Monday, 19 November 2012
How the Hopping Foot Works
This is the foot that I use for free motion quilting on the Singer 15K treadle.
The hopping foot has to be put on with the lever in position above the screw of the needle clamp. When sewing the motion of the machine will move the lever up with every stitch. The spring in the hopping foot will make the lever come back down as the needle goes back down.
When the lever is down the foot will give light pressure on the work, sufficient for the stitch to form through the layers to be quilted.
When the lever is up the foot is raised so that the work can be moved in any direction you want.