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Thread: Brother SE400 Free Motion Quilting

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    Hello and Welcome to the board :D:D:D
    Make sure you sewing surface is very clean and slick, it will help with the movement of your quilt :D

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    Hello & Welcome from North Carolina

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    Quote Originally Posted by dam1
    My name is Dora and I live in Montana and started quilting when I became a grandmother in 1999. I have always sent my quilts out to be quilted since I do not have a long arm machine. But, I want to learn how to do free motion quilting so I can complete a landscape quilt I want to make.

    I have been trying to adjust my Brother SE400 so I can learn how to do free motion quilting. It sounds absolutely terrible and I cannot make a rounded corner - everything is very jagged. I've read everything in the manual (about 2 pages) on free motion quilting and cannot figure out what I am doing wrong. I've dropped the feed dogs and attached the embroidery foot and tried several different quilting stitches. Any suggestions will be tremendously appreciated.
    Hi Dora,
    I was looking at the same thing today. The Brother SE400 User Guide said to use an optional free-motion open toe quilting foot "O" when making free-motion quilting. I wonder if that would work better than the embroidery foot. Did you ever get it to work?
    Kamala

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    Hello & Welcome to the board from North Carolina :)

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    Hi - You may want to double check the foot on your machine if it is noisy. I had the same problem once when I first began working on a Brother LB6800THRD (Similar machine to yours) and discovered that the foot was just slightly out of whack and was causing noise when the needle went up and down. After I adjusted my foot slightly, it worked like a champ.

    Good luck with your project!!

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    first you have to lower the feed dogs. my machine does the rest I set it to #4 also. I find you have to have your thread horizontal I use a thread holder on the back of my machine. I would use the finest thread to start with. I would recommend using silk #100 use this also in the bobbin you will be amazed.

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    Hello from Adrian, MI and welcome

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    Hi Dora, Welcome to the QB from North Carolina . Glad you could join us.
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