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Thread: Gotta love that Glide foot! - Long arm quilting accessory?

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    Gotta love that Glide foot! - Long arm quilting accessory?

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    Recently I learned about a "Glide" foot for longarm quilting - meant to slide seamlessly over intersections of blocks, I think the idea is genius!
    But at $99 USD plus shipping etc, exchange, and possible duty/brokerage at the border, I thought the price was a bit steep.....
    Enter my DH to the rescue - we discussed what was needed/wanted, figured out how to find the "cup" shape (top of a health and beauty product that was clear and roughly the correct size once trimmed down in height) and DH ingenuity, and...….
    Voila! My very own glide foot made using a regular foot for my machine that I never used (I usually run with the ruler foot on).
    Having quilted a table runner and a small lap quilt with it, I can say it performs wonderfully and I love it!

    I'm not sure if sit down quilters would find this a useful foot or not, but I do think it would be useful for sure.... and the same principle could be used to make one.
    Last edited by QuiltnNan; 04-09-2019 at 02:46 AM. Reason: shouting/all caps
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    Glad you discovered it, GEMRM!

    When I got my Janome 6600, I got one ... and that was what got me hooked on domestic FMQing.
    My Bernina has it as an interchangeable foot. Sweet 16 has one too.

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    very clever
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    Yay for you! I love my glide foot for quilting.
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    “Necessity is the mother of invention”, well done!

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    Congratulations on the ingenuity and creativity. You and your husband make a good team.

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    wow, good for him and you!
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    wow , will I paid the $99.00 eeeeeee , wish I seen that .

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    Oh I do love that idea; wish I'd had it when I quilt this one quilt with a flange on it (Big mistake on my part). It's awesome. Wanna sell one? LOL You guys could go into business! What a great idea! DH is a keeper.
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    GEMRM, That's very clever of you and your DH. I was sitting here pondering what toiletry product I may have seen that would work, when it suddenly hit me that I already have a foot like that. My Baby Lock Ellisimo came with it, and they call it a free motion echo quilting foot. I have never tried it because since I got the machine in 2017 I have been using the embroidery function for quilting in the hoop and have barely tried to do free motion on this machine. Thanks for the tip!
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