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#108404 Apr 8, 2014

I find the instructions on the 3 sole walking foot lacking. A huge poster sized piece of paper and only a smidge of it in English, there are about 18 other languages, but no detailed instruction. I am having a bit of a problem with getting that scant 1/4 inch with the regular walking foot sole (default), even using the needle positions. One sole says it is for quilting, do they mean actual quilting or piecing? So many use the term interchangeably. I tried the regular 1/4" foot, but, I have got hold of some Moda charm squares that seem to have been eaten by a dull pinking blade, points missing, threads pulled/stretched , so I need to try to get them fed evenly by doing some tricky aligning with squares that have normal pinked points. I almost wonder if Moda sells miscuts in the charm squares? I have never seen anything like this before. Any walking foot help for 1/4" appreciated. TIAreeter



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#108409 Apr 9, 2014

The walking foot is not for piecing, especially 1/4" seams. The right side of the walking foot feed really doesn't have much fabric to grab. I use the walking foot for quilting, sewing knits (with a 5/8" seam allowance) and certain other fabrics that want to creep & crawl under the presser foot.

Can you spray starch those Moda charm squares? It's more work, but will make the fabric behave. I do that for all quilt piecing now, and have much more accurate corners, points, etc.

Doris W. in TN

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One sole says it is for quilting, do they mean actual quilting or piecing? So many use the term interchangeably. reeter



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#108410 Apr 9, 2014

Thanks, Doris. I did give up on the walking foot and went beck to the 37.Think I will just have to fake it with these chewed ones. Luckily, I won't have to match too many corners after all the 9 patches get quartered and reassembled. I have discovered I like to press the seams open and that makes it harder to match seams, but I hope it will help with free hand quilting






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