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Date: 10/7/13 1:43 PM

I am now the proud owner of a Janome 3160 QDC. I am so used to having a walking foot like my Pfaff had that I would like to get one for my new Janome. I have looked at 200311003, 200339007 and 214517004 which all to me, if I'm correct, will fit the 3160 QDC. Which one do I get?

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Date: 10/7/13 1:46 PM

Congratulations! I'd get the 214517004, as it has interchangeable feet. Also consider the Rotary Even Feed Foot, which comes with a bias tape, hemmer and three rolled hem attachments.
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Date: 10/7/13 2:13 PM

How is the rotary even feed foot different than the 214517004 walking foot? I never use a blind stitch and I use my serger for rolled hems so I don't think I would need all the extras that come with the rotary even feed foot. Doesn't the walking foot do the same thing?
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Date: 10/7/13 2:46 PM

I have the open toe foot - never have to worry about it on any application I use it for - so I don't miss it being not open foot!The interchangeable bottoms one is fine but does cost a lot more - for whatever purpose, the open toed has been great on all my Janomes - all drop in bobbin. I think you do want the low shank drop in bobbin sort of feet for your new machine!

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Date: 10/7/13 3:10 PM

I really don't know what the difference is between the 200339007 and the 214517004. Do you?

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Date: 10/7/13 3:12 PM

Have you asked your dealer which one you should use and what is the difference?

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Date: 10/7/13 3:36 PM

The 214517004 one is a SET - you pay about 50 and there are interchangeable plates for the bottom of the foot. It's a good deal because the other one seems to be as expensive now! WOW. I can't believe the foot prices - they have really gone up.

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Date: 10/7/13 3:57 PM

I don't do quilting. All I need is a walking foot.

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Date: 10/7/13 4:23 PM

The rotary even foot set has a tractor part that rolls over the fabric good especially on uneven surfaces. It includes a blind hem guide very useful for very slippery fabric. The 3 roll hems included range from a 1/4" to 1" more like a hem at the bottom of a shirt. The set also includes an adjustable bias tape foot good for both garments and quilt projects. If you are doing rows and rows of quilting start with a walking foot first.

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Date: 10/7/13 4:34 PM

Well, the parts would be for open toe so you could do ZZ and deco stitching, and they the one without the open toe would be for straight stitching. That's why I bought the open toe walking foot. That one can do anything. :)

Check with your dealer....there may be a sale coming up and you could get a good deal on that foot.

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