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.