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Thread: Singer Feather Weight: FMQ

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    Junior Member Scrapper's Avatar
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    Singer Feather Weight: FMQ

    YIPPEEE......I rcvd a FW for mee birthday..........I can't wait to lovey dovey up to this precious little gem...
    Can anyone offer words of wisdom on how to set it up for FMQ....like dealing with the feed dogs since they cant be dropped.....I've not a lot of experience with FMQ either.....

    Thanks for any quidance.......
    The only gift is a portion of thyself.....Ralph Waldo Emerson

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    Personally I would not consider using a Featherweight for FMQ, not heavy enough and short on surface space. But there a likely others that have. It is the perfect machine for piecing though.
    Sweet Caroline

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    I haven't figured out how to do it either, but I use my regular machine for FMQ. In a pinch, there is probably a way to do it.
    "The business of life is making memories. In the end, it is all we have." Butler Charlie Carson, Downton Abbey, season 4, episode 3, PBS.

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    I bet you can do it without covering the feed dogs if you set your stitch length as small as possible without being in reverse. That thing can already turn on a dime with its narrow feet.

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    I read somewhere that they aren't recommended for FMQ on anything larger than a tote bag since the motor can overheat. Does anyone have any knowledge of this?

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    They are so tiny that FMQing with that throat space, or lack of, is something I would prefer on my other machines. Most people either ignore the raised feed dogs(lowering them is NOT a necessity for FMQ, but a preference). Or some people tape a business card over them. Motors are replaceable and not something I would worry about, but the lack of throat space sure is. There are people who FMQ with them, just usually small projects. Good luck.

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    I have never used mine for FMQ...I think she is too light to do a great job. Why not use your regular machine...you will have a lot more room in the arm.
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    I have several and I wouldn't FM on them they are not made for that.
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    I would use one of my others, with a bigger throat space for FMQing. I don't think the FW has enough strength or stamina for that. It's a great piecer, though!

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    Thanks everyone, I will enjoy her as I originally planned - for classes and our RV travels. I actually didnt think abt the limited throat space. I'm glad ya'all are there
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