Doin’ what it does best………………….

My Handi Quilter “Glide” foot, that is. I first wrote about it here and described a fun secondary use here, but its primary use, and the reason I purchased it, is for this………IMG_5828  When stitching around all those beautiful vintage edgings (or anything that has a bit of open-work or a raised edge such as applique), a regular machine foot will have the maddening “talent” of getting caught/hooked in the embroidery but not with this beauty. That clear plastic ‘bowl’ just skims perfectly over any irregular surface allowing me to stitch/secure the doily, or whatever, to the foundation.

Now, having said all that, there is one caveat…….when doing the stitching, the ability to view exactly where the needle is piercing the fabric is a titch difficult to see (it does seem to lessen the longer I use it!). This bit of distortion is magnified by the fact that I’m stitching a white-on-white piece. I’m sure that outlining/echoing around a colorful applique/motif will lessen this a bit. I’ll see.

I do think that it’s a helpful purchase if you find yourself with pieces that have cut-work, fancy embroidery or applique requiring close stitching. Now, let’s go quilting………………

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About treadlemusic

A quilter who rides motorcycle, living on a small hobby farm in southeastern Minnesota. Grandmother and Great Grandmother.
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6 Responses to Doin’ what it does best………………….

  1. Thread crazy says:

    Looking good..not sure my older sweet 16 will take this. .need to check wit HQ.

  2. Debbierose says:

    I like this, wonder if something similar is available for my “brother”

    • treadlemusic says:

      It really is a handy foot to have. No longer does the foot ‘catch’ on all that open/cut work or get hooked on the edge of an applique that I’m stitching around closely.

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