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    Walking foot

    I hope someone can help me with my problem - my walking foot sits properly on my sewing machine but the needle is not quite in the middle where the grove is and it's a machine on which I cannot move the needle. It's very annoying when I try stitch in the ditch. Maybe someone had the same problem and found a way to fix this. Thanks for your help!
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    It depends on the distance a small piece of washer so that it is fitted on washer, foot then screw. . If it needs to move to the right no idea.
    I don't do stitch in the ditch as I find it to difficult and spend most time ditch hopping. Why not try just a shadow of seam.
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    This same thing drove me nuts on my last machine (but not on the new one, thank goodness)! I was finally frustrated enough that I took a white "twist tie" from a box of bags. Then I hooked the tie onto the front of the walking foot, and could do that because my "foot" had an opening in each side of the foot -- kind of a "slashed open from end to end down the middle of the foot. Hope that's as clear as mud. Anyway, I secured that in place, and then very carefully used a permanent marker to make a dot on the white "twist tie" that lined up with where my needle really was located. Crude, I know, but I just couldn't think of anything else. I tried string, but that wouldn't stay in place. The twist tie really was the only thing I could find that I could secure in place.

    Hope this doesn't sound too weird. It really did work for me!
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    file the slot a little wider

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    Quote Originally Posted by MacThayer View Post
    This same thing drove me nuts on my last machine (but not on the new one, thank goodness)! I was finally frustrated enough that I took a white "twist tie" from a box of bags. Then I hooked the tie onto the front of the walking foot, and could do that because my "foot" had an opening in each side of the foot -- kind of a "slashed open from end to end down the middle of the foot. Hope that's as clear as mud. Anyway, I secured that in place, and then very carefully used a permanent marker to make a dot on the white "twist tie" that lined up with where my needle really was located. Crude, I know, but I just couldn't think of anything else. I tried string, but that wouldn't stay in place. The twist tie really was the only thing I could find that I could secure in place.

    Hope this doesn't sound too weird. It really did work for me!
    i think it is a very clever idea!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MacThayer View Post
    This same thing drove me nuts on my last machine (but not on the new one, thank goodness)! I was finally frustrated enough that I took a white "twist tie" from a box of bags. Then I hooked the tie onto the front of the walking foot, and could do that because my "foot" had an opening in each side of the foot -- kind of a "slashed open from end to end down the middle of the foot. Hope that's as clear as mud. Anyway, I secured that in place, and then very carefully used a permanent marker to make a dot on the white "twist tie" that lined up with where my needle really was located. Crude, I know, but I just couldn't think of anything else. I tried string, but that wouldn't stay in place. The twist tie really was the only thing I could find that I could secure in place.

    Hope this doesn't sound too weird. It really did work for me!
    If it's weird, I suppose I'm weird, too. My first thought when I read the opening to this thread was just to mark a dot on the foot in the appropriate place. I've done that on my serger foot, etc. It's your machine. Do what is practical for you. Happy quilting.
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    My machine needed a servicing when that happened & he did something with the timing & it's centered now. Is you machine computerized?

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    Quote Originally Posted by thimblebug6000 View Post
    My machine needed a servicing when that happened & he did something with the timing & it's centered now. Is you machine computerized?
    No, it's not computerized
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