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Thread: need open toe walking foot

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    Super Member Joeysnana's Avatar
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    I tried using a walking foot and doing SID today for the first time. It went better than I expected. Far from perfect, but for me, pretty good. I need more visibility seeing the seamline but don't know where to get an open toe walking foot for my Singer Curvy. I had no luck searching online. Any ideas? TIA

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    I have never seem one, but I have seen this one, which is not completely open, but may be open enough to view better.

    http://www.joann.com/joann/catalog/p...=Google%20Base

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    DB said that he would remove part of the front of my foot for me, to improve the visibility :wink:
    The same with the plastic FMQ foot I have too... I just have to catch up with him LOL

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    I know , why don't they ask quilters and sewers how to design these things :roll: More open on all the feet :thumbup:

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    I agree... it really helps when you can see what you are trying to do LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by sharon b
    I know , why don't they ask quilters and sewers how to design these things :roll: More open on all the feet :thumbup:
    Usually the designers do listen to what we need, but is a matter of contacting the right person. Not every letter or fax arrives to someone who will understand what are you talking about. I am still hoping for a regular sewing machine (not too high end) that beeps when the bobbin is almost empty.

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    someone suggested using a bobbin for the top thread as well as the bottom. This would give you a better idea when the thread is all used up.

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    Open toed walking foot is amazing. I think every quilter should own one!

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    Does your machine have an SID foot available? I have one that looks like a tiny plough. Instead of ploughing the field, it runs down the ditch.

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    I never heard that hint about using a bobbin for the upper thread. That is so clever! It would definitely help. I guess that the thread would still feed ok. If anyone has tried this, please let us know!
    Audrey

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    Never tried the bobbin thread trick.. should be interesting. I do have a SID foot and find it is a great tool! I wonder of the open toe walking foot.. I would like to see a picture of one??

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    everybody has those pretty signatures and i went there and tried to make me one but it made it in a format that i couldn't get to work, any ideas, does somebody wanna make me one and send it to me? guess i'm just too dumb to know how to do it right, lol.

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    Janome makes an open toe walking foot. it's a bit pricey but i think mine was money well spent.

    janome feet will usually work well on other brands. oddly, other brands usually don't work well on Janome. go figure. :lol:

    here's a site that carries open toe WF. i'm sure it isn't the only one.

    http://www.sewingmachinesplus.com/walking-feet.php

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    Thank you for posting this site Patrice :D:D:D

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    I just ordered an open toe walking foot from this site. I have gotten a sewing machine and various feet from them and have been pleases

    http://www.kenssewingcenter.com/

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    I don't think it helps you at all but my Bernina walking foot came with two different feet for the walking foot. A regular one and an open one. So they do exist, at least for some brands. Hope you can find one for your machine!

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    Yesterday I ordered an open toe walking foot for my Brother. I really want it for my Singer. I am going to try it on the Singer. Who knows? It may work. Nothing ventured, nothing gained. I have regular walking feet for both machines, but am new to machine quilting and think having greater visibility will help. Fingers crossed.

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