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    am going 2 try 1 quilt on sewing machine.i do not have a walking foot. can i use another foot?

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    You don't need the walking foot to piece the quilt you can use your basic foot. The walking foot helps with quilting the top and bottom to give you a better feed through the machine.

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    Hi, If you are stitching in the ditch lengthen you stitch and check you tension. If you have a darning foot and want to free motion quilt be sure to reduce the pressure on the foot. Hope this helps.. I did not have a walking foot for a long time. It does help whenquilting in the ditch. Hope this helps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lucy78
    am going 2 try 1 quilt on sewing machine.i do not have a walking foot. can i use another foot?

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    Yes, when you quilt your quilt you need the wf or fm foot.
    Quote Originally Posted by lucy78
    am going 2 try 1 quilt on sewing machine.i do not have a walking foot. can i use another foot?

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    [quote=judy363905]Hi, If you are stitching in the ditch lengthen you stitch and check you tension. If you have a darning foot and want to free motion quilt be sure to reduce the pressure on the foot. Hope this helps.. I did not have a walking foot for a long time. It does help whenquilting in the ditch. Hope this helps.

    When you say reduce the pressure on the foot do you mean lower the feed dogs?

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    You can make the pieced top with a regular foot :-D

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    I always use my regular foot because I do not have a WF. It is a little harder but it works.

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    I can't keep it in the ditch lol so I found I prefer to do my stitching 1/8 or 1/4" from the ditch. I also found out I really like the look and it's at least straight.

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    Use a darning foot or free motion quilting foot and lower the feed dogs to try free motion quilting. You may need some rubber gloves to provide friction to move your quilt around. Try to keep your speed steady and practice on a scrap quilt sandwich until you are confident.

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    Yes, I forgot to say lower feed dog...sorry I also reduce the tenson of darning foot. Sorry for my opps

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quiltforme
    You don't need the walking foot to piece the quilt you can use your basic foot. The walking foot helps with quilting the top and bottom to give you a better feed through the machine.
    I've also used the foot that I do blind hemming with. It has a little piece of metal that follows along the seam and opens it up for stitching. Only thing is, it doesn't work as well as the walking foot to feed the fabric evenly. But is surely helps with stitching in that ditch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lucy78
    am going 2 try 1 quilt on sewing machine.i do not have a walking foot. can i use another foot?
    Are you planning on straight lines and very gentle curves? This is where you would use a walking foot but a regular foot could work with changes to tension and presser foot pressure . If you are free motion quilting (stippling, loops etc.) you need a darning foot and probably feed dogs down. In either case, make a practice sandwich to get the bugs worked out before starting on your actual quilt.

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    I don't have a WF, and do all my own quilting, on quilts which are mostly 60x80, so not terribly big. I use a zigzag stitch, and use the pattern of blocks as my guide. This is what works best for me. I have tried FM, but I don't have the patience to keep practicing, so I went back to my own method. It works for me, and everyone who gets them, doesn't mind. Whatever works for you, is great. You just have to find that choice, and with all the good advice you get here, you will find it. Enjoy!!!

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    Lucy you are taking the first step into a world of deep satisfaction with doing a quilt on the sewing machine. If you have any problems feel free to ask as there is so much help on here. Welcome to our world.

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    Welcome!

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    thanks everyone.i had to breakdown and buy me a walking foot.but the quilt is a mess on the back.haaaaaaaa,,,,,my first one.my friend helped mne stretch it and pin it....i even laughed at myself, when i looked at it.....not to worry....

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