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Thursday, May 23, 2013

An Ode to My Walking Foot

Dear Walking Foot,
Thou hast changed my entire perspective of quilting. No joke. Allow me to list the reasons why:


1. You actually let me quilt in circles. All I've ever wanted to do was quilt in circles (a la Laura, a fellow member of the CJMQG). I'm forever grateful. And it's not as hard as it looks, though it definitely tries my patience!



2. You sew through the thickest of layers - binding is no more a chore. No pain... lots of gain. Because I have so much confidence in you, I'm looking forward to trying the Weekender bag soon! I seriously can't BELIEVE how long I went without you - every time I bind, I remind myself how much more difficult it used to be!





3. You are actually a larger foot physically and, though you were (VERY) intimidating at first (like, I didn't even know what you were, even though I had heard of a walking foot), you actually make me feel more in control... like machine quilting gloves, and Spanx.




Thank you for existing. 

Forever in your debt,
and with never-ending sincerity,

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19 comments:

  1. hahaha. I LOVE my walking foot. It really does make a huge difference. Nice circles btw!

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  2. Cute post, Jess. I love the peeks of those quilts in your pics. I, too, love my walking foot and hope to use it this weekend!

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  3. ok, you sold me! im now looking for one!!

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  4. Ha Ha that is great. I LOVE mine. I agree on every count. It sure has made my life easier! I have not tried circles yet, now you have inspired me!

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  5. Hahaha, I used my walking foot for the first time today and I can't believe I went this long without it either! It is amazing how smoothly quilting goes with it. Love you circles!

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  6. Maybe you could do a quick tutorial on using the walking foot to quilt in circles? I've used a walking foot for quite some time, but never in circles. I didn't know they could do that.

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  7. Haha - I agree!! Love the quilting :)

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  8. I second all of that!! Walking feet are awesome :)

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  9. Love this post! HAHA! I love mine too!

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  10. Very true, just used mine for the first time. We had a couple of teething problems but really so much better once I got used to it.

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  11. I am just starting with machine quilting! How in the world do you quilt such a large quilt? Fun post.

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  12. Dropped by from P&J LGA - lol, isn't a walking foot just the best thing ever? No stopping you now! :)

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  13. Great post! Thanks for the giggle at the end of a long day.

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  14. Definitely going to be my next quilting purchase!

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  15. Love your circles! And I love my walking foot, too! But I haven't tried circles yet. Any advice about how to start?

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  16. I have a walking foot, but I have fell quite that in love with it! But I think it's because the opening on my machine is too small for much of a quilt.

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  17. Ah, yes, a wonderful invention! (I'm still 4,000km from home and 500+ blog posts behind so reading but not commenting -- feels very strange -- but I couldn't resist commenting here!)

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