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WI Lori

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I tried out my new short shank walking foot today, on the 66. (I have 42 pairs of 10" squares to turn into 8 hsts each.)
Not sure if you can see from the photo, but the needle enters the hole at the right edge, a clean entry, but that means the marked stitch line doesn't meet up with the center toe jam slot. I need accuracy, I can muff things up well enough on my own without mechanical assistance.
Would you return it? (I want to!)
Second photo shows the Singer walking foot on my 301.

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Lori, I would send your two photos to the seller and request a return of the purchased low shank one. You should express your concern about the attachment doing what you thought it should do - sew a straight line aligned with the center index mark keeping the fabric layers together evenly. Good luck.

I need to check mine for alignment!

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You need to go to Sew Classic and order her walking foot.  If you notice the feed dogs on the walking foot do not line up w/the feed dogs on the machine and they don't do as well in that case.  On Sew Classic she sells a walking foot for straight stitch machines and they fit great.  I'll try to post a picture of my Singer 15-91 w/it's walking foot that I got from Sew Classic.
Here is a link https://shop.sew-classic.com/Low-Shank-Walking-Foot-STRAIGHT-Stitch-12moRW-P60400.htm
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WI Lori

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The foot I have fits, it's a matter of not being able to use the needle position and center slot to follow the marked stitch line.
I've learned I can exchange it, however the visibility won't be better. Such is life. I should have tested it immediately...but it was a stocking stuffer I bought for myself early, and it would have spoiled my delight had I tried it out before I received it. :)

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Sorry I was looking at the second picture and noticing the feed dogs not lining up.  Should have read the post more closely.

So I put my walking foot on my 15-91 and guess what...it does the same thing as yours but mine falls to the left!  I never noticed that before.  I've had mine for a couple of years so I don't think I can return it but at least now I know why my stitching is always off when using it, LOL!!!  I wonder if there would be some way to adjust it when attaching the foot in the first place?  Design flaw for sure.
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WI Lori

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I'm tempted to have DH remove all the center stuff and make it an open toe foot...
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Lori it does look in your second pic like the toes of your walking foot are coming down outside of the feed dogs.

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WI Lori

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Yes, the second photo is of the Singer walking foot on my 301.
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I have one coming in the mail, and now I know what to check for—thanks!

Donna in WA
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