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Thread: Singer 08?28 questions?

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    Super Member sustraley's Avatar
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    I know someone will have answers to my questions. I have this Singer 08/28. I think I got it in 1982. I have most of the accessories that came with it. I quess I do not have the Snap-In Feed Cover. Know where I may be able to purchase one? Or will something else work to cover the feed dogs? Also, is there a screw on 1/4 inch foot I could get for this machine? I have a seam guide but it goes from 1/2 inch to 1 1/4 inch. Haven't been quilting that long so a new machine is not in the cards right now.

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    You can simply tape a credit card or even an index card over the feed dogs to cover them. Punch a small hole in the card for the needle to go through.

    Do you want to cover the feed dogs in order to do free motion quilting? If so, you will need a darning foot ("jumping" type foot). You can try FMQ with the feed dogs up; some quilters find this actually works better for them than dropping or covering up the feed dogs. It depends a lot on the individual machine.

    Most machines are short-shank. It's pretty easy to find a 1/4-inch screw-on foot for a short-shank machine. However, I find most of those feet are not sufficiently accurate for me (the inattentive klutz). What I do instead is make a physical guide at the scant 1/4-inch point with a strip of adhesive moleskin (purchased in the foot area of any pharmacy).

    Here is a link that shows how to determine the shank type of your machine:
    http://www.clotilde.com/pages/which_foot.html

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    I knew someone would be able to help. Thank you very much. I appreciate it.

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    have fun quilting

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