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Thread: Is there such a foot?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prism99 View Post
    Not sure if places like JoAnn's and Hancock's have them on hand. I would think that a JoAnn's that sells sewing machines would carry them. Otherwise they are widely available online. Here are two examples from Amazon. One is plastic, and one is metal. Typically the metal ones are preferred because they are stronger and last longer.


    http://www.amazon.com/Distinctive-Fr...k+darning+foot (plastic)

    http://www.amazon.com/Distinctive-Da...k+darning+foot (metal)
    That will depend on your machine. For myself, I love the metal open toe foot, but my FW prefers the plastic one.
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    My walking foot did that. The store said the foot was ok. I got a titanium needle and the hopping stopped.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE View Post
    I do not know what Brother offers.
    Though usually, what one brand has, another offers too, so look around.

    Janome has the traditional Darning Foot for FMQ. PLUS a special FMQ foot with three interchangeable feet!

    The joy of this special foot is that there is NO hopping ..... PLUS you can adjust the distance between the foot and the quilt sandwich, so that the sandwich just slides nicely between the foot and the machine bed. As Goldilocks would say ... not too loose and not too tight!

    I detested FMQing and once I tried this foot, I knew I would soon come to enjoy the process.
    And now am working on developing then mastering, my FMQing abilities!
    I also purchased this FMQ foot for my 6600 along with the bobbin case made for FMQ. Love them both! I was having terrible "eyelashes" on the back of my quilts until I used the new bobbin case. Now if I could just get my hand speed and needle speed to come together, I would be a happy camper!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by crzypatcher View Post
    I also purchased this FMQ foot for my 6600 along with the bobbin case made for FMQ. Love them both! I was having terrible "eyelashes" on the back of my quilts until I used the new bobbin case. Now if I could just get my hand speed and needle speed to come together, I would be a happy camper!!

    Yes! I forgot to mention the bobbin case.
    I had a long talk yesterday with one of the gals who sell the machines, and teach the how to's along with their full time "mechanic", and learned a lot more about my machine and these specialty feet and the bobbin case!! I am one that needs to understand a little more about the why's and wherefore's of doing things!!

    With this special foot, you never adjust the foot pressure, as the FMQ foot has the adjustment on it for the distance. Similarly, the blue dot bobbin case allows for a slightly different bobbin pressure. If you ever think that you need a different bobbin tension, you pop in this bobbin case and continue on.

    And so that means ... when you start FMQing, the only thing you may need to adjust would be the top thread tension. And that's only a may ... as that'd be dependent on the variables. I have discovered that seldom I need to adjust the tension and had been starting to wonder what I was doing wrong. Now I know, why it didn't need adjusting!

    For anyone switching the bobbin case ... be sure to learn how to properly put it in! Otherwise, you can damage it too easily and then would need a new one (ask me how I know?). Both of them agreed that design wise that should be a simpler switchover as they have more people who damage theirs ... and then they make sure we know the right way, before we leave the shop!

    Another interesting tidbit ... he said to throw away the manual ... and learn from them!!

    I am SO thankful to have such a great dealer, only fifteen minutes away.
    I know for some of you, that's only a dream ... so I count my blessings and am sure to tell them so!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by newquilty View Post
    My walking foot did that. The store said the foot was ok. I got a titanium needle and the hopping stopped.
    A walking foot should not hop. That is very strange.

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    I did this with my foot on my Janome & it worked great! So watch carfully. She does explain it pretty well. Good luck.
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    Love all the problem solving going on in this thread. Everyone is just so helpful!

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    Quote Originally Posted by glenda5253 View Post
    Love all the problem solving going on in this thread. Everyone is just so helpful!
    And I appreciate it very much!
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