Outing myself as a complete noob. :)
I have only made crib sized quilts. I'm now making a very large rag quilt for my mom. (It will be 80" by 80" finished.) I have been reading about large quilts and everything I've read says that I need a walking foot.
What exactly is a walking foot, and what does it do? Is it an absolute neccessity?
Also, my machine has the capability of dropping the feed dogs. The manual says that's for quilting, but I don't understand the purpose.
Thanks so much in advance!