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From: SewCal
Date: 07-27-2007, 07:50 PM (1 of 11)
Hi everyone:
Just looking for some advice on whether or not it's worth getting a walking foot. I have had so much trouble with my fabric layers shifting and not ending up in the same place when I sew a seam. I have tried adjusting the pressure regulator and am careful not to pull on the fabric. When I sew a sample it seems okay, but once I start on the actual project, the fabric shifts. Someone recommended getting a walking foot to solve the problem. The walking foot for my machine (Simplicity Denim Star SW210) costs $24.99. Is it worth spending the money, and can I use the walking foot all the time, or are there certain projects it doesn't work for?
Thanks in advance for any advice :cool:
User: SewCal
Member since: 03-19-2007
Total posts: 5
From: esrun3
Date: 07-27-2007, 11:05 PM (2 of 11)
YES! I sew almost everything with a walking foot anymore-everything just seems to go together so much easier and if you get into quilting you'll need it for sure!
User: esrun3
Member since: 12-02-2004
Total posts: 2345
From: SewCal
Date: 07-27-2007, 11:23 PM (3 of 11)
Thanks Lyn, I'm going to order one this weekend, I'm sure it will make sewing a lot more fun and less stressful :up:
User: SewCal
Member since: 03-19-2007
Total posts: 5
From: Skye
Date: 07-28-2007, 12:18 AM (4 of 11)
another vote for yes - a got 2 have
User: Skye
Member since: 09-28-2000
Total posts: 233
From: PaulineG
Date: 07-28-2007, 03:34 AM (5 of 11)
I've only used mine a few times but it makes a big difference to some projects. Definitely worth having. Hope you enjoy it.
User: PaulineG
Member since: 09-08-2006
Total posts: 901
From: DorothyL
Date: 07-28-2007, 08:07 AM (6 of 11)
I have a Pfaff with a built in walking foot and wouldn't do without it. If I ended up with another brand I would be taking a walking foot home from the store with the new machine.
User: DorothyL
Member since: 12-09-2002
Total posts: 3883
From: toadusew
Date: 07-28-2007, 08:23 AM (7 of 11)
Another yes vote for a walking foot! You definitely need it for quilting. I use mine when sewing with fleece because it just seems to work better for me. It's definitely worth it to invest in a walking foot for your machine!:smile:
User: toadusew
Member since: 01-08-2005
Total posts: 369
From: MartySews2
Date: 07-28-2007, 03:32 PM (8 of 11)
My machine has a built in walking foot and I use it almost on everything I sew. It is definitely worth the investment.
User: MartySews2
Member since: 05-03-2007
Total posts: 293
From: vickki
Date: 07-28-2007, 06:33 PM (9 of 11)
It is better than sliced bread...I use one all the time...Money well spent.
User: vickki
Member since: 08-21-2005
Total posts: 374
From: temom
Date: 07-31-2007, 11:28 PM (10 of 11)
Oh my gosh YES! I don't know how I ever managed without one.
User: temom
Member since: 01-19-2007
Total posts: 410
From: paroper
Date: 08-01-2007, 08:31 AM (11 of 11)
I don't use mine all the time, or even that often but there are definately times when it is a life saver!

Bernina 200e, Artista V5 Designer Plus, Explorations, Magic Box, Bernina 2000DE & 335 Bernette Serger, Bernina 1530 Sewing Machine, Bernina 1300 DC Overlock (with coverstitch)
User: paroper
Member since: 02-03-2004
Total posts: 3775
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