The Free Motion Quilting Project: More Zigzag Path with a Walking Foot

Monday, June 22, 2015

More Zigzag Path with a Walking Foot

I'm giving Zigzag Path another try, this time in my latest T-shirt Quilt Block! Find the article and video right here.

Up until February this year, I hadn't touched my walking foot in more than 8 years. I figured free motion quilting could do everything walking foot quilting could, so why bother switching to that big, clunky foot?

Having machine quilted with a walking foot a lot more over the last few months, I can definitely say my attitude has changed. I do find this style of quilting much, much easier for managing stitching in the ditch and straight line quilting.

Yes, it can be challenging to walking foot quilt in tight spaces, or when you need to rotate the block a lot. I believe this is all part of project design - don't tackle huge projects with really fiddly, direction changing designs. Instead bite off a smaller project like our T-Shirt Quilt project and experiment with lots of textures and designs on a smaller quilt block.

Let's go quilt,

Leah Day

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