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Thread: Walking foot?

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    Super Member franc36's Avatar
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    Dec 2010
    I bought my walking foot when I was having a difficult time trying to sew velvet. The walking foot made sewing velvet a breeze, I also use it when I am matching plaids and stripes. Now that I am quilting, I wouldn't want to be without it, I love it for stitching in the ditch and for sewing on binding. I have a Bernina and I thought the walking foot was very expensive; but now I think it was worth every cent.

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    Super Member Sierra's Avatar
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    Oct 2010
    northern California
    It's true that you don't free-motion quilt those little bumpy circles that are so popular right now with your walking foot, but you can (with my Janome, anyway) do a lot of outlining and even make patterns when quilting. I do a lot of corners and circles with my walking foot.

    An open faced "darning" foot is what you want for total small movement freedom. And, if you find that you are having a problem with the free motion quilting, put your feed dogs back UP. I saw this suggestion, probably here on QB some years back, and it works for me and my machine. Having them up gives me more control when free motion quilting with small foot.

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    I have a Viking D-1 and recently purchased a walking foot for it. It was pricy but there are 3 feet that attach to it. I have really had success with it. In fact I used it just last night to quilt a lap quilt.
    I do suggest finding a Viking dealer for the information.
    My other machine is a Pfaff that has a walking foot built in which is nice.

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    Senior Member cmrenno's Avatar
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    Jun 2011
    Upstate New York
    Quote Originally Posted by schoolteacher View Post
    My machine is a Viking 6030 (ancient like me) but sews like a dream. When I look for this model, I am unable to find the machine number--even on the Viking website. Suggestions would be most helpful.
    I found a walking foot for your 6030. http://www.mysewingmachineparts.com/...eatured&page=2
    I have a Viking also and I mistakenly tried a generic foot that was supposed to work. I had nothing but trouble with it. When I bought the Viking version I couldn't believe how much better it worked.
    Good Luck!

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    Member lgmdonna's Avatar
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    Oct 2011
    York, SC
    Wow! Thank you so much for ALL THAT GREAT INFO. I learned a lot and have a lot more to learn about my machine. Funny thing is, I've been sewing for 23 years and only ever changed the foot to a zipper foot. Just the other day I was looking at the various presser foots I have and wonder just what they were for. Thinking I needed to do a google search on each one. Now I feel so naive. My machine is a Brother XR-37. Its old maybe 15 -20 years old but works just fine. I would love to get a newer machine but cant find any reason to replace that which is not broken and serves its purpose just fine.
    Thank yall so much for your help! I'll be back for help soon.=)

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