I mentioned that I picked up Sophia from the fix-it man yesterday ---and I waited until I had time to sew today to unpack her ---which meant putting Joe Cool back on the shelf for a while. I hope he doesn’t feel jilted!
No offense, Joe! You are a handsome devil, but I needed to see if the high shank adapter foot I ordered off of Ebay and the 1/4” snap-on patchwork foot would do the job that I hoped for Sophia!
It’s amazing what you can find on Ebay ---THIS is the adapter “ankle” I purchased. I held my breath that it would work. I was in Illinois/Ohio when it arrived, so it was waiting for me when I got home -- -but alas! No Sophia! She was still in the shop.
I also have a walking foot on order for her ---None of the walking feet I had are long shank ones.
I had bought THIS 1/4” foot at MQX in Providence, Rhode Island:
Yes, I do my shopping all over! I had hoped this foot would work better on my Janome ---but hadn’t tried it yet. NOW --- the Janome is at the fix-it shop as well! May as well try it on Sophia!
The ankle fits perfectly, and the foot snaps on! All seems good so far ----only one more thing to test. The 1/4” is measured supposedly along the NARROW right side of the foot. But I’ve come across many a foot that are NOT 1/4” even though they say they are. Will it pass the benchmark test?
YES! I put my seam guide right under the needle, and with the presser foot down, the edge of the narrower part of the foot is right at the edge of my guide! Only thing to do now is a test run!
I stuck down the Scotch mounting strip right next to the guide before removing it..and ran a test seam – I’m happy to say that this foot IS worth the $19.00 I paid for it, and if it works this great on Sophia, I’ll be picking up another for the Janome 6500 --- I really LIKE having my needle center at all times and don’t like to have my needle over to the right to get a 1/4” seam which is what I was having to do with the foot that came with the Janome.
Don’t even start asking me about those feet with the black 1/4” guide..hate them! They don’t extend far front enough of the foot to really give you a good guide, you can't see the edge of your fabric and I don’t find them all that accurate --- But this --- I can do!
I’m loving sewing, cutting out and kitting up – and getting things ready for traveling to Ohio on the 10th. Everything will be cut and ready and in ziplock baggies --- for sewing on the go!