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I am using my walking foot to stitch in the ditch my quilt. The foot is not pulling my fabric through consistently.

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The quilted fabric may be too thick for the walking foot to move along smoothly. Try using a zipper foot which is much slimmer and can get close to the line of stitching.

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If your sewing machine has a presser foot pressure adjustment, you might want to increase the pressure the foot places on the fabric and the feed dogs. Machines have different methods for doing this, so you might need to check your manual. Some have a dial, some have a round pin similar to the thread spool that can be pushed down, and others, ie older Berninas, have a screw inside the machine at the top that can be screwed down to tighten.
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Hm, just guessing here.

Have you checked to make sure the walking foot (u-shaped) bar is still attached to the needle bar? Are the feed dogs still in the up position and operating like they should?

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