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Thread: Free motion quilting feet that work great for Brother PQ1500

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    Hi,
    Since I have had several pm's in response to my post about the fmq finally going good for me due to new feet I bought, I said I would do a post about which ones I bought, and where I got them...so, here goes:
    I got both of these from thesewingoutlet.com
    Darning Foot 6031-High Shank
    Open Toe Darning Foot P60437-High Shank
    Total for both was $33.58 including shipping.
    I also just bought the "Big Foot" by Lynn Graves, from Ebay for $26.95 includes shipping.. will let ya'll know how it works.

    Background:
    I have been having quite a time with my fmq, finally noticed
    when I held up the foot that came with the machine and compared it to the 2 above, it seems longer/taller than both of them...which would explain why I had the "whp" (weird hollow popping) sound, and all the needle breakages...anyways, since I have been using either of the other 2 feet, have had no "whp" sound, needles breaking, or thread breaking...I have had such a great night!! Now, I must be totally honest and say that the feet have not made me the "Queen of FMQ" :wink: , and I still will have a lot of practice to attempt to get beautiful even stitches, but at least now I am enjoying it!! Hope this helps ya'll, and any more questions, just let me know.. have a super night,
    Kif

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    I use the one that is made for the Juki. They are basically the sme machines.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lindasidlow
    I use the one that is made for the Juki. They are basically the sme machines.
    More good info...thanks

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    thanks for the post.. I feel out of step if I confess I use a Brother machine.. Love the big foot ! have used it off and on for 8 years !

    Thanks,
    Ell
    PS, I always striving to be "Queen" of any kind of quilting.. Congratulations !

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    Quote Originally Posted by lindasidlow
    I use the one that is made for the Juki. They are basically the sme machines.
    I don't know the Juki. Is it a high shank or a low shank machine? I have a CE4000 Brother. It is a low shank machine. Do you think any of the Juki feet would fit that?

    Thanks for your time and consideration!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MacThayer
    Quote Originally Posted by lindasidlow
    I use the one that is made for the Juki. They are basically the sme machines.
    I don't know the Juki. Is it a high shank or a low shank machine? I have a CE4000 Brother. It is a low shank machine. Do you think any of the Juki feet would fit that?

    Thanks for your time and consideration!
    The machines we are talking about here are high shank. I also have a Brother PC-420, it has low shank..If I am trying to find something or research, I also google search alot, to get information..good luck to you!

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    [quote=chairjogger]thanks for the post.. I feel out of step if I confess I use a Brother machine.. Love the big foot ! have used it off and on for 8 years !

    Thanks,
    Ell

    I hear you! I really don't understand it, though...I have had great luck with my Brother machines, and actually aren't we all just trying to make "lovelies" and enjoy our hobbies?..Even if I could afford a different, more expensive brand, if it seemed to do the same thing, I wouldn't take it...just mho...Leaves me more $$ for fabrics, etc...And, we money challenged, er frugal, er?? want to be able to make lovely things, too...:-D...Now, I must admit to my mouth watering just a tad when I check out the Handiquilter set-ups, tho...
    My dh is making my quilting frame, and now that my PQ1500 seems to like me ok, I can't wait to see how we play together with the frame...
    Take Care,
    Kif
    PS Thanks for the info about the "Big Foot"...can't wait til mine comes in and see how it does...

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    I did have a chance to try a friends 1500 on a b-line frame. My meandering was so much better than what I do at home without a frame. Wish I had the $$ to consider a frame. :lol:

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    I do a lot of fmq on my Brother 350SE and not ashamed at all. Also use my Viking Designer I but actually prefer the Brother. Don't really know why, just do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marge L.
    I do a lot of fmq on my Brother 350SE and not ashamed at all. Also use my Viking Designer I but actually prefer the Brother. Don't really know why, just do.
    :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by true4uca
    I did have a chance to try a friends 1500 on a b-line frame. My meandering was so much better than what I do at home without a frame. Wish I had the $$ to consider a frame. :lol:
    Sent you a pm with info on some plans you can purchase...

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    Are they the same?

    Is a Brother PQ1500 the same as a Brother Nouvelle 1500S?

    I have a low shank Big Foot...it won't fit my Brother Nouvelle. I don't like the "darning" foot that came with the machine. I prefer it clear...more open. So I'm wondering about the Big Foot high shank. Will it work?

    Are there any recommended free motion quilting foot for the Brother Nouvelle?

    Thanks so much. I will post this on the actual post as well.

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    Hi Cindel,
    I replied to your pm, hope I answered all your questions..if you have any others, please feel free to ask. I may not know the answers, but I'll give it a go trying to find out. Everyone here on QB is really helpful too!
    Kif
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    I have the same question as Cindel. My box says PQ-1500S, my machine says Nouvelle 1500S. Have only tried FMQ once and have tension problems due to light weight bobbin thread and standard thread above. But pretty much got that ironed out. Foot that came with it seems really long and does not have much bounce. I thought I had it on wrong, but there really is only one way. Don't like it like I do my open-toed one I use on my Kenmore/Janome.
    Yooper32 aka: Donna B

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    I am a new owner of the Brother PQ-1500 and I am taking notice of your advice. thanks!
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    I use the fmq foot that came with the machine. One thing I learned is to not thread but the first hole in the three hole bar. That cleared up a lot of problems in my fmq and sewing.
    Got fabric?

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    Here is a link to a picture I took that shows the difference in size between the fmq foot that came with the machine, and the fmq feet I bought that work so much better!
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/main-f1...0-t153683.html
    Also as far as I know the Brother PQ1500 and the Brother Nouvelle 1500S are the same machines.
    Kif
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