How to Modify a Quilting or Darning Foot
A reader asks...
The plastic on my presser foot obstructs view of my needle, what foot do you suggest?
I assume that you're talking about a free motion quilting foot.
If you are unhappy with the foot as it is, so much so, that you don't want to use it, I recommend using a Dremel tool
to sand or cut away the offending plastic part.
If you accidentally take off too much, you didn't want to use the foot anymore anyway.
If you get it just right, you've saved yourself some money AND
created a more usable foot.
My Favorite Free Motion Foot
If your plan is to purchase a more workable version of a darning foot (sometimes called a free motion foot, a quilting foot or a hopping foot) then I'd suggest one with an offset shank that is metal and horseshoe shaped. This is my favorite to use for most free motion quilting.
The offset shank allows you to see behind the needle.
The opening in the front of the foot puts nothing between your eyes and where the needle pierces the quilt top...especially helpful if you are following a draw line with free motion quilting.
Thank you for your question. I hope this is helpful to you.