Have you ever used a walking foot? I make a lot of small quilted projects (pillow tops, table runners and the like), and I’ve struggled with the actual quilting part. The stitches were never consistent. They’d be short and tight where I sewed over seams, and long or even skipped where I pulled the fabric to keep it moving. And half the time there would be a mess of threads on the back where the fabric got stuck under the presser foot.
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After several projects I was less than happy with, I bought a walking foot. I was a little concerned that it would be complicated to use, but it wasn’t. Not at all. See for yourself:
These donut pot holders/mug rugs are the kind of project that used to drive me nuts.
They have a layer of insulated batting between two layers of low loft batting, so they’re thick. With the walking foot, quilting them was a breeze. No more pushing, pulling and swearing to get the fabric to move. No uneven stitches.
Want a walking foot for your next quilting project? You can find lots of inexpensive options on Amazon.