Did you know you can make an entire quilt with the AcuFeed Flex System? Just by changing the foot on the AcuFeed Flex System you have everything you need to do just that. There is a foot for each step of the process. And, with the AcuFeed Flex system, everything feeds wonderfully through the machine for nice even stitching and great results.
By raising your presser foot as high as it will go, you can easily change the foot of the AcuFeed Flex System. You do not need to remove the foot holder, just raise the pressure foot as high as it will go and you will have plenty of room to slip off one foot and slip on another.
The first step to quilt-making is piecing the quilt top. Attach the AcuFeed Quilt Piecing Foot (Twin) to the Twin/Dual AcuFeed Flex Foot Holder and set your machine to the 1/4″ stitch. You’re now ready to get that perfect 1/4″ seam.
Sometimes I like to make Frankenbatting. What is Frankenbatting you ask? Well, that’s when you take your batting scraps and stitch them together using a zigzag stitch. To make Frankenbatting use the basic AcuFeed Flex Foot. This is the foot that comes with the Twin/Dual AcuFeed Flex foot holder which is included with many Janome sewing machines.
Stitching in the ditch creates a crispness to the piecing and keeps everything lined up nicely. I don’t always stitch in the ditch, but when I do I can use the AcuFeed Ditch Quilting Foot.
I have to admit that I usually stitch in the ditch using my AcuFeed Open Toe Foot (Twin). I like to see my needle hitting the fabric in just the right place. And of course I also do my walking foot quilting with the open toe foot because of the maximum visibility.
The final step to making a quilt is attaching the binding. Whether you like to bind completely by machine or finish off your binding by hand you will need to attach one side of the binding with the machine. Use the AcuFeed Piecing Foot and the 1/4″ setting for this step. If binding completely by machine, turn the binding to the back and use the AcuFeed Ditch Quilting Foot to stitch from the top of the quilt right beside the binding making sure to catch the binding on the back.
Consider using these feet to make your next small project. Who knows, you may like it and never look back.
Quilt on! Melissa Marginet
ED – Melissa is teaching on online Quilting with your Walking Foot class March 23rd through participating Janome Dealers. While this class is SOLD OUT, please contact your local dealer if you are interested to be put on a waitlist. If there is enough interest, we will always run the class again. Happy Sewing!