What foot do you use for zig zag stitch?

Can you use a walking foot for zigzag?

Yes, you can use your walking foot for more than straight stitching. A zig-zag stitch should be just fine because all the movement in the stitch pattern is forward. In fact many of the decorative stitches on your sewing machine are just fine to use with your even feed foot installed.

What should the tension be for a zig-zag stitch?

The dial settings run from 0 to 9, so 4.5 is generally the ‘default’ position for normal straight-stitch sewing. This should be suitable for most fabrics. If you are doing a zig-zag stitch, or another stitch that has width, then you may find that the bobbin thread is pulled through to the top.

When should you not use a walking foot?

when not to use a walking foot

Free-motion quilting: The walking foot assists in forward movement and won’t allow the fabric to move side to side. Wide decorative stitches: Wide decorative stitches require side to side fabric motion, which is inhibited by the walking foot.

Why is my zig zag stitch straight?

If the upper thread appears as a single line, the lower thread is incorrectly threaded. Instead of the appropriate tension being applied to the lower thread, it is pulled through the fabric when the upper thread is pulled up.

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What settings should my sewing machine be on?

Most sewing is done in the 2.0 to 2.5 range. If you are foundation paper piecing, you may want to decrease your stitch length so that the paper tears away easier. Top stitching and quilting are usually done in the 3.0 to 3.5 range. Basting and gathering stitches are the longest, from 4.0 – 5.0.

What does a zig zag presser foot do?

Standard or Zigzag Foot

It’s used for standard and decorative stitches and will probably be the foot you use the most. This foot is usually capable of basic fancy stitches, satin stitch, zig zag stitches and overcasting stitches in addition to a straight stitch.

Does a zig-zag stitch stretch?

A zigzag stitch is a great way to seam knit fabrics. Its inherent stretch allows for the fabric to stretch and move without fear of popping a seam.