So far I like the machine, but would like to know which foot you use for the 1/4" foot. I was sent the "G" foot as the 1/4" foot, but the book says it's the Overcast foot. I need to have perfect 1/4" seams for quilt blocks. Thanks for your input. Judy
Hi Judy, I just bought this machine for a beginners quilting class. Today I figured out that the J foot that comes installed on the machine is the 1/4" foot. Look at page 43 of your machine manual. Using the J foot, select stitch # 37 and line up the fabric with the right side edge of the foot to get a perfect 1/4" seam. I tried it and it worked. Very easy. Good Luck, Mary
Put your machine on #37 and it does sew a perfect 1/4 inch seam. I just use the regular foot that came with the machine. It works great! It would be nice to have a 1/4 inch foot, but it is not necessary to buy it to make it work.
Thank you, thank you, thank you for telling us how to get a 1/4" seam. I have been looking and looking for that presser foot. Why in the world do they tell you there is supposed to be a separate foot for it? Anyway, I'm soooo glad for these tips here. I just got my machine today and so far I am loving it. Can't wait to start my quilt.
I think it's a great machine for a beginner. You can sew very slowly if you need to and then when you become more confident there are other speeds and lots of stitches. Once you begin, you will be hooked! Get a book from the library and start with a little project so you don't become discouraged. Have fun!
I'm wondering if anyone has used it for sewing clothes out of fleece? How well does it work for that? I have A LOT of fleece that I need to get sewn up and my current machine is not working well for that!
Seam no 37 is probably the straight stitch with a needle position (stitch width) 5,5, so to use automatic reinforcement or whatever, just use the regular straight stitch with that width! I say "probably" because I don't actually have this machine, but another Brother where this is the case.
Thanks to Mary for the update! I also considered buying the 1/4 inch foot. Sure enough, on page 43 is the instruction for 1/4 inch seams using the J foot and stitch #37 for right sided edge and #38 for left. I have been a quilter for many years and I lost everything in Hurricane Katrina. This machine is a replacement and is really a little workhorse. A great machine for the basics and a little beyond! But best of all, it is light weight and easy to move around on my table which serves as a cutting and work surface also. I can lift it with one hand to move it off the table to the ladder shelves if I'm using the table for other crafts, scrapbooking, beading, etc. After 4 years, I've not had a single problem with it.