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How To Use The Big Foot Quilting /Darning /Embroidery Foot

written by Sarah

The Big Foot is your best friend if you’ve been struggling with free motion quilting or embroidery. Designed by quilters for quilters, the large surface area grips fabric more effectively for a smoother feed. It also has a clear opening allowing you to see every stitch or perfectly follow a stencil design. If your machine has the option, make sure to lower your feed dogs before using. If you cannot lower your feed dogs, use a darning plate.

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norm November 25, 2017 at 3:57 pm

I just bought a used singer 5040c machine and I believe it’s a low shank. Will your snap on feet kits fit this machine

Sarah November 27, 2017 at 5:02 pm

Hi! It will very likely work with your machine, but I cannot guarantee it will be compatible.

Diane November 7, 2017 at 11:20 am

I just found your site you are an excellent teacher! I have a Kenmore 385,19153690 and just started taking a quilting course. What foot would you recommend for my machine and “free quilting?” I like the look of your “purple “Big Foot” but will it work on my machine? What is the difference between a slant shank and a regular? Thank you ….

Sarah November 8, 2017 at 1:04 pm

Hi, Diane! This Big Foot should work well on your machine: https://www.sewingpartsonline.com/big-foot-low-shank-bf-l.aspx
Additionally, you will want to have a Walking Foot and 1/4″ Foot on hand for quilting.
Walking Foot: https://www.sewingpartsonline.com/walking-foot-low-shank-p60444.aspx
1/4″ Foot: https://www.sewingpartsonline.com/low-shank-1-4-inch-foot-with-guide-p60615.aspx

Debra Murray July 13, 2017 at 10:43 pm

Hi Sarah,
Love all of your tutorials. I subscribe to your social media websites. I have. Brother NQ 3500d. Would the Big Foot work on my machine? I couldn’t locate in the manual where it states if I have a low or high shank. I think it is a 7mm for the feet ! Thank you for your help.. you’re the best!

Sarah July 14, 2017 at 9:12 am

Hi, Debra! Thank you so much for your kind words and for subscribing to our channels. We really appreciate the support! Your machine is low shank, so the low shank Big Foot will fit your machine. You can buy it here: https://www.sewingpartsonline.com/big-foot-low-shank-bf-l.aspx?utm_source=Youtube&utm_medium=Product
These feet also fit your machine: https://www.sewingpartsonline.com/brother-nq3500d-sewing-machine-parts.aspx?utm_source=Youtube&utm_medium=Product#filter:ptype_gmcfeed_1:$2520Presser$2520Feet

Debra Murray August 11, 2017 at 11:18 am

Thank you Sarah, You are truly ” A Diamond Among Gems”

Sarah August 11, 2017 at 12:47 pm

Hi, Debra! Thank you so much for your kind words!

Phyllis October 1, 2017 at 10:29 am

Will the big foot low shank work with my Viking 6570?

Sarah October 2, 2017 at 12:32 pm

Hi, Phyllis! I’m so sorry, but we can’t guarantee that it will work with your Viking machine. Viking is one of those brands that usually only likes to use their own presser feet. You can try it, but I can’t guarantee a perfect fit.

Phyliss Jaffe April 3, 2017 at 6:24 pm

is there a “Big Foot” presser foot that fits Juki tl2010q

Sarah April 4, 2017 at 9:00 am

Hi, Phyliss! This big foot fits your Juki machine: https://goo.gl/Lk6eTo

DJ April 6, 2016 at 9:26 pm

I have a singer featherweight sewing machine. Is there a big foot that will work for it? The feed dogs don’t drop, but I think I can use the plate from the button hole attachment to cover them. Thanks for your help and for the tutorial!

Ellen April 7, 2016 at 10:15 am

Hello DJ. The Big Foot fits all low shank machines and the Singer Featherweight is a low shank. Here is a link to it https://www.sewingpartsonline.com/big-foot-low-shank-bf-l.aspx

And it’s in stock!

mary April 5, 2016 at 12:14 pm

Does this foot fit viking designer 1 machine

Sarah G. April 6, 2016 at 12:19 pm

Unfortunately, the Big Foot isn’t compatible with Viking machines.

Kathleen Mitton September 4, 2015 at 3:04 pm

I have a Baby Lock Ellagante, about 3 yrs old. Would you quilting foot fit? I feel if I could learn how to use your foot, I wouldn’t have to pay $75 or more to have it machine quilted. How much is the part?

Sarah September 10, 2015 at 2:05 pm

Hi Kathleen! This foot is $26.95 and is very easy to use. You can purchase it here: https://www.sewingpartsonline.com/big-foot-low-shank-bf-l.aspx
Good luck!

Mark October 1, 2014 at 2:11 pm

Hi Sarah,

I have a Brother HE240…which Big Foot would fit on it?

Thank you. You’re always very helpful!


sewingpartsonline October 8, 2014 at 10:18 am

Your machine uses a low shank big foot

Nancy February 24, 2014 at 7:51 pm

I’ve been wanting to order the Big Foot but don’t know if it will fit my Singer Patchwork and which one to order.

Sarah February 26, 2014 at 10:28 am

Hi Nancy! Your machine uses low shank presser feet. This Big Foot will work with your machine: https://www.sewingpartsonline.com/big-foot-low-shank-bf-l.aspx

Lil Hunkele January 13, 2014 at 9:17 am

I have a Singer One and I’ve ordered 2 different darning feet and even the second one I have does not fit well. Will this one work?

Sarah January 14, 2014 at 3:24 pm

Hi Lil! Yes, this foot is compatible with your machine. If for some reason it doesn’t work properly, feel free to send it back for a refund.

janielizdesigns January 9, 2014 at 3:17 pm

I have a Singer 401A. Can I use the big foot and if so, is mine a slant machine or straight? Thanks

Sarah January 9, 2014 at 7:48 pm

Hi! Your machine is a slant shank, so you’ll want to use this big foot: https://www.sewingpartsonline.com/big-foot-slant-shank-bf-s.aspx

Katherine March 15, 2014 at 9:23 pm

This was helpful. I also have a slant shank and didn’t know they made Big Foot attachments for them. Thanks!

Winnie Donegan February 22, 2019 at 1:32 pm

I cannot figure out hoe to get the big foot on my pfaff 7530.

CustomerService February 22, 2019 at 3:36 pm

Hello Winnie! I am sorry, but I am not showing that there is a big foot that is noted as compatible for your machine. Please email us at info@sewingpartsonline.com with a picture of the foot and your machine and we would be happy to help!

GrammtCrafter January 6, 2014 at 1:30 pm

Can you do another tutorial using black or dark thread so I can see it.Thanks…

Sarah January 7, 2014 at 8:27 am

Sure! We’re working on some videos today – I think we can definitely fit in a little demo with dark thread.

Mary K. Boshart January 6, 2014 at 11:54 am

I have a a Singer 600E will the big foot work on this machine it is a slant shank, and
will the regular sewing plate work with this?
Thank you Mary

Sarah January 7, 2014 at 8:34 am

Hi Mary! For a slant shank machine, you want this foot: https://www.sewingpartsonline.com/big-foot-slant-shank-bf-s.aspx
and I don’t think your machine has a ‘drop feed dogs’ feature, so you would need a darning plate. Do you know if you have a darning plate?

Beatrice Gevin December 23, 2013 at 10:02 pm

does this part work on a Computerize Brothers sewing machine SQ 9050 ?

Sarah December 26, 2013 at 3:20 pm

Hi Beatrice! It does work with your machine.

Diana B Hinote November 2, 2013 at 9:07 am

Very interesting part. Question is : does part work on a 301 Singer Sewing machine?

Sarah November 5, 2013 at 9:25 am

Hi Diana! This foot is available in a slant shank. We are in the process of ordering the big foot in a high shank now. I can send you the link as soon as we have it listed, if you like.

diana January 6, 2014 at 2:46 pm

thank you, i will like to hear from you

Sarah January 7, 2014 at 8:15 am

Hi Diana! We have the slant shank Big Foot on our site now. Here is the link: https://www.sewingpartsonline.com/big-foot-slant-shank-bf-s.aspx
Please let me know if there is anything else I can help you find!

Nizam October 30, 2013 at 10:13 pm

I enjoyed your video. It is an excellent part for me, for establish the business with sewing parts. Thanks a lot for provide your cooperation for me. Best regards Nizam


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