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Thread: Question on Walking Foot

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    Does anyone know if you can do decorative stitches using a walking foot. I need to sew the binding on a quilt for my DD and want to use a decorative stitch. There aren't any instructions in my manual about how to use it. Thanks for your help and Happy Thanksgiving to all.

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    YES YOU SURE CAN

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    I just did a vine/leaves stitch with mine, but I found I had to help it do the backwards stitching to do the leaves. I didn't have to do much, just kind of guide it back gently. You could probably do a little practice on a layered square of fabric and try it out. That's what I did first to see if mine would do it at all.

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    I have, but the stitches weren't even. Apparently, you aren't supposed to go backward with a walking foot. I think Viking's new one is supposed to work, but I haven't tried it myself (too pricey). It does work well on some of the stitches though. I love the serpentine stitch and use that often.

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    I think it depends on the walking foot and the machine. I have a Pfaff with the built in walking foot (enough said because I'm spoiled). If the needle clears the foot I don't see why not. I would think playing around on a practice sandwich would be in order. Things that will work just fine in some areas of your quilt might not work on bindings, etc due to thicknesses.

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    I did it and loved the way it looked.

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    Thanks. I'm going to try it and see IF I can figure out how it works.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kathy
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    as long as the pattern does not have any backward motion. Them feet don't like to go backwards.

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    Just make sure the hole in the WF is big enough

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadQuilter
    Quote Originally Posted by kathy
    YES YOU SURE CAN
    as long as the pattern does not have any backward motion. Them feet don't like to go backwards.
    I have a Huskvarna machine, and the walking foot DOES go backwards! (one of it's special features)

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