot as it is blind where I need to see and would rather have no guide.
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        #4
        Re: A 1/4 foot with guide poll

        Mine is more like the one on top... I love it... The one on my Bernina is the same... I use both all the time...


        Sandy from Cincinnati


        AKA Kermit

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          #5
          Re: A 1/4 foot with guide poll

          For my Babylock's, I have both styles and I see or notice no difference between the two.
          pat.

          No rain....no rainbows!


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          If you can't be nice.....BE QUIET!

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            #6
            Re: A 1/4 foot with guide poll

            Mine is more like the top one. I like it.

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              #7
              Re: A 1/4 foot with guide poll

              Mine "was" like the top one. The metal guide recently broke off. It had been bent a few years ago. I left it on the machine as I was transporting, and during the transport it got bent. Not sure what happened over this past weekend, but it got out of wack again, and finally just broke off.

              I also have one without any guide at all, and I have been using that successfully most of the time.
              If you are not willing to learn, no one can help you. If you are determined to learn, no one can stop you.- Zig Ziglar

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                #8
                Re: A 1/4 foot with guide poll

                I have the first type and I use it all the time.
                Cindy

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                  #9
                  Re: A 1/4 foot with guide poll

                  Mine is like the top one. I had it for 2 years before I realized what it was and how to use it. I love it and now use it all the time.
                  :icon_happy:


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                    #10
                    Re: A 1/4 foot with guide poll

                    Oops... I made a mistake... Both of mine are like the SECOND one...nit the first... In any case, I love them... My very first mavhine...a Janome Jem Gold ..came with a similar foot.... I also have...or had...a quarter inch foot that has no guide...my DD has it Noel. I liked it, but did miss the guide.,.


                    Sandy from Cincinnati


                    AKA Kermit

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                      #11
                      Re: A 1/4 foot with guide poll

                      Number 2 and I love it.I like the first one,the curved front,and wonder if they make one for Babylock. I don't know why I am thinking about another foot! Oh,My !

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                        #12
                        Re: A 1/4 foot with guide poll

                        Originally posted by mommamarsh View Post
                        Number 2 and I love it.I like the first one,the curved front,and wonder if they make one for Babylock. I don't know why I am thinking about another foot! Oh,My !
                        i

                        I think I would like the curved edge... The straight one is more Leroy to catch on fabric or batting....


                        Sandy from Cincinnati


                        AKA Kermit

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                          #13
                          Re: A 1/4 foot with guide poll

                          Ok i have the blunt but confess i did use a small file to curve it a bit. works just great and can use on three of my 4 machines.
                          Gary,

                          "No regrets, only learning opportunities."

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                            #14
                            Re: A 1/4 foot with guide poll

                            I ripped the guide off of my 1/4" foot. I just don't like them, because fabric can slide up the side and if you aren't paying attention, then you have problems. I much prefer to see what I'm doing.

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                              #15
                              Re: A 1/4 foot with guide poll

                              I like mine with no guide.

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