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Thread: do you sid with walking foot or fmq sid?

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    If I want to do a staight stitch for quilting, I sew about a 1/4" from the ditch. I usually do a large stipple with FMQ foot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DogHouseMom View Post
    ..... I have an integrated walking foot on my machine, and one of the feet that came with it is like a foot with a 1/4" guide - but the guide is in the center ... PERFECT for putting it in the ditch and just stitching along!! .........
    What you have described is the SITD foot! Silly PuppyMommy!!

    Me too, use the AccuFeed with the SITD foot! .... and before I had that, walking foot. There is a SITD regular foot you can get, but if you are doing anything of any size, you definitely want your walking foot (or accufeed) on.


    CoffeeBreak ... your problem re being "in" the ditch ... move your needle til you get it riding right where you want it to be. Before I start SITD, I spend quite a bit of time with samples to get it set to exactly where I want it to ride and that little plough, steers me right along!



    It's not that you can't do SITD via FMQ ... after all, that's the way our LA'ers do it on their machines.
    Just like regular FMQ ... to FMQ SITD .... practice practice practice!
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE View Post
    What you have described is the SITD foot! Silly PuppyMommy!!
    I know I know (now) ... but consider that I had never heard of a "walking foot" 6 years ago let alone one that would let me talk a walk in the ditch without stumbling.
    May your stitches always be straight, your seams always lie flat, and your grain never be biased against you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DogHouseMom View Post
    I know I know (now) ... but consider that I had never heard of a "walking foot" 6 years ago let alone one that would let me talk a walk in the ditch without stumbling.
    I've been sewing for years and years and years, but just learned about this SITD foot a couple months ago. So don't feel silly--you're not alone, "dog house mom".

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    I much prefer doing SID with a walking foot; but sometimes there are places where FMQ works better, so that's what I use for that section of the quilt. I really enjoy doing SID regardless of which method I use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DogHouseMom View Post
    I know I know (now) ... but consider that I had never heard of a "walking foot" 6 years ago let alone one that would let me talk a walk in the ditch without stumbling.
    I know I know ... I thought it was a wonderful little invention when I found it with it's plough! I had got it with my old machine and didnt waste any time stating it had to be part of my deal when I got my 6600! Anything to make quilting-life so easy, right?
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    I guess I'm the only one who uses my zipper foot for SITD. I can run it along the seam, and bump the needle over whereever I need it!
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    I only SID with the walking foot. The key for me is to go relatively slow with the needle in the low part of the seam. I gently pull the seam apart while sewing and when I come to a part where the seam switches sides, I gently guide the needle to the other side.
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    I use my SITD walking foot. I'm just not good enough at FMQ to make consistent straight lines.

    Off topic-- I have a hunter's star to auilt and I wonder if you would share your quilting plan?

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    Quote Originally Posted by romanojg View Post
    I've only used either my reqular foot or the walking foot; never the FMQ foot. With the walking foot you leave the feed dogs as they are. You should be sewing on the lower side of the ditch to keep it going right. I'm waiting for Vikings new SITD foot to come in; it is interchangeable so it fits on my walking foot but the center hole is wider allowing you to use double needles to stitch both sides of the ditch at the same time. It'll make a nice look to the quilt.
    Same for me. Oh, I'm excited to hear that Viking is coming out with a new foot for double SID...wow! Will be nice to have another SID option.
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