Note: If you have a Walking Foot, now is the time to use it! The arm with the white coating that is above the foot, must be above the needle clamp screw when you attach the foot.
It is possible to quilt without a walking foot, it is just a tool that makes the process simpler, and less likely to have ‘puckers’. Just check your manual for directions – I don’t have to change anything on my machine except the stitch length.
Lengthen your stitch – I used a 3
When you reach the ‘Quilting’ stage of your project, you are faced with a few alternatives:
1. You can sew along the seam lines, using your foot as a guide. You might choose to sew along one side of the seam or both! This is how the Rainbow Machine Cover will be quilted.
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