Thursday, September 9, 2010

speeding ticket

I use this walking foot to attach binding...
quilt with straight lines...
and whenever my project is a little too thick.
I wondered recently if it was working correctly.
I took it in to see the Sewing machine Doctor.
Yes. I'm having issues.
Turns out...There's a speed limit on these "doohickeys"!!!
Who knew???
I went so fast...
I almost stripped the gears!!!
I guess machines can sometimes go faster than
a walking foot was meant to go.

I gave myself a reminder.
It's not going to work.
I just know it.
I know how fast I want to go!!
I know it will take more than a little reminder to
slow me down!!!
I Tried.
And then I realized......
This little foot will work much better for me!!
I can keep it going in a straight line!!!


  1. LOL! I've done the same thing...

    PS... did you see that you won over on the Vintage Sheets blog?!?!

    Jennifer :)

  2. Who knew? I suppose that's why it's called a "walking" foot not a "running" foot. Thanks for the tip!

  3. i feel your pain. i think i press mine to it's limits, too. I haven't wrote a note to myself on mine, but maybe i should???;)

  4. You're killing me! Remember, walk don't run! Silly girl. . .

  5. Maybe if you had to pay a fine every time you were speeding....?

  6. You make me laugh, girl!
    P.S. Have you already sent fabric for your Nittany Block Party project this month? I just want to make sure mine's not lost in the mail.

  7. Who knew? I'm a pokey sewer so I don't think I'll have a problem!

  8. lol Beth! I had no idea walking feet were so sensitive. Mine seems to be ok so far, hopefully it doesn't ever give me any problems!

  9. I am not good at fast....I think I crawl.