How long does a walking foot last? Do you go through a lot of them? I have gone through a few. I admit I use the w/f a LOT. The latest one quit last night. The needle struck the bottom of the foot and broke; the bottom of the needle flew off somewhere....never did find it. I think the foot got stuck on a pin and dragged it out of line. It no longer works. The needle just hits the plate bottom instead of going through the hole.
I have been trying to finish some Christmas quilts and have been quilting a lot for the last week or two. Now I have to wait for a week to get a new one. I'm going to buy 2 this time. It is a downer when you're on a roll with something and then have to give up. If I start piecing another top, I may never get the quilting finished.
Enough whining. I'll just go fondle fabric.