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    Senior Member ragqueen03's Avatar
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    gotta question about using a walking foot on my machine. should i have the feed dogs down when using it? i know to take it nice and slow but not sure about the feed dogs

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    Feed dogs up when using walking foot.

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    Feed dogs up as in normal sewing!! Feed dogs only go down whilst free motion quilting!

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    Senior Member ragqueen03's Avatar
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    thanks - i volunteered to make four sets of pot holders for our guild and i want to make sure they look nice! now i think i am going to go try it again!

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    No, your feed dogs are up when using a walking foot.

    The walking foot will move the top layer of fabric, while the feed dogs move the bottom layer of fabric. This keeps both layers moving at the same rate, so there is no shifting.

    A walking foot is essential when sewing long seams, or a quilt sandwich...to keep all layers evenly together.

    If you have ever done garment sewing, when you sew a long side seam, one layer ends up being longer. This is because a walking foot wasn't used and the bottom layer of fabric moved faster than the top layer.

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