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Old 12-15-2015, 01:55 PM
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I never have much luck using a walking foot. I was sewing down binding using my serpentine stitch. It was great on two sides. Stopped for lunch. Went back sewing did about 4 inches went it started making a funny noise, stopped sewing. There were nests of top thread on the bottom of my sewing. Cleaned my machine, seemed worse, no tension. Changed bobbin, the same, changed thread (twice),changed needle, no luck. Finally took off the walking foot replaced it with a reg. zigzag foot. Now sews fine. Any ideas, I'm using a Juki Exceed 600 & the walking foot supplied with it. The zigzag foot might belong to my Brother machine.
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Old 12-15-2015, 02:20 PM
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A walking foot is used when stitching straight lines -- don't think it liked the curves.
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Thank you for letting me know this, it really explains so much too me. I just never knew that. The only time I've ever tried using a walking foot is when I use a fancy stitch to sew down binding.
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A walking foot is used when stitching straight lines -- don't think it liked the curves.
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Old 12-15-2015, 03:35 PM
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Gosh, I didn't know that either.

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As mentioned above, a walking foot is for straight stitching. I found that the walking foot for my Bernina works best. Not all feet are interchangeable.
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Old 12-15-2015, 04:51 PM
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Not true, I use my walking foot for zigzag stitching all the time. You can't use it if the stitch involves complicated forward/backward motion, but a serpentine stitch is forward motion. Check and see if you can do any sewing at all with your walking foot. Sometimes they break.
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Old 12-15-2015, 05:39 PM
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Yes, you can use a walking foot for doing fancy stitches. I really like using the serpentine stitch for quick quilting projects. It doesn't do as well with the forward/backward stitches, but you can adjust the stitch balance -- if you have that on your machine.
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Old 12-15-2015, 05:51 PM
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I just used my walking foot to do the serpentine stitch on placemats with no previous problems, however, yesterday I was in a hurry doing a different stitch and found out the hard way that the walking foot is called a walking foot for a reason you can't go at full speed without issues. I broke 2 needles, needless to say I slowed it down a tad and was able to finish my projects without any further incidents. I never even thought about using my walking foot for fancy stitches until I took a Craftsy class (the instructor Jacquie can't remember her last name, sorry) does a lot of her quilting straight line but also using the serpentine stitch as well her quilts are awesome.
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Old 12-16-2015, 10:22 AM
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Thanks, my speed might be the issue cause when I used a reg. foot it was fine. Won't be sewing till after xmas. Too much entertaining cutting into my sewing time (grin).
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I just used my walking foot to do the serpentine stitch on placemats with no previous problems, however, yesterday I was in a hurry doing a different stitch and found out the hard way that the walking foot is called a walking foot for a reason you can't go at full speed without issues. I broke 2 needles, needless to say I slowed it down a tad and was able to finish my projects without any further incidents. I never even thought about using my walking foot for fancy stitches until I took a Craftsy class (the instructor Jacquie can't remember her last name, sorry) does a lot of her quilting straight line but also using the serpentine stitch as well her quilts are awesome.
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I can't even do a zig zag with my walking foot
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