Walking Foot Quandry Genuine or....
I know there are previous threads about generic walking feet but generally people have posted with mixed results....most the of replies did not mention which machine they were referring to.
I purchased my machine 18 years ago, she's a beauty....Husqvarna Viking 1+, top of the line computerized machine for that time. At that time I purchased the Viking walking foot and it works as it is supposed to. 18 years ago the walking foot did not have the guide bars nor the holes for the guide bars. Now I want a the foot to have guide bars. The new Viking interchangeable foot does not work on the 1+.
My local dealer says the one to fit my machine, a genuine Husqvarna foot... the guide bars do not stay in place. Of course they want to up sell me to a new machine that lo and behold does not even need a walking foot it is so grand..... and dump this perfectly fine machine or use it as a back-up. I'm emotionally~financially attached to my 1+.
My main purpose for wanting guide bars is for cross hatch stitching.
So my number one question is has anyone ever used a generic walking foot on your Husqvarna Viking machine and how did it work for you?
How do you cross hatch stitch successfully without guide bars? I'm not talking bed sized quilts just wall hangings and lap sized.