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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 rude words, August 25th 2013
Walking Feet
Hopping/ Darning/ Freemotion Feet
Feed Cover Plates and Lifters
Embroidery Feet and Attachments
Quarter-inch feet

Old-fashioned Methods

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

QF074 Low Shank, used but good, metal in all the right places; £25

QF075 New Low Shank Japanese; £35

QF012 New High Shank; £30

QF023 For New Home/Janome High shank machine (will fit other HS machines); £30

QF062 Japanese High Shank; £30

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

QF039a Singer Slant Shank Walking Foot (Marked M); £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.. Nice, Low Shank; £35

Embroidery Feet and Attachments

Mordella Embroidery attachment
QF017 Mordella Embroidery attachment with reproduced instructions. Very rare, and great fun...£25
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 hard to find.. £35

QF046 Another Singer Featherweight type, VG; £35

QF052 Singer 320 special foot, 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

QF002a
As QF002 with Open Toe; £14-50

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

QF058 Janome Memory Craft 8000 (High Shank) BNIB; £18.50

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
Oval 
Metal  Hopping Foot
QF004 Low Shank Oval Metal Closed Toe £9-50
Free-motion foot for High Shank machines
HS015 For High Shank machines £12.50
(I have used one of these on a Singer 331, your mileage may vary..)

QF032 Low Shank Tiny metal; £8.50

QF057 Low Shank Metal, small hoop; £14.50

QF054 Low Shank Singer; £10

QF045 Low Shank Metal round hole, VG; £12.50

Feed Cover Plates and Lifters

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...

NP044 15-class ZZ cover plate; £4

NP080 Pfaff Feed Cover; £5

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

NP175 Singer 401 Raising plate 161608; £5

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

NP093 Cover plate for Singer 66 and 99 class machines; Good; £7.50, Out of Stock

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

NP204 Feed and bobbin cover Singer 189723; £10

NP014 Frister and Rossman needle-plate and lifter plate. Very rare; £10

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

NP180 Singer Feed cover 507114, 700 series; £4

NP181 Singer Feed cover 507221; £4

NP185 Singer 5024578 ZZ; £4

NP195 Singer Futura 381388; £5

NP195 Underneath..

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

NP200 Plastic, new; £1.50

NP123 Singer plastic feed-cover 381459; £2

NP124 Singer plastic feed-cover 312392; £2

NP125 White plastic feed-cover; £2

NP179 Singer plastic; £2

NP183 Singer plastic "F"; £3

NP158, new; £2

NP188 Plastic; £1.50

Quarter-Inch Feet

Bernina Foot 37
OF037 Bernina Foot 37 - 1/4 inch foot for newer type Berninas; New £9-50
I don't often get 1/4 inch feet for Low Shank machines, but they are available new, try eBay
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