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Thread: I Have a Walking Foot

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    Super Member Boston1954's Avatar
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    I Have a Walking Foot

    Actually I have two. (rim shot) But seriously....

    I have heard others speaking of needing a walking foot for this or that, and I just looked in my owner's manual for my Brother SQ9000 and it is listed and I have it. That thing looks more complicated than the rest of the machine. (smile). I will have to play with that and see if it will make a difference when I want to do a project in the quilt-as-you-go method.

    There are other things listed as well. I've got feet for everything. I must move out of my comfort zone and practice with some of these.
    Anne L. Fulton

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    I made baby quilts and lap quilts for years and ended up tying them because the back would pucker when trying to stitch in the ditch without a walking foot. Once I invested in one, I couldn't believe the difference! It's worth every penny!

    Practice a little and you will likely be very pleased too!

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    I only started using a walking foot recently. I like the way that it moves the sandwiched quilt more freely. I use it all the time for binding.

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    love it, great for thick seams as well.
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    I think you will find the walking foot helpful.

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    I think you will like your walking foot - I sure like mine. The quilt sandwich doesn't shift when you are stitching so it makes things look a lot better. It is a little more complicated to put on - be sure the forked section goes over the screw so the foot lifts as you sew.

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    Super Member sewingsuz's Avatar
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    I love the walking foot and could not get along without it. It really makes a difference.
    Suzanne
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    I made my first two quilts without a walking foot. It sure made a difference when I got one!! I also like my SID foot. Lots of good feet out there.

    Dina

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    It takes longer to fit on the machine than learn to use. Once it starts going whoooo.oh look at the hole where the needle goes down, if it is a single hole hard luck, if it is a large slit well done you can do all those fance stitches on the machine using a walking foot..
    Finished is better than a UFO

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    The walking foot is great for binding also,no shifting of layers.
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