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Thread: Satin Stitch foot

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    Super Member KenmoreGal2's Avatar
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    Satin Stitch foot

    I just realized I've been using my satin stitch foot all the time on my machine. I also have a regular foot, the main difference between the two is the satin foot is wider and has a cut out on the bottom to accomodate the satin stitch.

    My machine is a high shank Kenmore made by Gritzner Kaiser in 1958 (my avatar).

    So....does it matter that I am using the satin foot? I'm quite used to it but maybe it is causing me issues that I'm not even aware of.

    Thanks!

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    Try using the regular foot and compare the results. Then let us know.

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    I switched to the regular foot. So far I notice more visibility, less foot in the way.

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    I have a 1957 Kenmore and I rarely use anything except the satin stitch foot. I've never noticed any difference when I took the time to make the change. froggyintexas

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    When the 1/4" foot hit the market, that is what I have now on my older Bernina. I forgot to change the foot when I took my baby in finally for service. OOPPS!!
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    I have an old Kenmore, I think made in the sixties, I only have one foot for it, does straight, zig-zag, and I think maybe 2 other stitches, have no idea what the foot is called, LOL! My newer machine came with all kinds of feet, I've tried different ones, and I just use the one I like depending on what I'm sewing. Of course have to use correct one for the decorative stitching and such. I had never even heard of a walking foot!
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    My first machine, a Singer purchased in 1971, had one foot with it. Like Latrinka, I used it for straight stitching and zig zag (the only two stitches on the machine). Of course, the zig zag becomes a satin stitch with adjustments to the stitch length and width. This was before I started quilting, and I sewed garments and crafts. I started quilting with this machine, but was doing PP. Being self-taught, I didn't know about using a 1/4" seam allowance, so sewed my blocks together using a 1/2" seam allowance. The blocks were sashed, so I had to use a little bit wider outer border, but that one foot worked just fine.

    Now I have a Bernina and sometimes still use my satin stitch foot rather than changing back and forth with my 1/4" foot. I just need to remember to reposition my needle so that I can use the side of the foot for piecing.

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    I use my walking foot all the time. This is with my Janome. My Dressmaker is for mending & stuff that I don't mind if I have trouble with. Especially if it is a denium or something really heavy.

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    This is an older post but I've just made a discovery. I've found that, with my particular machine, the needle hole in the satin foot is wider than on the regular foot. (Maybe that's true on all brands??)

    I found that when I zig-zagged at the widest, my needle would just graze the side of the hole in the regular foot and make an interesting little noise. I decided to just go back to my satin foot. That was the only difference I've noticed and I'm not going to chance a broken needle for no gain.

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