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Sunday, December 20, 2009

New Feet


Here is the foot that came with the machine. It's very difficult to see what you are doing throught that plastic. Also, occasionally it seems to twist a bit and then I break a needle on the plastic. Not good at all for the machine or my quilting project.


Here is the new foot installed. I tried it out and it works great. I can see where I am going and it seems to run smoother because there is less area touching the quilt. In front I am holding the quarter inch foot. It slides along the edge of a ruler or template. I haven't tried it yet since I don't have any thick templates. I don't want to use a regular ruler (which is made of thinner plexiglass than templates) in case it jumps off the edge and sews my fingers. This machine is very strong and fast. It could easily put a needle through fingernail and bone so I'm taking no chances.

4 comments:

Judith said...

Yes and I know what that feels like. I have done it on more than one occassion. It was an occupational hazard as I was a machinist for many years.

Lise said...

woohoo, glad you love it too...and I'll have to try that running along the ruler or template..I will wait til after xmas to try this out running along side of a ruler... can't wait to see this... thanks...

Elaine Adair said...

Thanks for this tip for our Janome's. I've saved it for NEW so I can study it more. Keep letting us know how it is working for you.

Tracy said...

I've been saving this post in my reader for awhile to remind me to change out the foot on the machine at work ('my' quilt shop). Our newbies, especially, break needles left and right with the larger but less-open foot. I'll be glad if the new foot helps them out (and lowers the frustration level!).

Thanks for the public service announcement!