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Thread: Does anyone use the button for sewing?

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    Super Member HummerGardenCrafts's Avatar
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    I've never saw a machine like that. I have foot pedals on all of mine.

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    Yes!!!!!!!!! I love it :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    I have used it a few times, but what I tried and really like is adjusting the speed....I can slow down or speed up depending on the project and it really makes a difference in the quality of the stitch. Like meandering...I am just learning and I have better control if I slow it down instead of trusting my foot to go slower.

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    I use the start/stop button mostly when free motion quilting on my Janome 6600P. Don't have the feel for using it on all sewing just yet, but sure I
    will get there as I really enjoy this feature. I have long fingers so it is convenient.

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    I took a class at the LQS and the instructor told me to use the foot pedal. She said that it left too much room for error if I was always taking my hand off the fabric to push the button. Since I was (still am) new to quilting I thought that it was the 'right' way to do it. Thanks for all your comments, I'll have to try it again.

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    I have a button on my Singer and love it.

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    I have an Elna and I always use the button.

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    Quote Originally Posted by okiepastor
    Wow, I thought I'd been around sewing machines for a long time, but I've never seen a knee lever power control....and I learned on a treadle. Hmmmmmmmmmmm. I actually think I would like that the best.
    Wish I had them now--much better than the alternatives![/quote]

    You know those first electrified machines after treadle machines? Those ones in a cabinet? They still kinda looked like treadle machines. They often had knee controls, they were funny kind of curved clubby ones.

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    I love my start/stop button.. I dont even miss that foot pedal!!

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    I have 2 Brothers and never used the foot pedal. I have used a knee pedal before, I like anything better than the foot! But get more control with the buttons.

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