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Old 02-17-2013, 07:34 PM
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I hope this is the right section to be posting this in. I didn't want to put it in resources since I don't know about the site and there's really only one thing on there that's cheap.

Has anyone ever shopped at Seams2be.com?
They have an extremely cheap free motion quilting presser foot. And I mean 1cent! http://www.seams2be.com/Freemotion-D...B004PK6302.htm

They're set up where you use your amazon account to purchase so you'd think it would be okay, but the site just seems extremely basic and has an odd mixture of things for sale. They have a broad category of Quilts, Quilted Fabrics, and Quilting Supplies. It includes just random things like a quilted worksuit, or quilted table top storage (like for china). I searched the forums and one person linked to them a year ago but didn't indicate they had personally shopped there.

I'm extremely new to quilting and so far I've pieced out and sandwiched a changing pad for an upcoming niece. I can't quilt it until I get a presser foot for my machine (singer 2662) and I don't want to spend a lot of money. I don't have cash to throw around. However if this looks like a presser foot that won't work well or you know a reasonably priced one (it doesn't have to be 1 cent lol) that would work better, please let me know.

But if I'm really lucky someone will tell me this is a great presser foot for free motion quilting and that the site is too legit to quit. (I just wanted to say legit.)
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Old 02-17-2013, 08:01 PM
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I've decided against buying from them. Someone reviewed a $16 metal free motion presser foot and said they sent her a plastic one in the mail so while they didn't steal her card info, they don't seem trustworthy.

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The presser foot you need depends on what kind of quilting you are planning to do. It is necessary to have a free motion quilting foot only if you are planning on doing free motion quilting. You can use a regular presser foot to do straight lines, especially if you are not working on a full-size quilt. For a straight or gently curving lines on a large quilt, you probably want to get a walking foot.

Here is a reliable source for parts:
http://www.sewingpartsonline.com/Sin...ine-Parts.aspx

It looks as if your Singer 2662 is a standard low-shank machine. You can check by referencing this website:
http://www.anniescatalog.com/pages/which_foot.html

If it's low shank, this means that you can use generic low-shank presser feet. (If you have the adapter, you can use Singer clip-on feet.) These feet are widely available. You usually want to buy an all-metal foot, as it is likely to last longer than plastic. Here is a link to an all-metal free motion foot on Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/Distinctive-Da...dp/B007AUZ2H4/

Once you know what kind of shank your sewing machine takes, you can see all the kinds of presser feet available here:
http://www.sewingpartsonline.com/sew...sser-feet.aspx
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Thanks so much for the advice Prism. I definitely want to do free motion (I really love the stippling and since I'm mostly making stuff for my niece I think it will be appropriately playful). I've been practicing without the foot and it looks great except it leaves little loops all over the back because I can't hold the fabric down well enough with just my hands (don't want to get stabbed). So I tried it with the zipper foot and the stitches look 100% nicer but I can't move the fabric freely to get a nice design down. So since I'm just giving them to my Sister in Law who won't mind if they're not super perfect (A lot of people are just really impressed if you can do crafty things at all haha), I think I can manage the free motion even if it is a little wonky.

You've been amazingly helpful to me. I'm so new I just don't wanna run out and buy things only to discover they're useless or poor quality. I'm definitely gonna grab the one you linked to, that's a great price. And I'll have to get a walking foot eventually too. I couldn't sew a long straight line to save my life right now. I'm lucky my changing pad looks so nice. haha.
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I've ordered from them and never been dissatisfied. I've only ordered three times and one of my orders was for a foot. Hope this helps.
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Thanks Quilty! After heading over to amazon I see a lot of people have purchased the item but some of them had to modify it to fit their machines. I'm too impatient (and too much of a sewing newbie) to worry about it not fitting so I just grabbed the presser foot Prism recommended. However even though that is a plastic foot over at Seams2be, at less than 1cent per foot (where do they even manage to get them that they are that cheap?) you can buy a ton of them for super cheap and who cares if they break on you?!
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Allbrands.com. I'm pleased with their selection and service.
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did you read the customer reviews?: http://www.amazon.com/Free-motion-Da...owViewpoints=1 also, pay attention to what machines it fits - see the title.
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look for a foot for your particular machine. some machines hate generic feet.
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Old 02-18-2013, 11:13 AM
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I watched Leah Day on U tube. she has great advice. I got my freemotion foot at ebay from supersewingman. I paid 10.49 with free shipping. took 4 days to get from california to virginia. works great and looks just like my janome 25.00 darning foot. I wanted a second foot for a singer clone 15. wasn't messing with my plastic machine!
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