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Old 05-04-2020, 07:24 PM
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I have been surfing you tube trying to figure out how to quilt on this machine (as opposed to piecing, of course) and found several of a gentleman who uses exactly my machine for FMQ. In a couple of them he showed how he jerry rigged a foot for use when quilting, but then in one he had a quilting foot. I can't find any quilting foot that will fit my machine. These are Tim Latimer's videos. Does anybody know what kind of foot this may be? Thanks.
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I have been surfing you tube trying to figure out how to quilt on this machine (as opposed to piecing, of course) and found several of a gentleman who uses exactly my machine for FMQ. In a couple of them he showed how he jerry rigged a foot for use when quilting, but then in one he had a quilting foot. I can't find any quilting foot that will fit my machine. These are Tim Latimer's videos. Does anybody know what kind of foot this may be? Thanks.

Here you go
https://www.goldstartool.com/1-4-hig...ing-sewing.htm

But you will also need an adapter as per video. Do you have that?
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Oldsewer, if your white is a round bobbin all you have to do is loosen the tension on the pressure foot at the top of the machine. Set your stitch length to zero and you are good to do free motion quilting. I know this because I have a White and a Free Westinghouse rotary machines that I use for free motion quilting.
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Originally Posted by oldsewerII View Post
... but then in one he had a quilting foot. I can't find any quilting foot that will fit my machine. These are Tim Latimer's videos. Does anybody know what kind of foot this may be? Thanks.
If you are referring to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VcPqMsSY3gA then it would be something like the ones shown at https://www.sewingpartsonline.com/se...20foot&index=1 However, It appears that he switched out the presser bar (which I would not recommend or attempt) and was very specific about making sure that it was an open toe as the needle position is different from the pressure bar than what machines those are made for.
If you are referring to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AbCj2ujLvL0 then what would be needed is a binder clip like https://www.officedepot.com/a/produc...mall-34-Black/

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..good to do free motion quilting. I know this because I have a White and a Free Westinghouse rotary machines that I use for free motion quilting.
Do you use a foot at all? Or do you use a needle darning spring? I did some darning on a Singer 301 which is a slant shank and used a darning spring. It worked well.

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I use the 1/4" foot that came with my sewing machine. It works great.
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Old 05-10-2020, 11:33 AM
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I found the video of Mr. Latimer explaining the major engineering involved in changing out machine parts to be able to use a modern quilting foot. Definitely too much for me. My baby is presently on the porch being cleaned and oiled and when I get it back in action I will use the loose pressure no foot approach. One question: does anyone have input as to whether I as a novice fmq'er should use an embroidery hoop like I have seen some people do? Would it make it easier to learn? No offense to you tubers, but they make their profession looking good, so heaven only knows how difficult things may be. As an aside, I used to do stitchwork by hand but arthritis and Dupuytrans syndrome in both hands have made this an impossibility. I was excited to find the wonderful work so many people are doing on their home machines.
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