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« on: June 05, 2010 12:47:05 AM »

I want to get a free motion foot for my sewing machine, but I don't know whether to get one with an open or closed toe. Does it even make much difference?

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« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2010 01:01:22 PM »

I recently converted to open-toe for my bsr, and like it much better - there's just better visibility in general. That being said, if I'm free-motion echo quilting, I prefer the closed toe because there's a nice easy guide built in.
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2010 09:30:23 AM »

If you can, go to a local sewing machine shop and see if you can try them both out. It really is a matter of personal preference. I've worked with two different closed toe free motion feet and even they were very different from one another. Trying them out is the only way you know for sure which one you prefer.

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« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2010 08:49:28 AM »

for me, its more important that the free motion foot be clear instead of metal - this way nothing blocks my line of sight..

then after that it really makes no difference to me if its an open or closed foot because my line of sight isn't blocked.

i use the Big Foot for free motion. i have one high shank and one low shank since i have both styles of sewing machines.
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