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Great if You Are Not Using Pins
on May 7, 2011
I really enjoyed using this foot and having the guide until I needed to pin my work together. The fabric slid smoothly against the guide and gave a straight seam. And the price was great. The seller initially charged me for shipping although the offer said free shipping, but refunded that as soon as I sent a note asking why I was charged. If I never used pins, I would give the product and the seller a five-star rating.
However, if you are using pins, you must remove them well before they get close to the guide because the guide will not lift over the pins, and I like to leave my pins in until a stitch or two before I stitch over them. Also, if you are stitching along a diagonal line for half-square triangles or flying geese, the guide does not glide over fabric. These are the reasons I gave a three-star rating to the product. For these purposes, a foot without a guide is a better option.
As with any foot, you must also test the seam allowance using three pieces of fabric or you may not get a 1/4 inch seam with the default needle position on your machine. Cut three pieces of known width, e.g., 1.5 or 2.5 inches, and sew them together. Then measure the finished width of the middle piece after pressing. If it is 1 or 2 inches, respectively, then you have a good 1/4 inch seam for the thread you are using. You may have to test several times with different needle positions to be sure you get a true 1/4 seam.