Husqvarna Viking – Q Sensor Free Motion Foot


  • For free motion quilting and sewing
  • Suitable for sewing over puffy and spongy fabrics like wadding and fleece or around raised thread work like couching
  • Fits Husqvarna Viking Sewing Machines in category 7 (except Designer Epic)

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The Q Sensor foot has been designed to be used with Husqvarna Viking Sewing Machines only in category 7, excluding the Designer Epic model.

Unlike other presser feet, the name of this sewing machine foot isn’t giving anything away, so you might ask – What Is A Q Sensor Foot?  It’s a free-motion sewing machine foot (often also called a darning foot), that is designed to work with thick squishy fabrics like fleece, towelling or wadding. It can also easily move around textured surfaces like couched stitches where threads and cords have been stitched on the fabric top. Because it is a free-motion foot, it can sew in any direction, making it perfect for sewing projects like quilting or decorative sewing.

How Do You Install The Q Sensor Foot? Unlike snap-on feet, this foot needs screwing onto the bar that your snap-on adapter is usually attached to. So take a screwdriver and gently unscrew the ankle (the part that your snap-on feet clip onto). Lower your needle a little so that you can slide the arm of the foot (the long white part that sticks up) to hook over the top of the needle screw. Then line up the main body of the Q sensor foot around the presser foot bar so that it wraps around it. Screw it in place through the hole on the opposite side to your needle screw. Then select the Q Sensor setting in the machine menu. For best results it is recommended to use a single hole needle plate.

Once the foot is attached and the Q sensor setting has been selected, this foot is really easy to use. I highly recommend bringing your bobbin thread up through the fabric before you start to sew. You can do this by manually lowering and then raising your needle to make 1 stitch. Hold the thread in the needle still, as you gently pull on the tail of your thread until the loop of bobbin thread starts pulling upwards. You can then just ease it out and hold both thread tails to the back before lowering your foot and starting to sew. This way, you can’t accidentally catch the thread tail underneath and end up with a surprise bird-nest-style thread mess under your fabric.

Carefully guide your fabric as you sew trying to keep a relaxed and smooth motion. Remember that the more relaxed your shoulders and arms are, not only can you sew for longer and more comfortably, but also you’ll find that your movements become more fluid, so your stitches will look more consistent too. You might want to practice on some scraps first to build up your confidence before working on that puff quilt that’s taken you hours to make already!

If you aren’t certain of the category that your Husqvarna Viking sewing machine is in, then don’t worry. Just click on the “Compatibility” tab for a list of all the sewing machines that we know of that are compatible with this Q Sensor foot. If you click on your sewing machine name, you’ll also see all of the other feet that we have in stock that will fit your sewing machine too.

For more general help with sewing machine feet and fittings, you can take a look at our sewing machine foot guide.

You can also see all of our Husqvarna Viking Sewing Machine Feet here.

Known Compatible Machines:

Husqvarna Viking Category 7 Sewing 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 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 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.

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