Beginners in quilting almost never want to buy an industrial sewing machine. But you can use a mobile presser foot to start quilting on your standard machine. A movable presser foot makes it easy to sew through the three layers of fabric without creasing or wrinkling while sewing. If you don't have a walking foot and you can use a foot for darning, you should still be able to machine quilt.
She is the creator of the Free Motion Quilting Project, a blog filled with thousands of quilting tutorial videos. As you've already discovered, Donna, yes, the safest thing is that you can make a free-moving quilt without a foot in your machine. Free-motion quilting is a technique by which quilt stitches are added by stitching in any direction on the surface of the quilt. This is sometimes referred to as “match quilting” and is a very popular design for use in modern quilts.
My favorite way to cover the feed dogs in my machine is with a special piece of material called Supreme Slider. I was interested in learning how to make free-moving quilts, but I thought it would be necessary to buy a long-arm machine first. I needed a smoother surface because the fabric didn't slide well across the surface of the machine and table. I would like to purchase a simple, easy to use, yet complete machine for making beautiful quilts and decorating projects for my home.
The synchronized action allows all layers of the quilting or sewing project to move through the sewing machine at the same pace without moving away from each other. Quilt Basting Spray is an adhesive used to hold together fabric layers for machine quilting. Walking feet vary quite a bit in price, but are usually more expensive than other types of sewing machine presser feet. It's Question Thursday time, the day your questions are answered and hopefully it sets you on the right path for free-moving padding.
On my normal machine, there is a small cover that I can put over the feeders to allow free-moving padding. To machine quilt stitching lines, simply start on one side of the quilt and sew a line from one end to the other. The saleswoman said I could get the 9400qcp that would put quilt parts and it had space to quilt the entire quilt and I had money left to buy a separate embroidery machine.