I do make curtains for others, but I also enjoy changing my own, I confess to having a sewing room so no distruption in the house, Another confession I was admiring material in a shop a couple of weeks ago when inrealised why, I’ve got 10 metres of said material in my sewing room.
I had a go with the Offcuts walking foot at a show a few months back. I love the “Heath-Robinson ” effect, and, like the original Heath-Robinson devices, it is surprisingly effective. On a theoretical level the foot “pace” length is fixed while the underneath feed dog driven system varies with the chosen stitch length. I have visions of the thing going round in circles or something. However a bit of thought shows that the usual foot has a “zero” pace and it works well enough.
Foot pedals do have a hard life and are hard to fix. As Offcuts says, best left to those who understand them.
I should think it is fun to change your curtains quite often but I am too lazy! I love the fact that you were admiring curtain fabric that you already have in store at home. I could do that. Thank goodness you didn’t buy a second lot.
M/c – a walking foot is a bit Heath-Robinson now you come to mention it. I hadn’t thought of the round-and-round idea – it would take an engineer to think of that. I will hold that piece of knowledge in case I have an opportunity to say casually one day “of course the usual foot has a zero pace”.
Does the Heath Robinson remark refer to the clunk de clunk noise it makes! Masterclock, a walking foot might pop through your letter box one of these days. I promised Beattie one because those kind people at Brother sent me 2! Slightly held up because I only get to the post office about once a year!