Brother SA185 1/4" Foot with Guide
- Usually leaves our warehouse on the same business day.
- 0.50 LBS
The SA185 1/4" Piecing Foot with Guide creates perfect quilt and patchwork piecing with 1/4 inch seam allowance. Accomplishes beautiful long strip piecing.
I decided to purchase this foot after trying to maintain 1/4 inch seams by marking the distance using a marker and then masking tape. I was new to quilting and was not having much luck maintaining the seam allowance. This foot has made it so much easier to maintain the seam allowance. There is a little "wall" on the right hand side that the fabric butts up against, making it very easy to sew a 1/4 inch seam. What a time and head-ache saver. I love it! I use it on my Singer Model 2662. Great fit.
This works wonderfully with my CS6000i machine. Although the machine includes a piecing setting it is much easier to keep a handle on making sure the 1/4" seam is even for quilting. I starting using this foot in the middle of a project and it made a big difference.
It really is the brother brand. It works great, and It keeps your fabric from moving beyond the quarter inch mark. Obviously you still have to pay attention to guide your fabric when sewing, but it's helpful nonetheless. Most people like to use these for quilting, and I find that they are extremely helpful for garment construction as well. This was a great price for this foot. I have purchased no name brand quarter-inch foot attachments before that were 15-30 dollars, so I was very happy to see this one.
I popped this on my machine right after I got it, and immediately noticed my seams were not 1/4". Thinking it was because the foot was cheap, I tossed it in my presser foot bag and forgot about it. A couple of days later I was testing a couple other specialty feet when it hit me that all I needed to do was adjust my needle position. After a small adjustment to my needle position I am able to quickly sew very accurate scant 1/4" seams.
I am really excited about this and would certainly recommend this foot to anyone. Just be sure to make adjustments carefully and use the handwheel to lower the sewing needle when doing this because my needle in the farthest position would have come down on the foot rather than in the opening.
This foot makes piecing so much easier!! Love it!! It fits my Brother CS-6000i perfectly even though my machine wasn't listed on the product compatability list. As one reviewer mentioned before for all of you with a 6000i, you MUST set the needle position to the center or '01' setting before you let the needle down. The needle on this machine automatically starts off in the left side position and will ram into the side of the foot if you don't switch it. Happy sewing!