Wednesday, 24 October 2012
The Quilting Foot
Often an old Singer machine will have a quilting foot with the attachments, together with a quilting guide.
Once the foot has been attached to the machine, the rod of the quilting guide can be inserted through the groove at the top part of the foot.
The quilting guide can be inserted from either the right or the left, depending on which way you want it to face.
I have to admit that I have yet to master the use of the quilting foot. There has been too much rumpling and skidding going on, which may be partly due to the fact that I have only ever tried it out with synthetic wadding.
The other slight problem I have had is that I am used to occasionally letting my finger touch the front part of the foot while I am sewing. This gives no trouble with a regular foot, but because with the quilting foot there is such a short distance between the front of the foot and the needle, I have had the needle come down on my fingernail a couple of times. Stupid, I know. Fortunately I have always had tough fingernails, so the needle has come off worst - just a slight bend making it come bashing down on the side of the foot with my next stitch.