Quilting and Embroidery Feet

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If you wish to quilt or embroider with your sewing machine, the proper foot is a must. For straight-line quilting (and for working with velvets and slippery fabrics) a Walking foot will ensure that the layers do not slip and the end result is satisfactory. Most of my quilting feet are new. If you are not sure whether one of these will fit your machine, please Click here to email me.

For free-motion quilting and embroidery, you need a Hopping Foot (also called a Darning or Freemotion foot.) You do NOT need a machine with dropping feed-dogs, nor do you need a modern machine - I quilt and freemotion quite happily on a Singer treadle which has not even discovered reverse, much less anything more sophisticated...
If you have a modern electronic machine you may need to buy the manufacturers foot..check your manual

You can buy modern plastic FM feet anywhere, but I prefer metal ones...
Quarter-inch Feet are good for piecing patchwork, as they help to keep a standard seam allowance. Remember to keep your zigzag turned off...
Page updated, with sundry ruder-than-usual words, May 25th 2014
Walking Feet
Hopping/ Darning/ Freemotion Feet
Feed Cover Plates and Lifters
Embroidery Feet and Attachments
Quarter-inch feet

Old-fashioned Methods

QF082 Singer 86294 Sprung Needle-clamp Embroidery foot - you can put these on a Back-clamp 66 Singer!
Extremely uncommon; £40

QF082 Another view..
Quilt Foot
SF011 Singer Quilt Foot; £5
Spring Needle
QF010 Singer Spring Needle, for Free motion work; £12.50 with reproduced instructions
Be warned - these are hard to use. However, if you have a back-clamp 66 this is what you get...

QF055 Another sort of Darning Spring; £10

Walking Feet

Please note - none of the High Shank feet listed below are suitable for Industrial machines, but all should work on most domestic models which take this sort of foot. Low shank feet are pretty much interchangeable on all models..
All Low Shank feet will work on Singer Featherweights

QF075 Low Shank with quilt guide; £35
These are my recommendation for almost all older machines

QF023 For New Home/Janome High shank machine (will fit other HS machines); £30
QF023a Identical apart from being Low Shank; £35

QF063 Frister and Rossmann High Shank, new in box with fixing screw; £30

QF005 Japanese High Shank, new; £30

QF039 Singer Slant Shank Walking Foot (unmarked); £30

QF039b Singer Slant Shank Walking Foot (Marked 5); £30

QF068 Not really a walking foot, but hard to categorise, so it's here anyway. This is a "go any way" for a Singer Symphonie (slant shank) machine; £35

QF071 And another oddity.. This works like a walking foot but I think it's for "difficult" fabrics..
(Edited to add "Knit Foot" apparently..)
Nice, Low Shank; £35

Embroidery Feet and Attachments

Mordella Embroidery attachment
QF017 Mordella Embroidery attachment with reproduced instructions. Very rare, and great fun...£25 (Sorry, out of stock)
Stoppax darning attachment
QF016 Stoppax darning attachment, with reproduced instructions. Pretty rare, and great fun...£25

Free-motion/ Hopping/ Darning Feet

QF035 Singer Featherweight type hopping foot, fits all Low Shank machines (part number 121094 )
These are getting harder to find.. £35

QF046 Another Singer rarity, 171071, VG; £35

QF052 Singer 320 special foot, 181235 or 161236, VG; £37.50
Metal Hopping Foot - for Darning, Free-motion quilting, Embroidery etc.
QF002 Low Shank Metal Hopping Foot - for Darning, Free-motion quilting, Embroidery etc. These are new and good quality, easy to use, and highly recommended.. £14-50

As QF002 with Open Toe; £14-50
QF002b as above for High Shank machines; £14.50

QF027 Low Shank New (easy to use); £10

QF072 Modern; £12.50

QF073 Husquvarna Low Shank, BNIB; £20

QF077 Square hoop metal; £9.50

QF078 With yarn slot, HS; £8.50

QF079 Narrow slot, LS; £12.50

QF080 Small hoop, LS; £10

QF081 Small hoop, HS; £12.50

QF066 Singer slant shank, good; £20

QF040 Singer Low Shank; £7.50

QF067 High Shank, good; £10

QF060 Slant shank, for Singer 401, looks unused; £25

QF041 Low Shank Metal, round, good; £8.50

QF043 Low Shank Metal upright, good; £14.50

QF047 Low Shank Singer plastic, good; £10

QF037 Low Shank Metal small hoop, VG; £18.50
QF038 Nice Pfaff (fits other machines) Hopping Foot
QF038 Nice Pfaff (fits other machines) Low Shank; £12.50

QF044 Low Shank Metal round hole, VG; £10

QF025 Low Shank Oval closed-toe; £9.50
Oval Metal Open Toe Hopping Foot
QF003 Oval Metal Open Toe; £9-50

QF028 New Low Shank (old-style; suitable for all older machines); £8.50
Husqvarna Clip-on Free-motion foot
QF008 Husqvarna Viking Clip-on foot; £15

QF019 Low Shank Metal, with yarn slot; £12
Metal  Hopping Foot
QF004 Low Shank Oval Metal Closed Toe £9-50

QF057 Low Shank Metal, small hoop; £14.50

QF054 Low Shank Singer; £10

QF045 Low Shank Metal round hole, VG; £12.50

Feed Cover and Raising Plates

I personally dislike these. I find that they are difficult to adjust and tend to break needles. On most machines, if you have the right foot, all you may have to do is to set the stitch length to zero and all will work just fine. If you have a machine which drops its feed-dogs, or if you are prepared to use a screwdriver and take the feed-dogs out, that's even better. However, if you must...

NP094 Feed cover plate for Pfaff; £5
NP052 as above but scruffier; £4.50

NP080 Pfaff Feed Cover; £5

NP093 Cover plate for Singer 66 and 99 class machines, also 185, 275 etc.; £7.50

NP042 Singer feed-cover plate for round-bobbin 15 and 201 machines; Back in Stock! £7.50

NP044 15-class ZZ cover plate, probably from a Brother/ Janome/ New Home; £4

NP079 Feed Cover of Unknown Origin; £3 (I am informed that this looks like the one for a Brother buttonholer)

NP212 15 class?; £5

NP044a 15 class SS; £4

NP222 Singer 352150 for 327; £8.50

NP040 Plate lifter - these are for later 15 class and ZZ machines and stuff under the needle plate to raise it up. Look in your manual for the right type, which may be this one or NP041 (right); £2

NP041 See note on NP040; £2

NP189 Chain-stitch bobbin cover; £5

NPFC001, very good, Brother?; £6

NP223 Singer 86080 for 27/28/127/128; £10

NP185 Singer 5024578 ZZ; £4

NP207 Singer, matches NP095 set above; £5

NP195 Singer Futura 381388; £5

NP195 Underneath..

NP172 Singer 700 series 506234; £4
Singer zz plate
NP015 Singer zz plate £4

NP181 507221; £4

NP175 Singer 401 Raising plate 161608; £8.50

NP124 Singer plastic feed-cover 312392; £2

NP125 White plastic feed-cover; £2

NP224 I thought these were the Featherweight ones, but the needle does not meet the hole - any ideas? £10

NPFC003 Pfaff 60407, matches NP298; £5

NP183 Singer plastic "F"; £3

NP158, new; £2

NP188 Plastic; £1.50

NP276 From Singer slant machine; £2

NP225 For Singer and other buttonhole attachments; £10

NP226 Featherweight?; £12.50

NP202 Flat metal; £7

NPFC002 72 x 82 mm; £5

NPFC004 Longer buttonhole feed cover (82 x 77 mm); £12.50
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