What is the difference between a free motion quilting foot and a walking foot?

By: Penny Halgren

 A free motion foot is usually a darning foot that allows you to move the quilt in all directions as you sew. 

A walking foot allows the quilt to be fed evenly under the sewing machine needle in a straight line. When you want to change direction, you would stop the machine and then turn the quilt.

Both of the feet bounce up and down on the quilt.