We introduce another new series on janomelife: JANOME PICK OF THE MONTH. You are sure getting plenty input in 2018 from us here at janomelife!
This month Yvonne (our Janome Canada Freelance Educator based in Vancouver, BC) shares some thoughts with you on clear plastic feet. I think you will find it useful and a great reminder if you already know these points.
We bought the machine and all the accessories. We may have a huge amount of accessory feet that fit our specific model of machine. Sometimes we actually organize them in little boxes with the perfect amount of space for each foot. But, do we use all of them? Do we have a favorite few we use all the time? What makes a foot more likely for us to use instead of another one?
My favorite sewing machine feet are clear plastic. Why? I like the visibility of the stitches under the foot while sewing. I prefer this over the metal feet. That does not mean I don’t use all the other feet I have, I just have a habit/preference of using certain ones most of the time.
The two feet I use the most are the F and F2 feet for my Janome Horizon 15000 Quiltmaker machine. These are both clear plastic and have great stitch visibility.
Sometimes I need the extra feed dog contact so I use the F foot (on the right in the above pic). Sometimes I want the maximum visibility so I use the open toe F2 foot (on the left in the pic above). And in case you are wondering: the foot in the middle is the Applique foot AP.
Two other feet that I am appreciating more & more are the tiny little free motion quilting feet QO (Open – on left in pic below) and QC (closed – on right in pic below) These are standard feet on my on my Janome Horizon 15000 Quiltmaker machine, but are also included with the Janome Mc12000 and Janome MC9400. They are very small and I can quilt easily into tight little areas and still have great visibility through the clear plastic.
I love that Janome gives me a great selection of specialty feet to choose from. We will all have our favorites and we can count on Janome to be there for us.