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Thread: Machine quilting on an older machine

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    How many of you FMQ on an older "vintage" machine? I was really just curious! I have an older Kenmore Ultra Stitch that I love and I'm tempted to try some free motion quilting with it!

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    Haven't tried it but I've heard that it is possible. Try it and let us know.

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    I am hoping to try FMQ on my 301A after Christmas. Santa is bringing me a darning foot for Christmas.

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    Basically, you need to have the ability to drop your feed dogs, or cover them and set your stitch width and length to zero. Then, you should have a darning foot to quilt with. Hopefully you'll be able to do this with your machine! Happy Quilting!

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    I have an old Pfaff 78 and that what I quilt on.

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    I use my old Bernina 830, approx. 40 years old and still my favorite.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tortoisethreads
    How many of you FMQ on an older "vintage" machine? I was really just curious! I have an older Kenmore Ultra Stitch that I love and I'm tempted to try some free motion quilting with it!
    Get an embroidery foot for your machine and have fun! the only hang up might be the feed dogs, and I have not had good luck just putting a card over the feed dogs, but you might fare better

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    In process of trying to get a Singer 201 but might try on a singer 15-91.

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    Quote Originally Posted by omak
    Quote Originally Posted by tortoisethreads
    How many of you FMQ on an older "vintage" machine? I was really just curious! I have an older Kenmore Ultra Stitch that I love and I'm tempted to try some free motion quilting with it!
    Get an embroidery foot for your machine and have fun! the only hang up might be the feed dogs, and I have not had good luck just putting a card over the feed dogs, but you might fare better
    Can you manually remove them? DH and I have looked at tha toption.

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    I use my Singer 15-90 treadle to free motion and my Singer 201 treadle to straight stitch quilt. sorry don't know anything about vintage Kenmore machines. Have fun!

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