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« on: August 15, 2012 02:54:41 PM »

is a Q foot the same as a freemotion foot? could I use my embroidery Q foot AS a free motion foot?
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« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2012 01:12:31 PM »

I asked the same question on the other sewing machine form, but didn't really get a good answer, so I started messing around to see what worked. Simply put, no, the Q foot is NOT a free-motion foot. However, I found that I WAS able to use it to free-motion quilt. I didn't try using it for applique or anything, but did use it to free-motion quilt a quilt sandwich (basically a layer of batting between two pieces of quilting cotton).

It worked quite well. To do it, I dropped my feed dogs (for me, this was a matter of just flipping a switch on the back of the machine), set my stitch length to zero, put the foot down, and sewed. Go REALLY slowly at start, because if you move the fabric too quickly and the needle is down in the fabric, you can break a needle. The only downside I found was that because the toe isn't open, it can be sort of difficult to see the stitches immediately next to where you are sewing, but overall, it works quite well.

Good luck, and please post to let us know how it worked out for you.
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« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2012 03:18:33 PM »

thanks so much!
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