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Hi all,

I am sewing lots of costumes for the local dance schools dance review. I have heard that a walking foot helps the fabric move through the machine easier and gives good results. I have a Bernina Virtuosa 153 Quilters Edition. I am sewing on spandex, jersey, tulle, satin etc. Just about anything really. Would I benifit from a walking foot? I would love feedback since the last time I looked the Bernina walking foot was $160 at the local fabric store.

Thak you,


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    Jan 28, 2013, 09.42 PMby arisaid

    Not tried a walking foot, but you could try a Teflon foot.

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    Jan 31, 2013, 01.51 PMby edithkopf2

    Thanks for the input! Not sure though what you mean by a teflon foot? How is it differnt from a walking foot? What are the advantages and disadvantages of both?

    Thanks for any help, Edith

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      Jan 31, 2013, 03.50 PMby katexxxxxx

      The walking foot gives you feed teeth on top of the fabric to complement those on the bottom, and helps to keep all the layers lined up as they go through the machine. A Teflon foot will be the same style as the regular foot, but will have a Teflon coating on the bottom that helps it to slide over certain fabrics.

      If you do a google seacrch for Teflon foot and walking or even feed foot, you ill see that they are quite different.

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