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Thread: Stupid Mistake!!

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    Super Member quiltmom04's Avatar
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    When you are FMQing, you DO NOT have to change the stitch length. YOU are the one moving the fabric, and if you move it slow, the stitches will be small and if you move it fast they will be longer. You can set the stitche length to 0 or 4 and it won't make a bit of difference. But , you're right, a zero tension will screw things up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by snipforfun View Post
    If you have the feed dogs it doesnt make any difference what the stitch length is. I have heard that is better for the machine if it is on zero, but I dont know why.
    I'm totally with you on this. I don't understand changing the stitch length either since I always thought it's the "driver" & speed that determines the stitch. What am I missing?

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    Yea that's not a lot of fun but a lesson learned.
    I am definately happy and very fulfilled when I am quilting, buying material or reading other quilter's messages on this quilting board.

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