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1/4" Walking foot????

Old 11-15-2008, 01:14 PM
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They have 1/4 inch feet for almost all brands this is nothing new.
I have one for my Viking and even one for my Featherweight.
Just ask at your sewing center
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Old 11-15-2008, 02:03 PM
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Originally Posted by 3incollege
They have 1/4 inch feet for almost all brands this is nothing new.
I have one for my Viking and even one for my Featherweight.
Just ask at your sewing center
Are you saying there is a 1/4" walking foot available for almost all brands...where can I buy one for a Kenmore?
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Old 11-15-2008, 02:14 PM
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Originally Posted by bearisgray
Are there lines on your sewing machine- to the right of the feed dogs?

I've been sewing for years and only recently realized that they are guides for seam allowances. On the old Singers I have, they are in 1/8 inch increments, I'm not sure what they are on my 1980's Pfaff.

Yes there are guide lines on my machine....it's just that I can sew a seam much faster with a 1/4" foot and it would be nice to use the walking foot so the fabric feeds at the same rate instead of getting to the end of a seam and finding that the top fabric piece stretched.
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Old 11-15-2008, 02:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Abigail
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PS: I see you're looking for a 1/4" Walking Foot. I guess you could use the masking tape or measure the Walking Foot, there may be a mark on it you could use. I seems I've done that before.
Masking tape works but leaves a sticky residue on the throat plate that causes the fabric to stick to it....beside I have to remove the tape everytime I change or check the bobbin. It's just too much hassle.
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Old 11-15-2008, 04:33 PM
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I got this foot for my Brothers machine. It helps sooooo much with 1/4" seams.
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Old 11-15-2008, 07:56 PM
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i don't know about any other machine than my janome 6600 but here is pic of 1/4 inch walking or acufeed foot also , with stitch in the ditch walking foot

1/4" walking foot & stitch in the ditch walking foot.
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Old 11-15-2008, 08:05 PM
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I got a stitch in the ditch walking foot for my Brother as well. It makes it so that I can actually do a neat stitch in the ditch for the first time in my life!! :D :D
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Old 11-15-2008, 08:05 PM
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One more thought - can you move your needle position? I have a Janome 6500 and almost always leave my walking foot on. I use the edge of the foot as my guide and move the needle over so that I am sewing a scant 1/4" seam. Works great for piecing and the machine is already set up with the walking foot for machine quilting. Hope this helps.
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Old 11-15-2008, 09:24 PM
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I have the same feet as dojo36 for my Janome and use them ALL the time. You can also buy a magnetic fence that will stick to your throat plate. You set it up at 1/4" and guide your fabric along the edge of the guide. This might work for you because it makes a pretty big fence!
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Old 11-16-2008, 06:16 AM
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Ladies, all of the photos posted, and many of the descriptions given, are of regular feet, not WALKING feet. A walking foot has built-in feed dogs that advance the fabric from the top in conjunction with the machine feed dogs advancing the fabric from the bottom. It keeps the layers of the quilt sandwich moving under the needle together. It prevents puckers and pulling and is well worth the $70 or so that it costs. It is also called an even feed foot and looks like the one below.

They all have very wide feet and that can be really annoying. You cannot use throatplate guides when the throatplate is covered with quilt and tiny marks, if any, somewhere on the foot are much harder to see than the edge of a foot would be. Thus the desire for a quarter inch walking foot. :?



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