You know, even when you're doing "liberated quilting," you need to follow some basic rules of quilting. I failed to do so, and thus needed to make a second 12 x 12. The first is just too shoddy.
While I was stitching on the binding, my husband walked in with today's mail. He handed me the walking foot I'd ordered last week, and I decided to make a second 12 x 12. Up until now I've done all my quilting with a regular foot. After reading on two different forums that there indeed was a walking foot that fit a Featherweight, I decided to get one. It sure does make a difference!