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Old 02-26-2018, 06:53 AM
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Default 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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Old 02-26-2018, 07:36 AM
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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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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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Old 02-26-2018, 11:18 AM
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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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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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