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?