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Walking Foot

When my little sister was a toddler, I remember us listening to a lot of Hap Palmer music. If you have young children, I highly recommend this classic artist. Anyway, the other day I spotted an old book for one of his songs, which put that music into my head, and then one thing led to another. You know how that happens, right?

Where was I? Oh yes. One of his songs is about walking, and specifically learning to walk. And I got this new walking foot.

Most of the sewing I do is on my mom's sewing machine, so I special ordered the part for her machine from the Viking Sewing Center in my local JoAnn store. Everyone in the world must have had the same idea as I did, because it took over two months for the foot to arrive instead of the estimated two weeks.

When I placed the order, I was ready to jump in and do some quilting. Apparently the time waiting caused me to become a little nervous and I haven't even attached it to the sewing machine yet. But like a toddler learning to walk, I'm sure I can do this.

Practice Fabric

My goal for today is to use this fabric for some practice quilting. And perhaps I'll even manage to make it into something! My mom has a birthday just before the 4th of July, and even setting aside the patriotic, the colors will work in our kitchen. So I'm hoping for pot holders/trivets, I think.

If it goes really well, you might even get a little project tutorial out of it! Here's hoping I learn to walk today!

9 comments:

  1. Good luck! I hope the quilt turns out well.

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  2. LOL. Something tells me they will be wonderful, Mollie!!! :)

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  3. I've had a walking foot for about a month now. I need to learn to walk too!

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    1. Here's what I learned: Google how to install it. Be surprised by how easy it is.

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  4. Elyse4:50 PM

    Mollie,

    I LOVE my walking foot. To be honest, I leave it on my machine even when I am not quilting or piecing together multiple fabrics. Everything just seems to go more smoothly when the foot is on. :-) Best of luck learning to walk.

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    1. You're the second person to tell me that. And it makes sense! Now that I've tried the foot, I can tell that this is going to make my sewing life so much better!

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  5. I love this blog post because it reminded me of my first few years teaching kindergarten and I had Hap Palmer cassettes and (oh dear I'm old) records from a teacher friend who couldn't bear to get rid of them. His work is very classic :)
    I wonder if you sister listened to Raffi too? Baby Beluga? Thanks for letting me take a walk down memory lane. Hope your walking foot works splendidly!!

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    1. Swim so wild, and you swim so free! Yes, we love Raffi too, and I'm known to sing out some Bananaphone from time to time! How about Greg & Steve?

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  6. My mommy comes back, she always come back, she always comes back to get me!

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