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Thread: Does anybody use an 'open toe' satin stitch foot for quilting?????

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    Hi everyone, I am getting on fine with the quilting of my first quilt, and have discovered by trial and error that it is soooo much easier to 'in the ditch' and echo quilt with this open toe foot, feed dogs up and foot pressure on 1. I haven't had any trouble with shifting, shearing or puckering (well not much - more down to my inexperience, as I am improving the more I do lol!!)and I make sure that I hold the fabric with an even tension etc., and it seems to work better for me, as I can see clearly where I am going. While the walking foot is great for straight lines, I was having difficulty 'seeing' where I was going, and couldn't seem to guage if I was 'in the ditch' especially on the applique blocks in which some were very fiddly. Anyway, just thought I would share this with you, I have posted some closeup pictures for you to see for yourselves.
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    Oh yeah that looks good!

    I'm with you... if I cna't see where I am stitching ( walking foot) I can't quilt at all.

    Thanks for the tip!

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    i often quilt with the open toe foot, too. it works best for me if my batting is cotton. i tried it on polyester batting the other day. dizzzzzzzzzzaster. even though i had basted the heck out of it ... every inch and a half! :shock:

    yes. i'm blaming the foot. that's my story and i'm stickin' to it. :lol:

    those are some pretty impressive points, by the way. :wink:

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    I bought the quilting set of feet and the one your using was also in it.....I haven't tried that one yet. I have a real funny looking thing they call a ditch foot........I really like your quilt :D

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    Beautiful quilting, looks professional to me :D I agree with Patrice, good job on the points :D

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    I don't really do the quilting myself. The most I'll do is in the ditch.

    I get frustrated with quilting. I'm resigned to leaving that to the pros.

    I have a lady that quilted three quilts for me and she is worth every penny. I give her mediocre things and she transforms them into unbelievable quilts.


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    I do that with an open toe also. I hate..hate...hate my walking foot :cry:

    Looks like whatever you are doing...its working!!! Great job!

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    I use the open-toe foot for piecing, because you really can see what you're doing. I use an edge-stitching foot for stitch-in-the-ditch. Pfaff machines don't need a 'walking' foot - the even-feed is built in. That's why I bought my first Pfaff. It works with almost every foot, and you can do fancy stitches as wide as your machine stitches, which a walking foot doesn't do. When I had a different sewing machine that required a walking foot, I hated the walking foot, too!

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    Thank God I am not alone, thought twice about posting this thread, as I thought the 'quilt police' would be after me tee hee!!, Thanks everyone for putting my mind at rest. I have done all the curves and chains on my sashings with it too, as there is enough movement for you to swing your quilt around alittle at a time. I also use this foot for applique and do you know....after speaking to you gals, I wonder if you can use it to free motion......watch this space, I will post piccies of the results - good or bad!!!!!! lol!!

    Thanks again for all your positive comments :) :) :) :) :)


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    Ruth, thanks for your compliments, there is another thread in which there is a whole lot of pictures and stuff about my first quilt, called something like, Do you want to see some progress, in the pictures sections, if you would like to see more of it. :) :)

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