Re: Is there a Walking foot for mc15000?


Thanks Jim, I’m happy we can assist you growing new neurons in your brain, it keeps it healthy.  Enjoy your rest!
I thought the feed dogs in the foot were powered, so much to learn....

Sent: Monday, December 15, 2014 5:17 PM
Subject: Re: [janome12000] Re: Is there a Walking foot for mc15000?

Ceil you are asking the same questions I’m wondering about.  Thanks for explaining it Jim. 
I’m not sure I understand.  Are you explaining that because of the way the Janome feed dogs work we probably don’t need a walking foot, and the the dual feed foot is for times when we need differential?
Also, I didn’t realize the walking foot was just along for the ride.  I thought it actually had moving feet that helped bulky fabric feed better, when quilting for example.
I’m glad we can go backwards with the dual feed because I’ve been doing it until I read someone mention we shouldn’t recently.
Hoping he's not digging a deeper hole, Jim attempts further clarification:
There are some machines that need a walking foot in order to achieve what Janome's feed system does without one. That's not to say that there aren't times when a walking foot is necessary - two layers of cotton with batting in between being a perfect example of when it is a must.

I wouldn't say that the only time to activate the dual feed option is when you need to adjust the differential. The only time you don't need to activate it is when you want to stitch decorative or zig zag stitches.

The feed dogs do the job of feeding the fabric, but that doesn't mean the dual feed foot is just "along for the ride". It must clamp the fabric together so that all the fabrics are fed when the feed dogs move. The feed dogs in the dual feed foot can move along with the bottom feed dogs, but they are not powered.

I hope this explains it. I think I need to go lie down now.

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