12 August 2010

New Toy

I picked this up some time ago, but never really got around to using it.

It's a darning foot. I know what you're thinking, where on God's earth have I been quilting without a darning foot, right?

Well, I've only ever done machine straight stitching and hand quilting. I remember once trying to free motion withOUT a darning foot (I didn't realise I needed one at that time - duuh). Suffice to say that the outcome was NOT pretty. And I'm not talking about the quilt there.

I was finally educated one day by the lady at my local quilt shop.

"Ohhhhhhhh," I said. "You mean I need a special foot?"

"Yeeessss, indeed you do", came the reply, in a tone I normally hear reserved exclusively for 6 year olds.

So I pocketed the little gadget she gave me and went home dreaming of all the beautifully stippled baby quilts I was going to produce, and shortly after managed to promptly forget all about it.

Until a couple of weeks ago, when I unearthed the foot from under a pile of lint and bits.

And therefrom began my darning foot adventures:


Somebahdy help me!

Getting better maybe?

Did I hear someone laughing?

They say practice makes perfect. So I'm going to practice and practice until I can do a decent stipple. And one day hopefully I'll show you a really nicely stippled quilt.

Wish me luck and patience. Better yet, any tips?


Unknown said...

hi kak! mind sharing when u found that darning foot? is it singer?

Zara said...

Hello Si Kurus!

Sorry for the late reply, have been bit busy.

As far as I can see the foot doesn't have any brand. But my machine is a singer (low shank), and it fits all low shank Singer machines.

Hope that helps. Please let me know if you need more help. I bought it cheap, I think about RM30-RM35 if not mistaken. There was also a more expensive one. If you live in KL I can let you know where to get it from.

Take care and Hugs!