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Thread: Walking foot

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tamara
    Ok, I don't have a walking foot yet, so before I go out and buy one this week what do you think about them pros and cons.
    I'll be useing for straight line quilting.
    Okay, I got my walking foot yesterday and thanks everyone. I love it, its is so easily too use.
    Again thanks for all the help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MemoryKeeper
    Frustrating just barely describes my experiences with my Brother and a walking foot!!!! I'm glad you've had good luck with your Brother and the W. foot. I think I'll throw my machine in the truck and head for the nearest machine sales/repair shop
    I still believe in the Pfaff built in even feed walking foot which comes in the higher priced Pfaffs and Janomes HOWEVER, check e-bay and craig's list for the Pfaff 7550 or 7570 which were still made in Germany and can be purchased for a fraction of the cost of the new ones made in China. They are wonderful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tamara
    Ok, I don't have a walking foot yet, so before I go out and buy one this week what do you think about them pros and cons.
    I'll be useing for straight line quilting.
    I love mine. Make sure you get the one that does with your machine

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    Quote Originally Posted by RugosaB
    Quote Originally Posted by Mkotch
    I find my walking foot is essential. Keep it handy along with the screwdriver that came with my machine. I guess your success depends on the brand of sewing machine? I have two Vikings, one old (metal parts) and the other medium-aged. Both work well with the WF.
    I have a Viking 630, supposedly all metal parts. What model do you have? What a timely topic. My Viking is at the repair shop, getting cleaned, and on my list of things to buy that I gave the guy, was a walking foot. He made sure I was aware that it wouyld be a little over $100

    The poor thing's been gone since Friday :(
    I didn't think they were that expensive

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    Fantastic, love it. I use it all the time for quilting but also for putting on bindings. I works beautifully.

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    I've to date never used one. I read what you all write, and think wow this is good, Maybe someday. :)

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    I use it all the time. A good investment for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mimisharon
    Quote Originally Posted by NewYearsOld
    Quote Originally Posted by Vanuatu Jill
    Fantastic-it is made to go over the thick quilt sandwich-the feel dogs and walking foot working together so the fabric won't pull. It is great for SID and gentle curves-not for FMQ. If you plan to do much machine quilting, it is a must!
    Ditto! Ditto! Ditto! And I always use it when sewing the binding on!
    It makes quilting work better, it works wonderfully on purses, keeps the fabric from slipping. Well, worth the investment.

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    April's 1930's has a new walking foot for FW's for $24.95
    www.april1930s.com The site has several close up pictures as well as how April tests out a new product before she will 'endorse' it.

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    Oops, I meant $28.95 at Aprils.

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    I went on line after all you quilters said to get the one that goes with your machine. i ordered a walking foot for my Viking 6000 series (old metal) for $39.95, plus a needle clamp attachment screw, from Discount Sewing Machine in Lakeway, Texas. They only do PayPal or check so did check and can not wait.
    Quote Originally Posted by JUNEC
    Quote Originally Posted by RugosaB
    Quote Originally Posted by Mkotch
    I find my walking foot is essential. Keep it handy along with the screwdriver that came with my machine. I guess your success depends on the brand of sewing machine? I have two Vikings, one old (metal parts) and the other medium-aged. Both work well with the WF.
    I have a Viking 630, supposedly all metal parts. What model do you have? What a timely topic. My Viking is at the repair shop, getting cleaned, and on my list of things to buy that I gave the guy, was a walking foot. He made sure I was aware that it wouyld be a little over $100

    The poor thing's been gone since Friday :(
    I didn't think they were that expensive

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    I can't imagine life without a walking foot - no pleats, no puckers, just smooth stitching and fabric! For those of you who have had a bad experience, I would suggest it's worth trying again but, as has already been said, don't go for a cheap option.

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    Question...what to look for to decide which types/brands are of good quality and those of lesser quality, other than price comparing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by libber
    Question...what to look for to decide which types/brands are of good quality and those of lesser quality, other than price comparing?
    All metal vs. plastic when possible.

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    Definitely worth buying!

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    Thank you. So what brand of walking foot do you recommend from your experience?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jo Mama
    Quote Originally Posted by MemoryKeeper
    Frustrating just barely describes my experiences with my Brother and a walking foot!!!! I'm glad you've had good luck with your Brother and the W. foot. I think I'll throw my machine in the truck and head for the nearest machine sales/repair shop
    S'm sorry you aren't getting along with your Brother. I love mine, and both my daughters have them. I do notice a difference in the quality between the three machines--the lighter ones get testy. I use the walking foot which came with the machine, and it has worked really well. I don't like not being able to back tack to tie off the last stitch, but that's the only problem.

    I still believe in the Pfaff built in even feed walking foot which comes in the higher priced Pfaffs and Janomes HOWEVER, check e-bay and craig's list for the Pfaff 7550 or 7570 which were still made in Germany and can be purchased for a fraction of the cost of the new ones made in China. They are wonderful.

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    They are an absolute necessity!!

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    I have 3 machines (2 Brothers and aa White) and I use them all. They all came with walking feet. They all are good quality and I have no problems with them and I can back stitch with all of them.

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