Edge Joining Foot – Creating Perfectly Aligned Edges
The edge joining foot is a great tool for creating wide trims and laces by joining one or more trims or lace strips together. The key to using this foot is the guide that is at the center of the foot, which allows the trims and laces to be joined together and aligned perfectly. The guide does not get in the way of the stitching and is actually in front of the stitching area.
This foot can also be used to guide topstitching or stitching in the ditch as in attaching binding used in quilting, and is great for various types of appliqué sewing.
For some nice projects using the stitch in the ditch/edge-joining foot, click here on the link to sewingmachinesplus.com There are 18 great techniques and projects that actually show the versatility of this foot, including stitch-in-the-ditch, edge-binding, appliqué, edge stitching, heirloom sewing, hems, topstitching, and tucks.
This foot is viewed as a separate type of foot than the edge stitching foot; however, there is a fine line between the two, and the foot is often seen by some sewers as interchangeable or as the same foot, with a different name.
This is not a foot that we need as sewers; however, feet such as this can increase your creativity and decorating ability. Having the ability to create fancier laces and trims is great for creating children’s clothing.
Some excellent references about presser feet are:
• The Sewing Machine Attachment Handbook by Charlene Phillips
• Fancy Footworks – Book and/or DVD by Nancy Zieman
For information about other sewing machine presser feet, click on the links below.