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Thread: Walking foot ?

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    Hey everyone, how important is it to have a walking foot? I will need to order one for my machine. Will I also want a 1/4 inch seam foot? I would rather pay postage only once.

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    If you plan on doing any of your own quilting you really should have a walking foot. I use mine anytime I quilt, other than fmq.

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    yes -- to both! I use both of those feet alot!

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    I would say the walking foot is essential. It makes putting on binding easier and if you want to match stripes. I like mine for straight line quilting.

    I suppose you could get along without the 1/4 inch foot but then you'll have to be very careful about your piecing. I would get both if you can. I think you would find that it is just easier with the 1/4 foot.

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    I would say get both. I use them both and love my 1/4" foot. I can't sew a very good 1/4" seam without it.

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    If you can afford both - get them both. I use my 1/4 foot for piecing (you should search on here about scant 1/4 inch seams - I changed my stitching to what I learned and WOW what a difference). Anyway - the walking foot is a great item too. I use it for other things, like seaming denim etc.

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    I use a 1/4" foot all of the time, but I don't use a walking foot.

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    I love my 1/4" foot! I wasn't sure I'd use it but I do all the time.

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    I use my 1/4" foot all the time. If you are going to do quilting you will need the walking foot. I agree with those that have said if you can afford both, get both.

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    I use both of them all the time. Essential tools in my opinion.

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