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Thread: Adjusting Free Motion Foot

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    Adjusting Free Motion Foot

    I have just started to get back into free motion quilting - practicing at this point. I am having a problem with my quilt sandwich dragging - it's warm and natural between 2 prices of muslin. And, when I place a supreme slider underneath its even worse. I have adjusted my pressure dial the highest it will go so the only alternative that I can come up with is to adjust the spring on the foot but I have not been able to figure how to do it and I have googled without success. Any help would be most appreciated.

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    What kind of sewing machine do you have? I have a Viking and when I use my hopping foot with the spring, there's a machine setting I have to choose to make the foot work right. Check your manual, you may have to do this too.
    Also, make sure the foot is installed correctly. There's a thingy that should go over the screw on your needle shaft. Rotate the wheel manually and make sure the foot is going up and down with the needle.
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    Are your feed dogs dropped? I think it is Leah Day that has a video on how to adjust your FMQ foot with an elastic on one of her machines. Her web site is www.freemotionquilting.blogspot.com/

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    Your pressure dial should be LOWERED not as high as it can go.

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    The free motion foot for Juki can be adjusted by a screw at the top of the foot,

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    I have a Brother PQ1500s machine. I do have the little bar over the screw. If I lower the pressure foot it makes it more difficult for the fabric to move.

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    Is the foot one for your specific machine or a generic one? If it isn't for Your machine it might not be right for your machine.
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    It is a Juki that I have used before with no problems. It was recommended at the time I bought it because Brother did not make an open toe foot at the time. I have used it in the past with no problems at all and now that I have resumed free motion quilting it is giving me this problem.

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    On the FMQ for my Janome 1600p when you adjust pressure of the foot with the screw on the foot itself you turn the screw opposite of the righty-tighty, lefty- Lucy rule. Screw to the left to tighten & the right for more pressure.

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    I keep the pressure as low as it will go for piecing and using the walking foot. I raise it slightly for fmq.
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