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Thread: Different foot for free motion quilting

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    Different foot for free motion quilting

    Somewhere I saw a tutorial on free motion quilting. She said she uses a regular foot "#?" that normally comes with the machine, but it doesn't do the hopping. You can easily move the fabric around with feed dogs down. It was Not the darning/quilting/hopping foot. Do any of you know what I am talking about?
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    Not sure about one that comes with the machine, but I use a floating foot like this one.

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    https://www.janome.com/en/accessorie...tion-quilting/

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    I used it on my huskvarna Viking, and it was the R foot - or the one they used for embroidery

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    Often a darning foot does come with the machine. It doesn't hop as it's not spring loaded.
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    I have one machine that I leave the regular sewing foot on it to free motion. It's an old straight stitch machine, and I don't even have to drop the feed dogs. I just set the stitch length to zero and go.

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    What brand is your machine? I have FMQ hopping foot for my Bernina but I prefer to use my non hopping ruler foot for FMQ even if I am not using my rulers. I think Leah Day has a video on how to modify a hopping foot so it doesn't hop.

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    I believe you are talking about this foot. It does not have any spring.
    It's attached like a normal foot. Click on link and scroll down to
    "Free Motion Quilting". That's the foot I have on my Janome 9400.
    I also have the spring loaded one but I prefer the plastic one as a beginner.
    https://www.montavillasewing.com/pro...ry-craft-15000

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    Here's a video that explains the difference between darning
    foot and floating foot.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uyovtQX49lE

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    I just use my hopping foot. Would never try to modify them. I have been using it for 16 years and it works very well for me. I don't have a Janome.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EasyPeezy View Post
    I believe you are talking about this foot. It does not have any spring.
    It's attached like a normal foot. Click on link and scroll down to
    "Free Motion Quilting". That's the foot I have on my Janome 9400.
    I also have the spring loaded one but I prefer the plastic one as a beginner.
    https://www.montavillasewing.com/pro...ry-craft-15000
    i had never seen that foot before.
    it fascinates me.
    a snap-on foot for free-motion?
    how convenient!!!

    after fishing around for waaaaay too long online trying to find it i finally realized i could just look at the manual online for the mc15000 to get the foot number.
    the manual shows three:
    Free motion quilting closed-toe foot QC

    Free motion quilting open-toe foot QO
    Free motion quilting zigzag foot QV (I have never heard of free-motion zig-zag. never occurred to me to even try such a thing. that might look pretty kewl.)

    I have got to try at least one of these.
    and experiment with using the zig-zag stitch during free-motion.
    heck ... i don't even know yet whether my mc8900 will even allow it.


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    The Pfaff 4.2 Quilt Expression, and all Pfaffs which have the Sensormatic feature, have a floating foot to use with the dogs down. You can, however, use the darning/quilting/hopping foot if you prefer.
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    I remember watching a FMQ video of Tim Latimer where he FMQed without any foot. He has many videos on YouTube. He also uses his treddle machines to FMQ. He is amazing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PatriceJ View Post


    i had never seen that foot before.
    it fascinates me.
    a snap-on foot for free-motion?
    how convenient!!!

    after fishing around for waaaaay too long online trying to find it i finally realized i could just look at the manual online for the mc15000 to get the foot number.
    the manual shows three:
    Free motion quilting closed-toe foot QC

    Free motion quilting open-toe foot QO
    Free motion quilting zigzag foot QV (I have never heard of free-motion zig-zag. never occurred to me to even try such a thing. that might look pretty kewl.)

    I have got to try at least one of these.
    and experiment with using the zig-zag stitch during free-motion.
    heck ... i don't even know yet whether my mc8900 will even allow it.


    I was wondering what this quilting zig-zag means.
    Please post pictures.

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    I use the "Big Foot" from Nancy's notions for quilting. It has a much larger foot which is completely clear so you can see where you're going or where you've been. It's amazing!! It is like a hopping foot.

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