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The info I found has no mention of the quilting bar for the Siinger 9960 walking foot. Most machine with that functionality include the quilting bar with the walking foot. There also needs to be a hole through the walking foot and a method to attach the bar to the foot which doesn't seem possible with what I located. However, you may be able to attach a bar or a guide of some sort using something like masking tape that can be used as a guide.
On a straight-line quilting tutorial I saw recently, the quilter laid down strips painter's tape to mark the lines on the quilt before doing any stitching. Then she simply stitched next to to painter's tape to get straight lines.
There is a "fork" or straight bar on the needle-screw side of the foot that wraps around or sets on top of the needle screw. This fork/bar moves with the needle and causes the foot to pull fabric through the top, much like the feed dogs underneath.
Be sure you get a walking foot that will work on your machine!
When installing the foot, it helps to raise the presser foot bar as far up as it will go and that the foot is tilted slightly to slip in on. If you have a knee-lift bar, using it to lift the presser bar will sometimes give you just what you need to get it on. Do NOT bend the walking foot to put it on.
Walking feet attach much the same way on most machines. They can be boogers the first couple of times. It helps to tilt the foot and guide it toward the needlebar from the side in order to get the fork (if your foot has a fork--some just have a bar that sets on top of the needleclamp screw) around the needleclamp screw. In cases of extreme frustration, I've removed the needleclamp screw and then reattached it once the foot is in place.
Just use patience. If frustrated, walk away. Whatever, do not force or bend the foot in order to install.
You have to unscrew the screw for the presser foot first. The walking foot will then fit. Use the same screw to attach the walking foot. Before you insert the screw, take the white handle on the walking foot and slide it on the screw arm for the needle. Now tighten the screw.
Hi, when you quilt straight lines using the walking foot, you need the feed dogs up, to move the fabric in a straight direction under the needle. When you do free motion quilting, which is done with a darning foot, your hands move the fabric in many different directions. Since you want to be the one to move the fabric, you put the feed dogs down and you do the work. So when you use the walking foot, keep your feed dogs up. When you use the darning foot, feed dogs down.
Usually what is done as far as I do it, is to sew a straight stitch at 45 degrees to the corner that you are going to hem and use the threads to guide the material into the hemmer foot. Once the presser foot is lowered you hold onto these threads to guide the material in a straight line while at the same time holding your fabric slightly elevated in your right hand so that you allow the hemmer to be just full at all times. After you complete your hem remove your 45 degree helper threads. Your fabric must also be cut very straight or you will not get good results with the hemmer. This foot takes practice to master...once you know how to use it, you will never look back! There are other methods to using this foot that other people prefer, but for me this one works the best.
Usually a walking foot is for straight forward stitching only.It keeps the many layers from shifting for you. The "hand-look" quilting takes a couple stitches forward then one back. If you look close, you will see about every other stitch is thicker and stands out more.