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    1/4 seam guide

    I seem to be having a bit of trouble with my seams. I know there are many guides out there, but I would like ,to know if anyone has tried the ideal seam guide. They state that it is reusable and leaves no residue. I have a top loading bobbin and find most tape methods troublesome as I have to move them to change the bobbin.

    Any new ideas or suggestions appreciated.

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    I have not tried the ideal seam guide but it looks like it should work. For me what works best is the 1/4-inch pressure foot.

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      #3
      Re: 1/4 seam guide

      Thanks for you help. I have a foot, just wanted a bit more

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        1/4 seam guide

        Has anyone tried the ideal seam guide. It has a tacky side to stick to your machine. Just wondering how good/bad it is. I would like to try a guide, but have problems as I have a top loading bobbin and always have to remove the guide to fill the bobbin.

        Any thoughts or ideas appreciated.

        Thanks
        Debbie

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          #5
          Re: 1/4 seam guide

          A command strip is reusable and does not cost much. You can re-position it several times before it looses too much sticky.
          https://www.google.com/search?q=comm..._AUIBygC&dpr=1

          I also use one of these: http://www.craftcritique.com/2009/08...ic-seam-guide/
          So far it's never bothered my computerized machines. I asked the Babylock dealer if it was okay to use and they said yes. But I would ask whomever you bought your machine from if it's okay to use it.
          Vonnie

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            #6
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            Thanks for the ideas

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              #7
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              I love the dritz magnetic seam guide bc it really stays in place. But when I got a new machine,I discovered I couldn't use it because the entire area surrounding my presser foot is all plastic and there was nothing to stick it to. The other after I bought it thing I don't particularly like is the section at the front of my machine directly in front of the presser foot curves down rather than being at a sharp 45 deg angle, so strips and things like that do not stick as well as if they were on a purely flat or sharp angle surface. Oh well. Live and learn as my Mom used to say.

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                #8
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                I have placed a dot with a permanent marker on the lip of my machine which is about 3 inches from the needle. I line up the fabric on that dot and also with the foot. This keeps me sewing straight at not cost and no attachments.
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                Terry

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                  #9
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                  I have a seam guide decal that I bought for about $10.00 on line. DH fixed it to the machine, cut out the bobbin area, put a little piece of clear wide tape on it, were the end of the decal met the rolled edge of the machine going into the base. Best $10.00 I've sent in a long time. Kathy
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                    #10
                    Re: 1/4 seam guide

                    Originally posted by mischiefkat View Post
                    I have a seam guide decal that I bought for about $10.00 on line. DH fixed it to the machine, cut out the bobbin area, put a little piece of clear wide tape on it, were the end of the decal met the rolled edge of the machine going into the base. Best $10.00 I've sent in a long time. Kathy
                    Does the decal you bought have a name?

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                      #11
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                      Originally posted by debbie1952 View Post
                      Does the decal you bought have a name?
                      Seamingly Accurate Seam Guide. Kathy
                      All quilts cat tested and approved.
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                        #12
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                        Got this link in an email today: http://howtosew.com/blog/sewing-basi...1116&did=83881
                        Vonnie

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                          #13
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                          Like the link provided by Vonnie - Frog tape, Painter's blue tape or a stack of Post It Notes will help provide a ridge to help with the alignment. I prefer to line up the edge of the fabric with the edge of the presser foot and then adjust the needle position for a scant 1/4" seam.

                          Best wishes for many successful projects.

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                            #14
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                            Thanks for the help, I will look into all of the ideas.

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                              #15
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                              There is someone who taped an expired credit card to her machine. She placed it 1/4 away from the needle, and cut it where the bobbin case opened, to allow it to slide with the cover.
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