Some of the links on this page are affiliate links. If you buy thru them, I receive a small commission—at no extra cost to you. This helps me provide all the free information on this site. To learn more, read my full Disclosure Policy.

Walking foot fork slips

by Cindy Davis
(Greenfield, IN )


My walking foot forks won't stay on the needle clamp when machine starts to stitch.

Please help.

Thanks!

Reply

Double check your sewing machine manual and also the instructions that came with the foot.

Confirm in the manual that you've got the right walking foot for your machine. Different models can have different shanks (hi or low) and that will definitely effect how the foot does or doesn't work.

If it's the right presser foot, then check the box the foot came in for a screw with a longer head on it. The original screws that hold the needle have a short head. The longer one provides a large enough space for the fork to rest and not slip off of.

Finally, re-attach the foot to your machine following the instructions that came with it to the letter, double checking that it is inserted onto the needle bar or shank completely and that the screw that holds it in place is tight enough.

On my Viking sewing machine, the fork fits around the needle clamp screw and not on top of it. Your machine's directions will tell you for sure. It's easy to miss...I've done it myself.

Let me know how it works. If it doesn't, a picture could be helpful in solving your problem. Just send it to me at hdfbyjulie at live dot com (changing the words to symbols where needed).

Thank you for your question.

Piecefully,

Julie Baird
Editor

Click here to post comments

Return to GQP's Quilting Forum.

Click here to go to the Home Page


Search This Site




Quilt patterns,
books and kits
to tempt you!

Click any of the images or links below for more info...

Fold-N-Stitch Wreath pattern
Fold-N-Stitch Wreath
by Poorhouse Quilt Design


Farm Girl Vintage
by Lori Holt


Gypsy Wife
by Jen Kingwell






Craftsy


Enhance your
Fabric Resource Center
aka 'Stash'

Click on the images to go to Amazon.com for more choices.


Click here for MORE
Kaffe fabrics



Click here for MORE
Batik fabrics



Subscribe...

...to STASH Talk,
our free newsletter.
Simply complete
the form below...

E-mail Address
First Name
Then

Don't worry...
Your e-mail address is
totally secure.

I promise to use it
only to send you
Stash Talk.