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Frances posted on Fri, May 3 2013 1:28 PM

Im probably going to seem really silly asking the question, but what do you use walking feet for. Ive only ever used my piecing foot but ive heard walking feet mentioned just not sure what to use if for.

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Frances. I use my walking foot mainly when putting binding on a quilt. It is good to use when sewing several layers together. It keeps the layers from shifting and puckering when sewing.

 


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Thanks Judy,

I will try that next time i do binding it might make it easier.

lots of love

Francesxx

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A walking foot is used for applications on many layers of fabrics. The two extra wide feet lift and move with the feed dogs so that all the pieces of fabric move at the exact time during the stitching process. It is an essential part for sewing any thick fabrics as well as quilted fabrics. I use mine so much, for quilting fabrics to use in handbags, totes, baby bibs and burp cloths, quilts bindings, just about everything to tell the truth. I love it. If you try yours, you will see a much smoother stitch and you will not have the shifting from the bottom fabric. The bar fits over the needle screw, as the stitch is sewn; the bar raises the feet while the feed dogs move along the fabric sandwich. See videos on your manufacture website or on Utube


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Frances:

Thanks Judy,

I will try that next time i do binding it might make it easier.

 

Frances, it does help. I resisted for several years, not wanting to put out the money for a walking foot. Once I started using it, I really saw the difference in my bindings.

 


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Judy T-Bellingham:

Frances:

Thanks Judy,

I will try that next time i do binding it might make it easier.

 

Frances, it does help. I resisted for several years, not wanting to put out the money for a walking foot. Once I started using it, I really saw the difference in my bindings.

 

My machine came with a special foot for putting binding on. I have not tried it yet. I will let you know how it works, but I do love my walking foot. It is an amazing foot to use. It could do almost everything .....:)

 

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I used to never use a walking foot until I got my Brother midarm I call it an essential tool for quilting.

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Joyce replied on Fri, May 3 2013 4:48 PM

Frances I use a walking foot for the quilting after I layer a quilt.  It is great for stitching in the ditch.  It is sure worth the money and once you use one you will love it if you do much quilting.  Good luck.

 

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Agnes replied on Fri, May 3 2013 9:34 PM

I used the walking foot exclusively for years for quilting even though the free motion foot was in the drawer. It was when my second walking foot felt apart from too much use and I couldn't find a replacement that I overcame my fear of FM quilting. I still prefer the walking foot to be quite honest if I do designs that I can create with gentle curves. I originally used it for binding attachment but I no longer find it necessary. Because my machine is an industrial machine none of the universal feet were long enough even if the shank worked. Now I often will secure the layers with a stitch in the ditch in the blocks with the walking foot or sashing edges and then use the free motion foot for the central motifs. I have also used the walking foot when I quilted grids.  

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Frances, My machine came with a walking foot built in , I use mine for binding , SID, and some quilting ,there are a couple of books out that shows how to use your walking foot for all quilting with straight lines, I'll have to  looks up the name and author for you , she has some beautiful designs ,that are beautiful  on a quilt.  Barbara

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Thank you everyone for the info it really helps.

Barbara, if you could look up those books when you have time i would really appreciate it.

lots of love

Francesxx

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Joni replied on Sat, May 4 2013 10:58 AM

Nancy Zeiman did a nice short piece on the walking foot this am.  After watching that I'm now eager to use my walking foot.  Perhaps I'll give it a try of my pillow top I was going to hand quilt.

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Frances:

Thank you everyone for the info it really helps.

Barbara, if you could look up those books when you have time i would really appreciate it.

lots of love

Francesxx

Frances , the Name of the books are One line at a Time .by Charlotte Warr Anderson , I know she has a couple under this name . but these are all done with a walking foot.  Barbara

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Thank you Barbara, much appreciated.

lots of love

Francesxx

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