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Thread: Darning/quilting foot plastic vs metal

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    I have a Brother 3000I. My darning/quilting foot is plastic and does not work well when I stipple. My friend put a metal quilting foot from her FW Singer on her Brother sewing machine and she said it worked so much better. I didn't know these feet were interchangable. Where do I go to purchase a quilting foot that I know will fit my machine? Do you have any suggestions?

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    Have you tried the shop where you purchased your machine? Or another one that stocks parts and accessories for Brothers? Try Googling for Brother sewing machine feet, too.

    For stippling on my Brother QC1000 I generally use the C foot which has a small doughnut shape toe. I also have an O foot which is an open-toe C shape. Both are metal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KR
    Have you tried the shop where you purchased your machine? Or another one that stocks parts and accessories for Brothers? Try Googling for Brother sewing machine feet, too.

    For stippling on my Brother QC1000 I generally use the C foot which has a small doughnut shape toe. I also have an O foot which is an open-toe C shape. Both are metal.
    I bought my machine at Walmart and the foot it came with is a plastic doughnut shape toe. Maybe they make a metal one. Thanks.

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    If your machine has a low shank, it should take all standard low shank attachments.

    I have at least 10 different darning feet in the house, including some rather expensive modern plastic ones, some very expensive original vintage metal ones and others of various materials and prices. I wish I had a picture, here. :)

    My very favorite foot for low shank machines costs all of $3 - it's plastic and metal and honestly, it looked so flimsy when I first got it, I thought I was going to have to buy a new one for each quilt.

    I loved using it so much that I bought some more of them to have as backups and to keep one with each machine. I haven't ever broken even one of them. :)

    This foot has great visibility - after you've been quilting for a little while, it seems to almost disappear while you're working. And it's a lot sturdier than it looks. :)

    http://shop.sew-classic.com/Low-Shan...t-SCF55417.htm

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    most low shank feet fit most low shank machines

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    http://sewingmachine221sale.bizland....re/page49.html

    This is the one I have for my low shank machine, works better than the plastic one

    Sewing Machine Presser Foot
    Open Toe Low Vertical Free Motion/Darning Foot (bin B-14)
    $19.95
    (P60432)(654805008)

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    There is a metal one, go to www.brothermall.com
    once you know what you are looking for, I purchased my last one on ebay.....

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