Any decent walkingfoot will do quilts. That's what they're designed to do. You may have just gotten a stinker. Is this the one you have? http://www.april1930s.com/html/walki...herweight.html
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Yes, that's the one. Only I got it from Sew-Classic. The link is on the first page towards the top.
Maybe you just got a lemon-foot! That's the one I have and I've used it on my 15-91, my 27 and my 66 with no problems. I think I'd ask for a replacement and give it a try.
I got the same WF from Sew-Classic and mine is fine too. I have been using to sew purses and it works fine on a layer of fusible fleece, interfacing, and 3 layers of fabric. I agree, you may have a lemon!
What about a FMQ foot? You can sew straight lines with them, in addition to free motion work. They hop up and down so the quilt sandwich isn't pushed around.
http://www.april1930s.com/html/slant...y___darni.html This is mine, though you don't need slant needle. April and Jenny both have low shank ones. I bet your local LQS carries one. Mine does, but I don't like it as well as this one.
I am sure this is the first thing you thought of, but is the foot fitted on to the sewing machine correctly with the black fork over the bit that holds the needle on?
I have an original black face Singer version of that. Never thought to try it. I'll add that to my list of things to try.
LOL, yep I made sure the arm was on the needle clamp. Funny you should mention that because some time back with another WF I forgot and the first time the needle bar came down it went KLUNK and jammed up the whole thing. The thread clamp had pinned the arm under itself.
Hi Joe. So smart of you to do a test sandwich. It's much easier to fix pesky problems with that than once you're working on the quilt. Ask me how I know!
Two thoughts: I recently got that same SS WF for my 201 and it made a world of difference, so yeah you may have a lemon. It's worth talking Jennie about it. In addition, sometimes machines don't like polyester batting. It's slipperier than cotton batting and may lead to uneven feed. You may want to try another sandwich with a cotton batting, just to see.
As for the FM foot, personally I wouldn't go that way simply because FMQ requires practice to look good. I can't imagine that doing SITD or any straight line quilting would be easy with a darning foot. But then again, you may be a much better quilter than I am!
Good luck and keep us posted on your progress!
Last edited by totosmom; 11-08-2012 at 03:24 AM.
Dorothy in PA
The only quilt I've made where I actually quilted it myself was the cover to my Singer 66 #2 treadle. We used the same batting, similar top material and fleece for the bottom.
I actually quilted that on the treadle using that ZZ WF I mentioned earlier. It worked pretty good.
All the other quilted covers I made used pre-quilted materials. I just sewed them together.
I did realize one thing I've done wrong with the test quilt sandwich. When I made it, I stitched it around the edge. That makes it wad up on the edges even with the better of the WFs.
Last edited by J Miller; 11-08-2012 at 04:02 AM.
I do all my quilting on my vintage machines, mostly on a Featherweight. I have plenty of working walking feet, but I prefer to not use them; I get great results with 'regular' feet.
Since you are wanting to do SID, why not use a SID foot? That's what they are for. Also called an edge-joining foot.
Stephanie in Mena