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Thread: Walking Foot Headache

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    I can move my needle but it won't move far enough to line up with the slot on my walking foot. I will definitly check my settings and look for my Sharpie. Thanks very much for your ideas and suggestions. I have been very afraid to do any machine quilting at all.

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    I was play machine quilting with the walking foot and with the magnifier I discovered I could sew over the stitches exactly on top of the existing stitches and it be perfectly straight. The magnifier shows each stitch looking as big as a log, can't fall off. LOL I sewed over them three times and loved the look. Now I can use up my less expensive thinner thread to get the more expensive 30wt effect.

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    I always move my needle position, works good for me. You could use painters tape.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo
    I bought this and it's been great for machine quilting with the walking foot. I paid $20 for it at Walmart thinking I'd be returning it but and it's been worth it just to get splinters out of DGD's finger and feet. It has two bright lights too. LOL

    http://www.simplicity.com/p-5219-cc-...magnifier.aspx
    Oh man I need that. My eyes are terrible anymore! I think I saw those at Joanns so I'll be sure to get one with a coupon.

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    My needle doesn't go in the middle either. Makes me wonder who designed it !!! I have to use a marker as well.

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    If you mess up with the marker you can take it off with a wet tissue before it ages. After it is really dry alcohol should remove it. I like the magnifier. Thank you for the idea.

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    mine is just off also!!! gives me a headache!

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    Looks like a good magnifier and easy to use!! I've been using my standing Ott lite that has a magnifier attached on a coil hose (can adjust it to just the right position) but it is sometimes in the way and awkward. This might be a good replacement! Thanks!

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    I got that magnifier and it won't fit right on my machine. :( I can get it on there, but the magnifier thing isn't anywhere near where I need it to be.

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