Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 19

Thread: Covering feed dogs for free motion quilting

  1. #1
    Senior Member blzzrdqueen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Albany, NY
    Posts
    570
    If you've ready my "I'm so upset I could cry" post, you'll see that I got my new walking foot AND a free motion quilting foot. I had a darning plate that came with my machine but I lost it and I don't plan to buy a new one. I've heard I can use a index card to cover my feed dogs (they don't go down). Are there other suggestions besides an index card? I'm just curious. Thanks!!

  2. #2
    Junior Member chiaraquilts's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Massachusetts
    Posts
    217
    Some quilters say it is fine to leave the feed dogs up and set the stich length to zero- Leah Day for one recommends this...OTOH, I have never tried it myself.

  3. #3
    Super Member amandasgramma's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    La Pine Oregon, USA
    Posts
    5,824
    Friend just told me that her sewing machine doesn't allow the feed dogs to go down. She asked at the sewing shop and they said to tape a credit card to the machine. I'd think it would allow the fabric to slide easier. She said it works great.

  4. #4
    Senior Member blzzrdqueen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Albany, NY
    Posts
    570
    Quote Originally Posted by amandasgramma
    Friend just told me that her sewing machine doesn't allow the feed dogs to go down. She asked at the sewing shop and they said to tape a credit card to the machine. I'd think it would allow the fabric to slide easier. She said it works great.
    I didn't think of a credit card, that's a great idea, although the raised numbers might be a problem. Maybe a club card or price chopper card would work.

  5. #5
    Super Member bjnicholson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Cleveland OH
    Posts
    3,250
    Blog Entries
    1
    Quote Originally Posted by blzzrdqueen
    Quote Originally Posted by amandasgramma
    Friend just told me that her sewing machine doesn't allow the feed dogs to go down. She asked at the sewing shop and they said to tape a credit card to the machine. I'd think it would allow the fabric to slide easier. She said it works great.
    I didn't think of a credit card, that's a great idea, although the raised numbers might be a problem. Maybe a club card or price chopper card would work.
    Or, use the other side?

  6. #6
    Super Member katier825's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    FL
    Posts
    6,569
    Blog Entries
    3
    I bet a piece of the template plastic would work well.

  7. #7
    Power Poster nativetexan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    1,ooo miles from home
    Posts
    12,825
    Blog Entries
    2
    try a scrap block with them up. i took a class and we never lowered them.

  8. #8
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Posts
    609
    Supreme Slider.

  9. #9
    Senior Member blzzrdqueen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Albany, NY
    Posts
    570
    Quote Originally Posted by salmonsweet
    Supreme Slider.
    What is that?

  10. #10
    Super Member tjradj's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    London, Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    1,322
    Blog Entries
    1
    If you don't want to use a credit card, or don't have template material, any thin plastic will work.
    Try cutting the lid of a marjarine container - cut the rim off and tape it over the feed dogs.

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.