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Thread: Walking foot

  1. #211

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    I went on line after all you quilters said to get the one that goes with your machine. i ordered a walking foot for my Viking 6000 series (old metal) for $39.95, plus a needle clamp attachment screw, from Discount Sewing Machine in Lakeway, Texas. They only do PayPal or check so did check and can not wait.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mkotch
    I find my walking foot is essential. Keep it handy along with the screwdriver that came with my machine. I guess your success depends on the brand of sewing machine? I have two Vikings, one old (metal parts) and the other medium-aged. Both work well with the WF.
    I have a Viking 630, supposedly all metal parts. What model do you have? What a timely topic. My Viking is at the repair shop, getting cleaned, and on my list of things to buy that I gave the guy, was a walking foot. He made sure I was aware that it wouyld be a little over $100

    The poor thing's been gone since Friday :(
    I didn't think they were that expensive

  2. #212
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    I can't imagine life without a walking foot - no pleats, no puckers, just smooth stitching and fabric! For those of you who have had a bad experience, I would suggest it's worth trying again but, as has already been said, don't go for a cheap option.

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    Question...what to look for to decide which types/brands are of good quality and those of lesser quality, other than price comparing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by libber
    Question...what to look for to decide which types/brands are of good quality and those of lesser quality, other than price comparing?
    All metal vs. plastic when possible.

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    Definitely worth buying!

  6. #216
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    Thank you. So what brand of walking foot do you recommend from your experience?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jo Mama
    Quote Originally Posted by MemoryKeeper
    Frustrating just barely describes my experiences with my Brother and a walking foot!!!! I'm glad you've had good luck with your Brother and the W. foot. I think I'll throw my machine in the truck and head for the nearest machine sales/repair shop
    S'm sorry you aren't getting along with your Brother. I love mine, and both my daughters have them. I do notice a difference in the quality between the three machines--the lighter ones get testy. I use the walking foot which came with the machine, and it has worked really well. I don't like not being able to back tack to tie off the last stitch, but that's the only problem.

    I still believe in the Pfaff built in even feed walking foot which comes in the higher priced Pfaffs and Janomes HOWEVER, check e-bay and craig's list for the Pfaff 7550 or 7570 which were still made in Germany and can be purchased for a fraction of the cost of the new ones made in China. They are wonderful.

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    They are an absolute necessity!!

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    Super Member karenpatrick's Avatar
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    I have 3 machines (2 Brothers and aa White) and I use them all. They all came with walking feet. They all are good quality and I have no problems with them and I can back stitch with all of them.

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