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Thread: Info on walking foot

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    Quote Originally Posted by nor'easter
    I believe the stitch length can get messed up when using a walking foot if you don't allow the feed dogs (both the machine dogs and the foot dogs) to do all the work. In other words, if there is drag on the quilt sandwitch pulling it away from the needle or if you are pushing the sandwich into the needle, the stitches will become distorted.
    So...how do you fix the messed up walking foot? I probably did mess it up (wouldn't surprize me in the least), but have tried using it many times lately just on a sample sandwich...which I know for a fact is not pulling or dragging...still teeny tiny stitches.

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    when I had trouble with my walking foot, I went back to the place I bought it and ask for help. Yes, I didn't have that thing over the screw thing. I'm new at this stuff. Walking foot - feed dogs up free motion foot - feed dogs down and pull the bobbin thread up thru. Hope this helps.

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    Have you tried just two pieces of fabric no batting with the walkig foot? If it is still messing up it is the foot. I don't think you could break it just not have it on right. I haven't used a walking foot in so long, but I think we've covered all the possbilites. Also you want to guide the material through, kind of assist it, but the machine should also be pulling. A friend told me once to have the quilt sandwich resting on your chest as you feed it through.

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    The members of this board are all sooooooo GOOD! I love that everyone comes to the aid of a quilter experiencing problems. Sorry I can't help you with your problem, Ruth but I would suggest that YOU DO NOT get rid of your walking foot. Once you get the hang of it and it works for you you're going to LOVE< LOVE< LOVE it!

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    Sometimes, it can be as simple as the quilt not being supported enough. Occisionally, I have had to stop, lift the presser foot and sort of wiggle the quilt under it--needle down and then start agin. For whatever reason, this seems to help. No rhyme or reason to it, jsut a mond boggling mystery. :lol:

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    Just a thought - as it's happened to me while using the walking foot - have you made sure the pressure foot is down? On my machine, it's sometimes difficult to see whether it is or not.

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