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Janome Open Toe Quilt Set (High Shank)

Using the free motion foot

The Open-Toe Free Motion Foot allows you to do free motion techniques with an unobstructed view of your needle. To install the foot, first:

  • Loosen the presser foot screw, and remove the existing foot and ankle from your machine.
  • Set the free motion foot in place so the bar at the top goes over the needle screw
  • Then, re-tighten the screw
  • Lower your feed dog. You may also choose to use the optional straight-stitch needle plate.
  • For free-motion stippling, simply choose a straight stitch and begin
  • It’s best to run the machine at a fairly fast pace. You control the stitching by moving your fabric. The clear, open-toe design of the foot makes it easy to see where you’ve been.

You can also do a technique called “thread painting”, where you use stitching to highlight parts of a print. Use your free motion stitching to outline the pieces you want to emphasize.

 

Quilting with the open-toe foot

The Janome Open-Toe Quilt Set includes a walking foot, a quilt bar and an open-toe free motion foot. The open-toe walking foot has special feed dogs, which pull your top layers of fabric through at the same speed as the bottom layers. This keeps your quilting layers from shifting. To use the open-toe walking foot, first:

  • Remove the presser foot and ankle on your machine by loosening the screw on the left
  • When you attach the walking foot, make sure the bar goes over the needle screw
  • Then, tighten the presser foot screw
  • The open-toe design makes it easier to see the needle and to do things like stitch in the ditch quilting

Using the quilting bar

The quilting bar attachment on the Open-Toe Quilt Set lets you do even rows of stitching through all layers of your quilt. To use the open toe walking foot with the quilting bar, first:

  • Remove the presser foot and ankle on your machine by loosening the screw to the left
  • When you attach the walking foot, make sure the bar goes over the needle screw
  • Then, tighten the presser foot screw
  • Attach the quilting bar by sliding it in to the groove on the back of the foot.
  • Slide it in or out to get your spacing. The guide will rest on your previous row of stitching. As you sew, keep your eyes on the guide, making sure it stays in the seam.

And now, you have a perfectly parallel row of stitching. Repeat the process to make as many rows as you like.