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Thread: FMQ on Singer 301

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    For the Machinger's gloves, does JoAnn's have the coupons on the online site, how do you get them?
    Thanks, all for your help.

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    I was wondering how I'd do SID, some of my blocks are pinwheel type design, once attached in the quilt top, don't know how I'd reach those areas if I can't turn the block? It seems like it is for sewing straight ahead.
    SID is done alongside the seamlines, I wondered what held the seam side of the pattern down if you don't stitch through the seams?

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    I can't wait to try FMQ on my 301A!! I love my oldie, but goodie machines!

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    Do you FM on your 301A with the feed dogs up? I was told that you cannot lower the feed dogs on a 301A. I was given a 301A (thank you very much) but have not done any quilting on it yet. Have just put the blocks together on it so far.

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    I don't know if the 301 is the same as 301A, mine is mocha colored and has a knee lever instead of the foot pedal.
    If you have that little door to the left of the throat plate and needle, lift it up and way to the back is a plastic screw about 1/4" or more in diameter, you hand turn it, there's resistance on mine even though I oiled it underneath the machine, to the left as far as you can without making it really tight. Then, close the door and see and feel if your feed dog is below the throat plate.
    Actually, I'm brand new to FMQ and I left them up a little and it worked for me, but some lower them all the way.
    I know I don't have the experience but after an hour was making some progress with controlling machine speed and hand control. Maybe someone else will offer their experience.

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    Thank you so much for your reply. I will try to see if that works on my machine. Hope it does!

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    You're welcome, I hope it works for you.

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    A 301A is the same as a 301 the A stands for where it was made. I lower my feed dogs on my 301A when fmq.

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    Wow, information valuable here as I recently gotten an 301a and very interested in what feet/supplies and instructions for FMQ needed. What feet am I supposed to use and how do you lower your feed dog? Is therean plate or something to put under feed dog like the FW???
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    Have not seen a 301, what kind of machine is it?? Sounds like an older machine? Want to try FMQ but afraid, all I have is a nice Singer and bought the foot for it to do FMQ from Joannes but not used it yet, afraid I will do something to my nice machine.......
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