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Husqvarna Viking – Free Motion Guide Foot
- For sewing in any direction (especially useful in quilting & embroidery)
- Guide markings for 1/4″ and 1/8″
- Fits Husqvarna Viking Sewing Machines in Category 7.
This free-motion guide foot has been designed for use with Husqvarna Viking Sewing Machines in Category 7.
A free-motion foot allows you to sew in any direction – a bit like “drawing” with your sewing machine. This particular version has been made from durable, clear plastic and has guide markings for 1/4″ and 1/8″. The transparency of the guide makes it easy to see what you are doing. The guide makes it easy to draw repeated patterns and to echo around lines by using the guides to follow the lines at a set distance apart. This is perfect for sewing projects like quilting or embroidering.
This presser foot has a screw-on attachment. Rather than just unclipping your current foot, you will need to unscrew the adaptor that the snap-on foot attaches to (also known as an ankle). Position this foot against the presser bar so that the hole lines up with the screw hole and screw it in place.
To move the fabric in any direction freely you need to cover/lower/disengage your feed dogs. This is the part of the machine that normally pulls the fabric through underneath your sewing machine foot, but you will be controlling the speed and direction of the fabric instead with this sewing machine foot.
Your machine may have a special stitch for free motion sewing so check your manual to see if you do. If not, you can select a straight stitch. The stitch length will depend on how fast you press the pedal to move the needle versus how quickly you are moving the fabric.
We recommend that you practice on scraps first of a similar type to the fabric you want to use for your project. This way you can make sure that you are happy with your technique first. Lower your presser foot – it won’t touch the bottom like a regular foot does. This foot will float over the top instead. We suggest that you may want to manually lower your threaded needle and lift back up once. Holding both sides of the thread that are now sticking out of the top of the fabric, gently pull upwards to lift the bobbin thread up and through your fabric. You can now hold both thread tails out of the way as you start to stitch. Without doing this, you can end up catching the thread and making a bird’s nest mess of thread underneath.
Stitch a couple of times on the spot before moving at a slow and steady pace to achieve even stitches. If you notice the fabric distorts or puckers, it is a delicate material, or you want to stitch with lots of twists, turns or concentrated intricate detailing in a small area, you may want to consider reducing the movement of the fabric to get a more professional finish. You can do this with the use of hoops, stabilisers or adding starch to your fabric.
You may also want to consider how best to transfer your design ideas onto your fabric to be able to easily follow. Carbon dressmaking pattern transfer paper or tracing your design onto a dissolvable stabiliser that you place on top of your fabric can work really well for transferring intricate patterns or pictures that you want to print out and copy.
As you stitch, try to keep your shoulders and arms relaxed. This helps you not only to feel better with longer periods of sewing but will also help you to guide your fabric more smoothly and fluidly which will help you reduce thread breakages and keep a more consistent stitch length.
Free motion sewing isn’t just for quilting and embroidery projects, adding pictures, organic shapes or bold geometric patterns can add real personality and unique detail to so many sewing projects. In clothing, you can add little (or big!) details to collars, cuffs, hems or pockets for a bit of fun. Or maybe add monograms to pillows, a pet portrait to a phone case, festive shapes to table runners or anything else that you can think of!
If you’re not sure which category your Husqvarna Viking Sewing Machine is, then don’t worry. Click on the “Compatibility” tab in this listing and you’ll find all the sewing machines that this foot is designed to work with. If you want to click on the link for your sewing machine, you will be taken to a page where you can see all the different feet we have that will fit your machine. If this free motion foot isn’t the ideal fit for you or your machine, you can browse the rest of our range of free-motion sewing machine feet.
You can also see all of our Husqvarna Viking Sewing Machine Feet here.
Known Compatible Machines:
Husqvarna Viking Brilliance 75Q, Husqvarna Viking Brilliance 80, Husqvarna Viking Designer Diamond, Husqvarna Viking Designer Diamond DeLuxe, Husqvarna Viking Designer Diamond Royale, Husqvarna Viking Designer I, Husqvarna Viking Designer II, Husqvarna Viking Designer Ruby, Husqvarna Viking Designer Ruby DeLuxe, Husqvarna Viking Designer Sapphire 85, Husqvarna Viking Designer SE, Husqvarna Viking Designer SE Limited Edition, Husqvarna Viking Designer Topaz 20, Husqvarna Viking Designer Topaz 30, Husqvarna Viking Designer Topaz 40, Husqvarna Viking Eden Rose 250C, Husqvarna Viking Opal 690Q, Husqvarna Viking Quilt Designer, Husqvarna Viking Quilt Designer II, Husqvarna Viking Ruby Royale, Husqvarna Viking Sapphire 830, Husqvarna Viking Sapphire 835, Husqvarna Viking Sapphire 850, Husqvarna Viking Sapphire 855, Husqvarna Viking Sapphire 870Q, Husqvarna Viking Sapphire 875Q, Husqvarna Viking Sapphire 930, Husqvarna Viking Sapphire 960Q, Husqvarna Viking Sapphire 965Q, Husqvarna Viking Topaz 25, Husqvarna Viking Topaz 50, Husqvarna Viking Tribute 140C
DISCLAIMER: This list of compatible sewing machines has been compiled to the best of our knowledge. As we are unable to personally test every sewing machine on this list ourselves, we recommend that you check that the foot is fitted correctly and that the needle has sufficient clearance from the edges of the foot before you start to sew. If you have any problems with fitting your foot, please get in touch for help or to arrange a refund or exchange.