To set up your sewing machine, strap on that walking foot. In my opinion, a walking foot (or even feed foot) for your sewing machine is a must for straight line quilting like this. Next, prepare your machine for quilting by attaching your walking foot. This dual action feeding means the layers of the quilt will slide smoothly under the needle without bunching or pleating as you quilt. There are a few limitations to walking foot quilting. This book has helped me look at machine quilting in a totally new way. This means that quilting with a walking foot will always require you to shift the quilt so the walking foot is moving forward through the path you wish to take. I shared the following tutorials so you can learn how to quilt these easy designs with your walking foot too! Catherine Redford, my “go-to” guru of walking foot quilting, shared some insight about quilting curves with a walking foot in the September/October 2018 issue of Modern Patchwork. Spiral Quilting with a Walking Foot. This idea for the serpentine (#4 wave pattern) stitch is amazing. Repeat the process from steps four and five, sewing from one end of the quilt to the other in regular intervals, varying your wave pattern each time you finish a full pass across the quilt. Whenever you shift and rotate your quilt, just make sure your needle is in the down position so you don't end up shifting the quilt out of place. Begin by inserting an even-feed presser foot in your machine, as shown in Figure 2. So let’s learn Machine Quilting – The Basics and start having fun with our Sewing Machines. Revisit your machine screen and change your stitch length and/or width. A walking foot is also often called an "even feed" foot because it's designed to evenly feed the multiple layers of a quilt through your machine. A walking foot is an accessory for your sewing machine that helps push the quilt under the needle while you're sewing. Special teeth on the bottom of the walking foot grip the surface of the quilt, mimicking the motion your feed dogs make underneath. In her 31 days of quilting with a walking foot, Norma of Petit Design Co. covers in great detail how to use a walking foot and shows a wide variety of patterns. Oct 27, 2012 - Explore Niurka Alfaro's board "Walking foot quilt designs", followed by 372 people on Pinterest. It’s almost like having a trusted friend hanging out on your sewing table, giving you tips and reminding you to … There are two ways to quilt a quilt - walking foot quilting and free motion quilting. This is the first quilting technique any beginner quilter learns. There is! Some people may have personal preferences to spray either the fabric or the batting but I don’t believe there’s a right or wrong way to go about it , Love my walking foot. It’s clean and simple and does not distract from your beautiful piecing. A walking foot and a quilting foot are great helpers when you want to do quilting projects. I like them for larger quilts (anything bigger than a twin-size) but on something small, like a baby quilt, I do without. Repeat this stitch, with your current settings, in regular intervals per your block size (i.e. Here we have a 1.6/70 , 2.5/80 and 3.0/90 Universal . So each time I make adjustments to the stitch width or length, I will sew a row every 8″ (or stitch one pass per row of blocks) so they’re evenly spaced, and then start over with a new adjusted stitch. I learned this way of working across a quilt from BERNINA Ambassador Christa Watson and she gets a little bit more detailed in her book “Machine Quilting With Style”– I highly recommend it! The results are always good, and it’s quick, too! So You want to start Machine Quilting using a Walking Foot. Quilting with the walking foot is also much more my speed than free motion. Go beyond the basics with WALK2.0 by walking foot rockstar Jacquie Gering and learn over 60 new designs including 60-degree grids, rotational designs, Sashiko-inspired designs, and dozens of new variations. Use your multi-function knobs to adjust the length and width of this stitch. Oh this just made my day!! When you reach the opposite end of the quilt, stitch off the edge of your quilt top and cut your threads. As you can see, walking foot quilting is all about letting the foot do the work for you! Feb 21, 2018 - Explore Melody Gay's board "WALKING FOOT QUILTING", followed by 284 people on Pinterest. Thanks for showing me this! Ta-da! Foolproof Machine Quilting: Learn to Use Your Walking Foot Paper-Cut Patterns for No Marking, No Math Simple Stitching for Stunning Results Select a running stitch (#4 in most BERNINA machines). The BERNINA walking foot is limited to a 5.5 mm stitch width. I’m so glad you found success with this method. I also use it for sewing binding onto the quilt. Put a walking foot on your sewing machine. The walking foot is a must-have accessory for straight line quilting because it keeps the layers together and prevents the top layer from getting pushed ahead of the middle and bottom layers. Some people prefer to work from the center out and some prefer working from one end to the other. Apr 10, 2019 - Explore calhounmarilyn's board "Quilting with walking foot" on Pinterest. I have bookmarked her blog and plan to spend more time reading it thoroughly. Give the whole quilt a light press with a dry iron now that it has been spray basted. We will definitely be working on more tips and tricks for fellow walking foot quilters! When things are generally smooth, lift one corner of the batting at a time and use spray baste to secure in place, again smoothing from the center outward. The 5 Best Machine Quilting Books. Every walking foot has a lever with a fork that hooks onto the sewing machine needle holder screw; as the needle moves up and down, so does the fork’s lever, moving the walking foot’s feed dogs in turn. Square up your quilt, trimming away all the excess backing fabric and batting, bind, and label as desired. Machine quilting in free motion, you have a lot more to worry about than just moving the quilt. To learn more about walking foot quilting, I challenged myself to quilt all the blocks of my t-shirt quilts with a combination of walking foot and free motion quilting. When all is sprayed down, untape or remove your quilt from the basting surface and take it to your ironing board. This is really debatable. Zig zag quilting is an easy way to quilt up your quilts using a walking foot and your own home sewing machine. My quilt group agreed. You wrote (i.e. Jacquie's walking foot quilting has changed my quilting by giving me so many doable alternatives to free motion quilting. Learn more about quilting on your home sewing machine. These presser feet are also known as walking feet. Just work in a consistent manner. Some people like using special gloves for quilting to help them grip their fabric. The two layers don't shift when stitching. See more ideas about machine quilting, quilting designs, free motion quilting. Do not get me wrong, I love straight line quilting! That is correct! Quilting with the walking foot Straight line quilting. See more ideas about Walking foot quilting, Machine quilting, Quilting tutorials. Is the machine too old to do it? I have confidence. If you have not used a walking foot before, this accessory might look a bit odd. With a walking foot, you're guaranteed evenly spaced stitches because the foot evenly feeds the quilt through the machine. 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