Sunday Sewing – Do you chain piece?

Do you chain piece? I have been busy making a mystery quilt with our new Janome Canada Artisan, Melissa Marginet on her Facebook group. I think the mystery is pretty much solved at this point but I have very definitely been doing a whack load of chain piecing! It is incredibly time, labour and thread saving. Don’t think I would ever do this one 1/4 inch seam at a time.  I did a quick video during my chain piecing marathon where I point out how to set up the Janome machine, what foot to use, etc. Check it out on our new Janome Life You Tube channel. 

As as aside: in the video I was using the Janome 1/4 inch piecing foot O with guide. In the pic above I have the Janome HP2 foot attached to the Janome Continental M7 – this is a fabulous combo of the HP foot and Acufeed flex walking foot. Either foot works wonderfully. And there are other 1/4 inch piecing options which we have discussed many times on Janome Life. I think we have at least 6 different feet to use for 1/4 inch piecing.

What is your favourite Janome 1/4 inch piecing foot? 

About Liz Thompson

I am the National Education Manager for Janome & Elna Canada and I LOVE to sew! I have been employed full time in the sewing and quilting industry for over 30 years so I bring a wealth of sewing knowledge & expertise to this blog. I enjoy all forms of sewing from quilting to sewing garments to machine embroidery and software. Pretty much everything in my life is seen through the eyes of a passionate sewer! I am constantly on the look out for fun, innovative and inspiring ideas to share with you all on this blog. I also love to sew, read, knit , crochet, travel and spend time with my family and friends.
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10 Responses to Sunday Sewing – Do you chain piece?

  1. Wilma Osmond says:

    How many 1/4 inch feet is there from Janome I have the QC6260 what foot should I be using?

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    • lizafrica says:

      Hi Wilma,

      Good question. We have an accessory Guide on our website http://www.janome.ca where you can find out more information about the various feet we offer – including 1/4 inch feet. Look for any feet which show they are compatible with G models. Also click on Products tab >> Accessories on same website.
      Your 6260 is a 7mm wide model so you would be looking at 7mm feet (NOT 9mm feet) – top loading 7mm models. some the 1/4 inch feet we carry come for both 7mm and 9mm models. There is the O foot with guide as well as the Clearview foot and Guide set which has a guide for 1/4 inch as well as another for ditch quilting. You can also, of course, use a regualr A foot or walking foot and then just move your needle position over to the right to get the 1/4 inch seam you require. Test sew until you have the correct needle position.
      Your local Janome dealer can assist you with the correct feet for your machine.

      Liz
      JANOME CANADA

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  2. Linda Fielding says:

    I find with both of my Janome machines, the 12000 and the 4900, I have to move the needle position to the left 2 spaces to get a true 1/4 seam. This came up in discussion at my last quilt class and this seems to be quite common with most Janome machines. Hope this helps. Keep the distance.

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    • lizafrica says:

      Hi Linda,

      To the left? what foot are you using? Which needle plate and what stitch on the machine? All these factors play into where the needle position may be. But I am puzzled about you saying you move the needle to the left as that would widen the 1/4 inch seam, would it not? usually I have people tell me they want a scant 1/4 inch so they move the needle over a few notches to the RIGHT.

      Liz
      JANOME CANADA

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    • Linda Fielding says:

      Sorry to the RIGHT to make the seam smaller. I do this on my 4900 with the clear quarter inch foot and on my 12000 I use the 1/4” piecing stitch with the updated clear 1/4” foot. I remove the guide on both feet. Works like a charm.

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  3. Louis and June Perreault says:

    Hi

    I am enjoying your emails. I have not yet found a foot were I get a good ¼ inch foot, using the settings that Janome recommends. I use the dual feed a lot with a setting of 9 I wish the bar on the foot was not black.

    Happy Easter

    June

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