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The stuff is killing me lol. Seriously though, I bought a couple rolls of this stuff from a shop that closed up. Thought I'd try diamond pleating this stuff in 1/2" high density foam that I glued a fabric, (dust cover material), backing to. For the life of me I can't keep the material to lay flat. It just puckers up or has loose areas. Tried gluing it with 3M 90 with lousy results. Then tried Weldwood HHR . Better but still areas as described before. Tried without glue and adjusting the material as I sewed. That didn't work.

On to plan "whatever". Maybe 1/2" foam was too thick. Tried some 1/4" sew foam. Same results as the 1/2". Any ideas or suggestions? I mean, I've got 61 yards of the black ultra suede and 49 yards of a plum color lol. Not that I'll ever use all of it, but had to buy it by the roll and at $100 total it wasn't too bad price per yard breakdown,
 

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What sewing machine are you using?? It might be has simple has adjusting the height of the vibrating presser foot. I own my Singer 111W155 for quite a while and was getting some bunching and tighter stitch length when sewing 1/4" sew foam around radiuses. I finally figured out that my vibrating presser foot was only lifting about a 1/16". I dug into the manual and figured out how to adjust it and got it raising about 3/8". Now it sews much better on thicker sew foam and keeps an even stitch length with no bunching.
 

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Did it on both the Consew 206RBL-18 and the Adler 267-GK373 with the same results.

I did get it "solved" today. I glued on some medium weight duck cloth on the back of the fabric and then glued it to the sew foam. Came out like I thought it should look. Tried the same with some velvet upholstery material and no issues. Just had to stiffen up the material some.

Don't think I've ever heard of a vibrating walking foot.

And, ended up selling the Pfaff 1245. Just wasn't getting the use to justify taking up some sorely needed floor space. Plus, had to wait almost 6 months for parts. That right there was the deciding factor. Nice machine though lol.
 

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The center presser foot ( the one that the needle goes through) is called the vibrating presser foot on these walking foot sewing machines.
 
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