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#8661 Jul 26, 2007

C.J., I know at one point you described how you got a perfect 1/4 inch seamwithout using the quarter inch foot. I have been using foot number 37 but Idon't think it holds the fabric well enough. Would you mind describing yoursystem again? I can't seem to find where I put the sticky note with theinformation. Marsha

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#8663 Jul 26, 2007

I use the #34C foot (same as #1, but clear with red hatchmarks), along with the screw in metal seam guide from Bernina, and set myneedle 3 clicks to the right. Ewalda is the one who turned me onto thismethod.CJ The WanderingQuilter's Life in a Box!Subject:[430_440_630_640_730] Re: [430_440_630_640_730 ) Perfect 1/4 inch seam



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#8665 Jul 26, 2007

Thanks, have you used this on your 630. That is the machine I am using now.Also,I've never used the metal seam guide before, any special instructionson using it? I just located where I stored it.Marsha

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#8669 Jul 26, 2007

Oh no that would be for a 9mm machine.. On a 5mm machine, Ijust use the #37 foot, again with the seam guide, but no moving the needle tothe right. For me, the seam guide is really the key.. It made a big differencein my . inch seams and all other seams as well!. And its only like $11 I dont like the #57 foot at all.CJ The WanderingQuilter's Life in a Box!Subject: Re:[430_440_630_640_730] Re: [430_440_630_640_730 ) Perfect 1/4 inch seam



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#8671 Jul 26, 2007

I agree about the #57 foot. And just to make sure, the seam guide is theplastic piece that slides on the table? My machine is recessed and I may not beable to use it. Marsha

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#8672 Jul 26, 2007

No, not the plastic seam guide that comes with your slide ontable. Bernina sells a separate metal seam guide that screws into the base ofyour machine, you can use it with a recessed table. Give me a few minutes andIll post a picture.CJ The WanderingQuilter's Life in a Box!Subject: Re:[430_440_630_640_730] Re: [430_440_630_640_730 ) Perfect 1/4 inch seam







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#8674 Jul 26, 2007

Okay heres a picture of the metal screw in seam guide: ---Links-Are-Forbidden--- CJ The WanderingQuilter's Life in a Box!Subject: RE:[430_440_630_640_730] Re: [430_440_630_640_730 ) Perfect 1/4 inch seam



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#8677 Jul 26, 2007

WOW, CJ I've gotta have one of those, that's really neat!



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#8679 Jul 26, 2007

Totally indispensible in my book. I use it all the time. I alsobought a seam guide for my serger, cant do without it either!CJ The WanderingQuilter's Life in a Box!Subject:[430_440_630_640_730] Re: [430_440_630_640_730 ) Perfect 1/4 inch seam



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#8685 Jul 26, 2007

I appreciate your help. I do have the metal one that came with the machine.But as they say, a picture is worth a thousand words and I'm very visual.Marsha

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#8686 Jul 26, 2007

Got it! It's the one I originally thought it was but then looked in themanual and got confused with the slide on one. Thanks.Marsha

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#8687 Jul 26, 2007

CJ,Did you use a pattern for your 630 cover, if so, where can I get it?

Carole

Okay here.s a picture of the metal screw in seam guide: ---Links-Are-Forbidden--- gquilter. com/storage/ sewing/Seam- Guide.jpg

CJ

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#8688 Jul 26, 2007

I found something on the UK website called a guideplate, so for .1.85 I decided to go ahead and order one. As there was no photo or descriptionI have no idea what I will be getting, but as they don't list a metal seam guide I thought it was worth the risk...LOL!

Caoimhe

Okay here.s a picture of the metal screw inseam guide: ---Links-Are-Forbidden--- gquilter. com/storage/ sewing/Seam- Guide.jpg

CJ

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#8689 Jul 26, 2007

Hi Carol, I sure did.The pattern is from Ericas. 3rd one down on this page.When I cut it out, I used the sizing for the 200/730. Ive used that size formy 440, 630 an 730. ---Links-Are-Forbidden--- The WanderingQuilter's Life in a Box!Subject: RE:[430_440_630_640_730] Re: [430_440_630_640_730 ) Perfect 1/4 inch seam



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#8690 Jul 26, 2007

Hmm I dont know what the guide plate is.. Let us know!CJ The WanderingQuilter's Life in a Box!Subject: RE:[430_440_630_640_730] Re: [430_440_630_640_730 ) Perfect 1/4 inch seam



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#8693 Jul 26, 2007

Thank you, CJ, but I can't take credit for it,someone else turned me on to it, but I never use the 1/4" or 1/4"w/blade (#'s 37and 57) anymore. Ewalda



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#8697 Jul 26, 2007

I can't believe I didn't know that you can use the

seam guide on the serger. How blind can you be? I

can SEW use that. It just never occurred to me, ggg.

Thanks so much for mentioning it...



Pat

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tongue.

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#8698 Jul 26, 2007

I can't believe I didn't know that you can use the

seam guide on the serger. How blind can you be? I

can SEW use that. It just never occurred to me, ggg.

Thanks so much for mentioning it...



Pat

The reason a dog has so many friends is that he wags his tail instead of his

tongue.

-Anonymous



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#8701 Jul 26, 2007

Not that seam guide Pat, theres a different one for the sergers.CJ The WanderingQuilter's Life in a Box!Subject: RE:[430_440_630_640_730] Re: [430_440_630_640_730 ) Perfect 1/4 inch seam



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#8706 Jul 26, 2007

Thanks, CJ, for pointing that out. I was just about

to get mine out and try it. I will check it out with

my dealer. That will help so much.



Pat

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tongue.

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#8714 Jul 26, 2007

CJ Thank you for your pic, It helps alot and for all your good hints and info. You know where I'm off to tomorrow to my Bernina dealer to get one of those Thingy Majigs never seen that before. And did'nt my GDaughter do a great job a new generation I hope she sticks with it tho.. Evelyn

sergers.CJ

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#8734 Jul 26, 2007

When I bought the Virtuosa 155, it came with a book showing the

accessories and the seam guide was listed, but when I asked the

dealer he said Bernina no longer made them. Since my machine, even

though new, is actually "old", I figured he was right since the seam

guide is not listed on the Bernina site. CJ, did you buy it recently?

I sure wish I could get my hands on one!!!!....:) Thanks, Helen

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#8739 Jul 27, 2007

I bought it earlier this year, my dealer had to special order itfor me.CJ The WanderingQuilter's Life in a Box!Subject:[430_440_630_640_730] Re: [430_440_630_640_730 ) Perfect 1/4 inch seam



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#8743 Jul 27, 2007

Well, how about that! I have one of those for my 1945 White Rotary. I wonder if the screw will fit? If not, hardware store, here I come, lol.

I have loved seeing all the pics everyone is sharing of their sewing spaces. I am leaving for the beach in the morning for the weekend, followed by a few days in the mountains, so will post some of my room when I get back. I vote we all raise a glass at 11 tonight and toast this wonderful group- it is one of the best I have ever joined. Thanks, CJ!Julie in FL



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#8745 Jul 27, 2007

Julie, Have a nice beach/mountain trip. Are you getting in some vacation fun before the

school years starts again? Cheryl--- In 430_440_630_640_730@yahoogroups.com, Julii







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#8754 Jul 27, 2007

CJ, I asked my dealer about the screw in guideand she could not find it in her book of feet. Has this a number? She has toorder every foot, this might tell you how small the shop is lol. Well I think itis because I am the only one who has bought a 200/730 from her.

Lorraine



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#8756 Jul 27, 2007

Lorraine, there is no number, its called the Patchwork SeamGuide and can be found on page 41 of the last index in Feetures Volume 1.CJ The WanderingQuilter's Life in a Box!Subject: Re:[430_440_630_640_730] Re: [430_440_630_640_730 ) Perfect 1/4 inch seam



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#8758 Jul 27, 2007

Have a great trip Julie, sounds like fun!CJ The WanderingQuilter's Life in a Box!Subject: Re:[430_440_630_640_730] Re: [430_440_630_640_730 ) Perfect 1/4 inch seam



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#8759 Jul 27, 2007

Unfortunately (for me) the Feetures would costme $1000.00 (NZ$)to purchase. So I, nor my dealer can check this,but I shall let her know what you have said and when she contacts head office Iam sure she will be able to explain it to them as she orders all my requirementsfrom head office. They may have the Feetures series. I was tempted to try andget this overseas but saw on QSS that this is frowned on so willnot.

Thanks so much for thisinformation

Lorraine

Lorraine,there is no number, it.s called the Patchwork Seam Guide and can be found onpage 41 of the last index in Feetures Volume 1.CJ

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#8766 Jul 27, 2007

Thanks for showing the picture of your metal seam guide CJ - I

thought that was such a good idea!!

When I saw the photo though I seemed to remember seeing something

like it in an old box of Singer sewing machine accessories I had

somewhere..........

Today I searched and found the box, yippee! The screw was there as

well as the guide and, even better, the screw fitted my 630

perfectly!!! I attached my #34 foot and fitted the guide and then

moved the needle two points to the right - a PERFECT quarter inch

seam!

Just in case any of you have some old hand-cranked Singers laying

around - on the back of the guide is embossed '25527 SIMANCO'.

There are some other old Singer feet in the box (some also embossed

SIMANCO) and I am sure that if I took the time to play they would

also be useful....... ah well perhaps sometime.....

I have uploaded a couple of pics to my folder 'Lizzie' for you to

see.

Thanks again for the brilliant idea!

Lizzie> CJ







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#8767 Jul 27, 2007

Hi CJ:

I was reading your post on how you get a perfect 1/4 inch seam Using

the # 34C foot and clicking to the right 3 times. What machine are

you using. I have the 730 and do not like the 37 on it or the 57 on

it either. Will this work on my machine. I have the #34 foot but

not the 34C. Will I have to get the 34C foot. Can you tell me what

the C after the number is for. I thought it designated a foot for a

9mm stitch. Thank you for your help.

Joleen in Florida



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#8769 Jul 27, 2007

Hi Joleen,I am using my 730, just like you. Get the 34C foot, its codedfor your machine and is 9mm, so its wider width will give you a bit morestability over the 34, which is a 5mm foot. The C stands for coded.However, you can use your #1C foot instead, its identical other than not beingclear.CJ The WanderingQuilter's Life in a Box!Subject:[430_440_630_640_730] Re: [430_440_630_640_730 ) Perfect 1/4 inch seam



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#8770 Jul 27, 2007

LOL now thats awesome Lizzie!CJ The WanderingQuilter's Life in a Box!Subject:[430_440_630_640_730] Re: [430_440_630_640_730 ) Perfect 1/4 inch seam



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#8772 Jul 27, 2007

Lorraine,

I just bought the seam guide at my dealer's the first of this month. It is sold in two parts: 1)the seam guide ($3.25) and 2) the seam guide attach screw ($5.50). I think your dealer could find it under accessory items, not in the feet listing. Hope this helps!

Rita



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#8782 Jul 27, 2007

Since I sell Featherweights, I have a ton of these stitch plate screws. If anyone needs one, just send me your address! Marcia-------------- Original message -------------- From: "CJ Tinkle" cj@...>

LOL now that.s awesome Lizzie!CJ

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#8792 Jul 27, 2007

Marcia, did you happen to see the two blacksides that were auctioned off onebay? One of them went for over two thousand dollars!Marsha

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#8797 Jul 27, 2007

No, I wish you'd told me! Any on now? I still have mine - summer'sbeen flying by. Thanks. Marcia

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Marcia, did you happen to see the two blacksides that were auctioned off on ebay? One of them went for over two thousand dollars! Marsha

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#8798 Jul 27, 2007

I've had this metal seam guide around since at last 1966 when I bought my first Bernina, a 730 Record. It was great when I wanted 1" seams for something at the time, and even when I gave my old machine to #2 daughter, I kept some things, including that seam guide! Useful little gadget.

Sunny



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#8802 Jul 27, 2007

I actually misspoke...it was a crinkle not a blackside. There were two on.The first went for quite a bit over a thousand. I don't recall the amount. Thesecond crinkle went for over two thousand. I haven't seen any blackside,crinkles or other significant machines on at this time.Marsha

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#8806 Jul 27, 2007

Ohhhh, but, Joleen, the 34C foot is so neat, andyou know you just need another foot, don'tyou, Ewalda who's grinningfrom ear to ear knowing that so many of her older feet are not Coded with the Cand keep trying to convince myself to rebuy with C



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#8811 Jul 28, 2007

Hi, and thanks for the correction. I actually bid on a crinkle a couple years ago and thought I was going high at $2350 and I was outbid! I think they're more rare and of course, look much different with the dull finish and grooves instead of decals. I also have two surgical kits made by Singer. Since my dad (and uncle) was/weresurgeons and my nephew is a pediatric ENT, I thought it would be fun to have for a while. I'll probably sell one and give the other to my nephew.Anyway, enough rambling - please let me know if they auction a blackside as I'd like to watch. Thanks. Marcia

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I actually misspoke...it was a crinkle not a blackside. There were two on. The first went for quite a bit over a thousand. I don't recall the amount. The second crinkle went for over two thousand. I haven't seen any blackside, crinkles or other significant machines on at this time. Marsha

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#8812 Jul 28, 2007

Ok, I've gotta ask. What is a crinkle and what is a

blackslide....I'm probably the only person in the world who is

clueless about this discussion but I haven't a clue



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#8817 Jul 28, 2007

You are not alone-I have no clue!!

Carole



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#8819 Jul 28, 2007

Hi: A few years ago, I didn't know either. A crinkle is a government issued Featherweight with a dull finish and three grooves in the sewing deck (its color is dark grey and not shiny) because it may have been used on the battlefield, to sew garments, flags, tarps, etc. A blackside was issued when there was a temporary shortage (because of the war) of the kind of metal previously used by Singer to make their Featherweights. Because they were made in limited quantities, they are more scarce and therefore, more valuable today. Marcia

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#8820 Jul 28, 2007

Thank you, Carole, I feel so much better.



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#8822 Jul 28, 2007

Many thanks, Rita appreciate thispost.

Regards Lorraine

Lorraine,

I just bought the seam guide at my dealer's the first of thismonth. It is sold in two parts: 1)the seam guide ($3.25) and 2)the seam guide attach screw ($5.50). I think your dealer could find itunder accessory items, not in the feet listing. Hope thishelps!

Rita



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#8840 Jul 28, 2007

Aaaah what a relief. You put me out of my misery I wanted to know

what there were too!!!!!!!

:) maureen

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#8856 Jul 28, 2007

Nope...I have been trying to puzzle those out also..g

>From: "sedwhandy" proper46@...>

>Reply-To: 430_440_630_640_730@yahoogroups.com

>To: 430_440_630_640_730@yahoogroups.com

>Subject: [430_440_630_640_730] Re: [430_440_630_640_730 ) Perfect 1/4 inch

>seam

>Date: Sat, 28 Jul 2007 01:14:06 -0000

>Ok, I've gotta ask. What is a crinkle and what is a

>blackslide....I'm probably the only person in the world who is

>clueless about this discussion but I haven't a clue.



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