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Old 27-03-2012, 10:29   #16
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Re: Which Sewing Machine ?

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... Also, the Pfaff’s do not have a walking foot ...
I used one of these:

http://www.pfaff.com/global/media/Fr/hobbyfeatures.pdf

and they worked just great on up to 3 layers of new 8oz dacron.

I am surprised you say that Pfaff does not have the walking foot as I remember using some very basic (and very old) Pfaffs that did!

I also used an old Bernina once and that was probably mechanically the smoothest toy I ever applied to canvas. But it was not easy to tune! Still - all metal parts, etc.. It came at 60 USD or something like that from a garage sale.

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One of what? Please clarify. I could not find a Walking Foot accessory on the PDF. If I can get a walking foot for a Pfaff 130, then I may still buy one based on its price point. It would be great for canvas and probably ok for sail repair.

Please be patient. I'm trying to come up to speed in a short period of time. Thanks.
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One of what? Please clarify. I could not find a Walking Foot accessory on the PDF. If I can get a walking foot for a Pfaff 130, then I may still buy one based on its price point. It would be great for canvas and probably ok for sail repair.

Please be patient. I'm trying to come up to speed in a short period of time. Thanks.
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I have used one of the (new) Hobby series and judged from how it managed layered dacron I took the walking foot was on it. You can't go wrong by simply asking the seller or asking for a demonstration if you buy from a Pfaff representative.

I also used very old, very basic Pfaffs - these definitely had walking feet.

Do get a walking foot machine in any case (!!!). Zig-zag a must and triple step zig-zag not a bad thing either.

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