I bought the one from sew-classic for my 401A and it will fit my 301.
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I have the Big Foot & rally like it.
My initials are BB, so dublb is double B.
I haven't done that much FMQ, so I am very glad to get this info as I begin to do more of it. So nice to have the sharing of info that this board has.
To make lots of quilts, is to have lots of scraps, and I do, and I do.
you only want the 'slant shank' foot if your machine is a slant shank machine- otherwise it will not work- just like long & short shank feet- they are dependant on the correct machine-
it is always best to get the feet made for your machine- when you use 'knock off's ' you take a chance of damaging your machine.
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I'm quite happy with the one from Sew-Classic. It's the same as the one from Aprils 1930's. I like a metal foot myself....Either one of these online vendors are first-rate to purchase from and I've done very well with both of them over the past couple of years. I have no experience with the Big Foot, but have heard it mentioned a lot with good comments. Good luck with your purchase.
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There isn't a great walking foot available for the 301. The width of the available feed dogs are ALL too large. So, none will work as walking feet should with matching upper feed dogs to the lower...you can find walking feet that will fit. They need to say they've been dremmeled out and tested. Sew Classics sells them and she tests them for fit. HOWEVER, know that even though they "fit" they don't work as walking feet are designed too...there are simply no walking feet on the market with narrow feed dogs. I wish someone would wise up and back engineer a correct walking foot for the 301.
Did a search and this came up. I have a new to me 301 that has a nice stitch until I put the big purple foot on it and then it won't sew! Any suggestions? New needle, threaded correctly, I think the foot is on correctly (the only way it will fit on) and like I said, on a straight stitch it is fine.