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Thread: foot for the stitch in the ditch

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    foot for the stitch in the ditch

    Which is better for the stitch in the ditch, walking foot or stitch in the ditch presser foot?
    Thanks,
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    I have both, wish they made a stitch in the ditch foot to fit on the walking foot. I like the walking foot for the even feed of the three layers.
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    I have both also and I prefer the Stitch in the ditch foot for sewing the stitch in the ditch. it would be nice if the walking foot has the add-on but my walking foot is a built-in so that is that.

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    I have a special foot for stitch in the ditch for my Janome 6600 and like it very much.

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    Check with the machine dealer. There may be options for the WF.

    My walking foot has additional feet. I have an open toe foot, 1/4 inch guide foot, and the SITD foot. There is another foot with a center opening but I don't use it frequently. I love using the WF with these different feet options. Plus the WF works on the Crescendo and the Dream.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ppquilter View Post
    I have both, wish they made a stitch in the ditch foot to fit on the walking foot. I like the walking foot for the even feed of the three layers.
    I do have a SITD presser foot attachment for my walking foot on my Janome 8900. I use it all the time.
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    I just got a stitch in the ditch foot today and don't know how I lived without it! Really works great!

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    I like the stitch in the ditch foot, and use it instead of the walking foot when I do SITD quilting. I will have to check if a SITD plate is available for my walking foot; that would be wonderful!

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    Jordan … did you buy a special foot? Looked in the manual and at G foot but it says it is a blind hem foot.I have had my 6600 for years and know I don't take advantage of all the things it will do but I love this machine anyway

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    My Husq has the SID part for the walking foot. Before I got my new machine I always used the Walking foot so the backing material did not bunch up...

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    I've tried a walking foot specifically for SID and didn't like it at all. I also tried a foot with a seam guide (can't remember if it's the #5 or #10 for Bernina) and didn't like that either. I finally tried an open toe foot so I could actually see where the needle was going and that was perfect for me. I guess I need to see where that needle is going and be able to make minute adjustments with my finger tips. I'm happy with the results......but I'm a bit of an odd ball. I think the real trick is to keep doing it until you have the muscle memory.

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    Thankfully, I'm able to use both, as I have a Pfaff with IDT. That said, I still have problems staying in the ditch and really prefer to stitch "near" the ditch … echo quilting.

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    For my DSM I had on my old Viking Designer 1 machine a foot with a center flange to guide me. Now with the Epic I was able to get the foot with the flange for the walking foot plus still have the original foot too. Both work well depending on what you're doing. I have used both when I wanted to add a decorative stitch down the middle on something.
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    I have a stitch in the ditch foot and a walking foot and prefer using the walking foot when I stitch in the ditch. I seem to have more control with it. I think that you have to use what works best for you.

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    I have Pfaff machines and you can get a sid foot for them and they have built in walking foot.

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    If you have any experience with free motion quilting, I do all my SitD free motion...if you're like me my ditches aren't perfectly straight and I can follow it better, plus I don't have to turn the quilt all the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ymr View Post
    Which is better for the stitch in the ditch, walking foot or stitch in the ditch presser foot?
    Thanks,
    i have both and I always use the stitch in the ditch walking foot as I use it most when I am sewing my bindings down and so Iím working with multiple layers, and also when I was quilting on my domestic, for doing SID to stabilize the quilt. It really helps to feed the quilt along straight and evenly. This I would do on the long straight goes, usually edge to edge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barb2018 View Post
    I've tried a walking foot specifically for SID and didn't like it at all. I also tried a foot with a seam guide (can't remember if it's the #5 or #10 for Bernina) and didn't like that either. I finally tried an open toe foot so I could actually see where the needle was going and that was perfect for me. I guess I need to see where that needle is going and be able to make minute adjustments with my finger tips. I'm happy with the results......but I'm a bit of an odd ball. I think the real trick is to keep doing it until you have the muscle memory.
    I use a walking foot with my Bernina 440 and love it. I also have an evenfeed foot with my Janome 6600 with a blade for stitch in the ditch and it works wonderful. I would not quilt without them-no bunching on the back and even stitches.

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