How to Get an Accurate 1/4" Seam Allowance on the Janome 9400

What do quilters strive to achieve in their quilting? Besides perfection, of course! An accurate 1/4" seam allowance. I've heard so many quilters say that they struggle to get that perfect 1/4" seam allowance that makes all the difference in their quilts.

 
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My Janome Horizon Memory Craft 9400 QCP (Janome 9400) includes a new needle plate and foot that makes getting an accurate 1/4" seam allowance a piece of cake! 

 
 HP Needle Plate that comes with the Janome 9400

HP Needle Plate that comes with the Janome 9400

 

The HP needle plate and foot work together to stitch a perfect 1/4" seam. These two can only be used when straight stitching and once you pop in the HP needle plate, the Janome 9400 automatically recognizes the stitch choices that can be used with this needle plate.

 
 HP foot on the Janome Horizon Memory Craft 9400 QCP

HP foot on the Janome Horizon Memory Craft 9400 QCP

 

I so appreciate this feature of the machine as it prevents me from using a stitch that would cause the needle to strike the needle plate and break and perhaps damage my sewing machine.

 
 Janome 1/4 inch seam foot O

Janome 1/4 inch seam foot O

 

The Janome 9400 still comes with the 1/4 inch seam foot O too: this is the one that has the fabric guide along the side, if you prefer to use it, but I must say, that my go to combination when piecing is now the HP needle plate and foot.

Watch the video below or on my YouTube channel to see the options available when you want to stitch a 1/4" seam.

If you would like more information on the Janome Horizon Memory Craft 9400 QCP, you can find videos on it in this playlist.

Does your sewing machine have a 1/4" foot that allows you to stitch a perfect 1/4" seam? Leave me a Comment below to tell me how you achieve an accurate 1/4" seam when you are piecing.

Creatively,

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