I love to free motion quilt. I don’t get to worried about making the perfect stitch shapes. I think of it more as doodling or scribbling. But, I do like to see where I am going and how close I am to previous stitches. I really do want an even fill of stitches across the quilt top. This little Janome QO foot gives me the freedom to do that.
There are some unique qualities to this foot. This foot attaches to the machine with two different attachment bars on the foot. The back bar on the foot slides into the back of the foot holder first then you lower the presser foot to attach (snap into place) the front bar of the foot. This secures the foot onto the foot holder so it will not move when sewing.
Drop the presser foot bar and you will see the foot floats just above the throat plate of the machine. Make sure the feed dogs are lowered by selecting the appropriate quilting setting in the sewing applications screen of your Janome machine. Use this foot when quilting a thinner quilt sandwich. You may want to set the machine to a medium speed setting.
Before you begin your stitching you will want to pull up the lower bobbin thread tail to the surface to avoid thread nests and dragging the tail of the thread over the back side of the fabric. This way the back of the quilted project looks as nice as the front side.
Because the Janome QO foot is open toe, you can see easily where you are going while creating your quilting lines. This foot is used when stitching straight stitches. You will be able to easily stitch close to appliqued patches or to other defined area stitches without crossing over your stitch lines. I love this ability to get up close to other elements in an all over stitch design.
This is great for a beginner free motion quilter as there is less bulk to the foot and you can see clearly where you need to go.
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PLEASE NOTE: This QO foot is compatible with the following Janome models: MC12000; MC15000; MC9400; Skyline S9 and Skyline S7 – all our models which have auto presser foot lift/pivot function. The QO foot clips onto the regular foot ankle/foot holder and works in conjunction with firmware installed in these machines. It is not compatible with other models which do not have auto presser foot lift but do have a different Free Motion system. Please refer to many other blog posts we have done on janome life where we have covered free motion quilting with the darning/hopping foot PD-H and the Convertible Free Motion foot set (which is available for high and low shank models).