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Turning a corner with a walking foot

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Turning a corner with a walking foot

Post by QuiltingLyon » Sun Jun 09, 2019 12:36 am

I'm working on expending my walking foot topquilting techniques beyond the stitch in the ditch. I'm working with a Janome Jem Golf, and the issue I'm having is that if I try to turn at a right angle, the bobbin pulls up through the bottom and the top stitching isn't a crisp line- you can see wherw the bobbin thread is lassoing the stitches in place.
Any suggestions on how to make a nice crisp corner with a basic machine and walking foot?

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Re: Turning a corner with a walking foot

Post by rosebud3 » Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:25 am

If you are referring to using the walking foot to attach the binding, it will be the same instructions as using any foot. Stitch to the 1/4 inch and stop, with needle down turn the quilt 1/4 turn, backstitch off the edge, fold the binding to form a right angle and continue stitching down second side. Hope this helps. If not look up a youtube video on how to attach binding to a quilt. Good luck.


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Re: Turning a corner with a walking foot

Post by auntjana » Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:35 am

The problem could be that the stitch is not locking together - the top and the bottom threads. To solve that problem, make sure that the needle is down in the fabric, stop and start the needle back up, j7st a little bit, stop, and then turn your 90 degree angle. By putting the needle down, then just starting the upstroke, the threads will lock together, eliminating that bottom thread miss.


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