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Thread: Open Toe foot on Long Arm?

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    Super Member PaperPrincess's Avatar
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    I did a search and didn't find anything on this topic. I just got my long arm, which came with a closed toe foot. I'm used to FMQing with an open toe and I'm having a very hard time seeing where the needle is. There is an open toe foot available for my model Viking 18-8 (Tin Lizzie). Should I just keep trying and keep what I've got or break down and get the open toe? Any disadvantages?

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    I have an open toe on my LA. It came with both open and closed toe. I only use the closed toe when using templates and so far I have only used a template when I had my first practice sandwich on. Once I switched out to the open toe I have not put the closed toe back on. I would spring for the open toe if I were you, or ask your dealer to throw one in, you just spent a butt load of money, it is the least they can do!

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    I have a Fusion and as soon as I have enough money for an open toe, I will definitely be getting one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaperPrincess
    I did a search and didn't find anything on this topic. I just got my long arm, which came with a closed toe foot. I'm used to FMQing with an open toe and I'm having a very hard time seeing where the needle is. There is an open toe foot available for my model Viking 18-8 (Tin Lizzie). Should I just keep trying and keep what I've got or break down and get the open toe? Any disadvantages?
    Paper, I know this isn't a LA, but if your foot can be modified you may save yourself some money. This gal has 365 days of FMQ on going on her blog. I'm sure that us LA'ers can adapt her FMQ to our machines if we want. I have a foot that I was going to do then I found a ruler foot. If the ruler foot doesn't work out for me the way I want it to this will be what I do next. Good luck and let us know how it works if you 'break your foot'.
    edited because I forgot the link :oops:
    http://freemotionquilting.blogspot.c...your-foot.html

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    I have one for my Gammill, I no longer use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by suezquilts
    I have one for my Gammill, I no longer use.
    Are you interested in selling it, I have a gammill too.

    Thanks,
    Sherryl
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    Thanks everyone! I'm going to break down and get one. I have read where you can 'adjust' a closed foot with a hack saw, but I think I'll get the real deal.

    This is the best price I've seen.
    http://www.allbrands.com/products/abp21877.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaperPrincess
    Thanks everyone! I'm going to break down and get one. I have read where you can 'adjust' a closed foot with a hack saw, but I think I'll get the real deal.

    This is the best price I've seen.
    http://www.allbrands.com/products/abp21877.html
    I was going to adjust mine and found out that it would invalidate the warranty, so I am waiting until I can purchase one.

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