When I first started quilting I was determined not to send my quilts out for top stitching, so my method was to use my walking foot. There were two reasons, cost of course and it didn't feel like mine anymore if someone else finished the best part. I did all of them this way until last summer when I purchased the Tiara.
The reason for this post came about when a friend didn't realize the width of a walking foot was one inch. She just knew she was told to buy it and the three layers of the quilt sandwich didn't shift when she used it which is a good thing.
This is my walking foot for the Viking Ruby
What makes the walking foot extra special are the teeth that look like another set of feed dogs on the bottom of the foot
Make sure the extended "C" part of the foot goes around your needle screw so it works with the movement of the needle
I started with one straight line~ from the outside edge to the center needle is 1/2"
Once you stitch the 1/2" lines they will fall on the green dots, the center stitch will make the 1/4" line. Once the 1/4" line is stitched they will fall on the yellow dots and stitching down the center will create the last 1/8" line
This is matchstick quilting
My favorite is the 1/2" straight line quilting or random width straight lines. Do you have a favorite.
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