Re Now I am in tears...Not anymore thanks to my quilt support team!

Re Now I am in tears...Not anymore thanks to my quilt support team!

Post by <ghoff.. » Wed, 13 Feb 2002 13:21:10



Go Team!

I am not sure what the foot is called.  I am not a machine sewer and need to
(and plan to) take a class on "using your machine and not using "R" rated
language!  The foot I like is one that has two symetrical sides and markings
that tell me where to line the foot up for where the needle is striking.  I
wouldn't know what a walking foot would look like.  Please enlighten me...I
am clueless in New Jersey.  (Not to mention sleepless,too!)

 
 
 

Re Now I am in tears...Not anymore thanks to my quilt support team!

Post by Carol Schwaderer Dickinso » Wed, 13 Feb 2002 18:31:39


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> wouldn't know what a walking foot would look like.  Please enlighten me...I
> am clueless in New Jersey.  (Not to mention sleepless,too!)

They look differnt for different machines. Basically instead of sliding
along the fabric or rolling, they lift up, move forward and come back
down (walking). The first one I had was a kenmore. It had a little box
with a mechanism inside it.

I've seen others that have a hook or bar that rests on the***that is
on the side of the needle bar. I'm not sure thats the right word. Its
the vertical bar you insert your needle into, and then you tighten the
***to keep the needle in place. Anyway the little hook or bar rests
on that***part that sticks out so when the needle bar goes up the
foot is lifted and when the needle comes back down the foot comes back
down.  The feed dogs move the quilt forward incrementally in the second
or so the foot is up.

Carol