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Thread: Machine with Walking Foot- Is it worth it?

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    Super Member Candace's Avatar
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    You don't need a walking foot for ordinary piecing. Just for quilting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sueisallaboutquilts
    If she isn't going to do machine quilting I wouldn't think she'd need one. A regular foot is fine for piecing blocks.
    Hope this helps! :)
    I agree :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by lovingmama
    I have a Janome for around the same price, bought it over ten years ago, wonderful machine.

    I do use a walking foot on it and very happy to use it. You don't have to buy special Janome walking foot.

    Go to any sears store and look for Kenmore Sewing machine attachments. There is a little box with a walking foot and a few other feet in it.

    For only around $ 19.95. Kenmore is related to Janome, it will fit. I use the walking foot on my Janome and on my daughters Kenmore.

    I use the foot when quilting on putting binding on.

    Hope this will help, it's also not a biggie to attach the foot.
    Thanks, lovingmama, I did not know that- I will tell her...

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    love my pfaff +inbuilt walking foot------i have tried peicing with and without --big difference

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    I don't use a walking foot for piecing. If I had a Pfaff, I would use the built-in walking foot; however, for other machines it's too bulky. I just use a regular foot for piecing. A walking foot can be nice for quilting, though.

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    I have three Pfaff's, two with the built-in IDT (walking foot.) Guess which one doesn't get used? I would NEVER buy a machine without one whether you are sewing clothes, making quilts or anything else you might do on a sewing machine that uses more than one layer of fabric!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jemma
    love my pfaff +inbuilt walking foot------i have tried peicing with and without --big difference
    I have to agree. Much as I love my Vikings and Berninas, I would never, ever give up my Pfaff IDT machines. They make a huge difference to my piecing.

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    I don't know about other machines w/ built in walking feet. But my Janome 6600P has one and it's not any easier to put the special feet on than it is a regular walking foot. You still have to switch them out if you use a regular foot (which I do for piecing).

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    A walking foot helps if you are sewing together stretchy fabrics or when your pieces are a little "baggy". It can help ease the fabrics together and not have a pucker. I personally never take mine off unless I'm doing free motion or need zipper foot.

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    I have two Pfaffs just for their IDT feet (the Pfaff built in walking foot). I use it to do all my piecing. It makes piecing a dream. She would not be wasting her money in buying a walking foot.

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