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Message Board > Quilters' Corner > Can I use decorative stitches with a walking foot? ( Moderated by Sharon1952)

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Date: 5/21/13 12:18 PM

I have a walking foot with my Brother 1250D. It works great, but all I have ever done is a straight stitch. I am going to do some simple quilting on a baby quilt (just along the piecing/seam lines) and thought it would be fun to try one of the decorative stitches.

Not an intense stitch, but perhaps a feather stitch or a serpentine stitch.

Do you think this will work with a walking foot?

Thanks for your responses.

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Date: 5/21/13 12:40 PM

I don't see why not.

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Date: 5/21/13 12:56 PM

Put the foot on and hand turn the wheel through the stitiching sequence to make sure that it will work if you are worried that it might not. My walking foot has a pretty wide opening so most of my stitches work with it.

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Date: 5/21/13 1:38 PM

A serpentine, or zig zag variation is what I do with a walking foot when I have errors all over the place that I want to hide! It works too - great!

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Date: 5/21/13 4:34 PM

Never tried it, but think I will do so now just to satisfy my own curiosity!

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Date: 5/22/13 5:39 AM

I use my walking foot on my Brother Ultr2003D for all my quilts. I just use all my different decorative stitches as quilting decorations and my clients express delight in the results. I admit I am not a true quilter, although I enjoy putting tops together.

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Date: 5/22/13 6:39 AM

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... but perhaps a feather stitch or a serpentine stitch.



Do you think this will work with a walking foot?


Serpentine stitch --- a definite yes! I use that one all the time because it hides the fact that I am an epic FAIL at perfect stitching in the ditch.

Feather stitch - most likely. Make a practice sandwich of same batting & fabric and test it. It is worth a try and you have nothing to lose but a test sandwich. It won't harm the WF. Walking feet do not like to go in reverse but sometimes one can get away with it. I have managed it on occasion.
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Date: 5/22/13 9:51 AM

Yes, I am using the serpentine stitch with the walking foot on the Babylock Ellegante I upgraded to II and it works great. Why didn't I use the walking foot before ? I think that the walking foot is the same as the N foot and one can use all the stitches for that foot.

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Date: 5/22/13 6:27 PM

I think any forward-only stitches will work as long as they aren't too wide for the foot.

Stitches that need to go backward, or those that move feed dogs sideways like some wide designs do....it might depend on the foot and the particular stitch. The foot moving the fabric in one direction will be working against the direction of the feed dogs.

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Date: 6/16/13 10:54 PM

Nope, check your manual, the walking foot is very limited on stitches, you can't use it for decorative stitches

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