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kimmarie40 03-18-2010 11:34 AM

Do I have to use a walking foot to do machine quilting? Can I just use my regular foot with long stitches? I cannot seem to get my walking foot on properly, I have a Janome 3022. I found directions online, still won't work. My dealer is located far away from me. Do I have to use it? :?:

sdparent 03-18-2010 11:36 AM

make sure the arm is above the screw that holds your needle and it should work.

Originally Posted by kimmarie40
Do I have to use a walking foot to do machine quilting? Can I just use my regular foot with long stitches? I cannot seem to get my walking foot on properly, I have a Janome 3022. I found directions online, still won't work. My dealer is located far away from me. Do I have to use it? :?:


kimmarie40 03-18-2010 11:40 AM

Thanks, I will try again! :D

littlehud 03-18-2010 11:42 AM

They can be interesting to install, but they are worth it.

mytwopals 03-18-2010 11:42 AM

You would only use your walking foot for straight line quilting. For free motion quilting, you would use a hopping foot (aka Darning Foot or Embroidery Foot). While not impossible to straight line quilt with your regular foot, results may be less than desired. If you are using a thinner cotton batting, it make work. If using a thicker poly batting, I wouldn't attempt it personally.

butterflywing 03-18-2010 11:48 AM

you know that the walking foot is for straight lines? it's the best thing for keeping the fabric from pleating as you go. did you look for instructions on youtube? it's worth learning to use it. there's no substitute.

check this site. they show a video on whatever you click on. find the right foot and see how they use it.


http://www.sewingmachine-sales.co.uk...tch-guide.html

ooops! walking feet are not there, but hold on to this site for the future.

kimmarie40 03-18-2010 11:54 AM

It worked, thank you!

sdparent 03-18-2010 11:55 AM

YEAH!!!

Originally Posted by kimmarie40
It worked, thank you!


Jingle 03-18-2010 01:22 PM

A regular foot has never worked for me, it will make a mess.

Quilt Mom 03-18-2010 03:22 PM


Originally Posted by sdparent
YEAH!!!

Originally Posted by kimmarie40
It worked, thank you!


Hooray!! A walking foot is a great help!


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