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jynclr
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Date: 2/12/12 5:43 PM

Is the presser foot supposed to be down when using a walking foot?

I'm assuming so. I had read a quick blurb elsewhere (I can't find it now) where I got the impression the walking foot should not be in the down position when sewing with it.

Which is it? Up or down? I thought it was down.

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Date: 2/12/12 5:45 PM

down...

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Date: 2/12/12 6:18 PM

That's what I thought. Thank you. I obviously misunderstood or mis-read that post.

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Date: 2/12/12 6:49 PM

Down. Make sure that the fork engages the needle bar.

In general, all feet should be used with the foot down-- lowering the foot squeezes the tension disks together.

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Date: 2/12/12 11:15 PM

No matter what you are using or not using, the presser foot lever has to be down or there will be no tension on the top thread.

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Date: 2/13/12 0:16 AM

Well I'm glad I asked because I actually learned something I didn't know, that the presser foot needs to be down or there will be no tension!

Thank you for the extra lesson!

ETA:
BTW, I was able to finish the hem of a knit top I had made. I'll be wearing it to work tomorrow. woo hoo!



-- Edited on 2/13/12 0:17 AM --

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