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Thread: can you get a kenmore computerized to do FMQ?

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    can you get a kenmore computerized to do FMQ?

    I got a Kenmore digital from sears.Great warenty and I used a gift card. However I have read the manual cover to cover bought the special foot and I can't get the feed dog low enough! Does anyone have some advice?
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    Which model machine did you get? Can you drop the feed dogs, or did it come with a plate that you slip over the feed dogs so they don't engaged with your fabric?
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    What's your model number? I have a Kenmore Ergo3 model 190002. On my machine, I find I do not need to drop the feed dogs or cover them. With the darning foot, I can do free motion quilting with no problems.

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    yes the feed dogs drop but not low enough. my model #385.19233. and I don't have a darning foot. they said get a quilting foot so thats what I got. I'll get a darning foot!!!!thankyou maybe thats my problem!!
    don't stop!just keep trying and something usable will turn out!!

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    Set your stitch length to "0" and the feed dogs should not engage the fabric. I never drop my feed dogs when I FMQ, just lower my stitch length.
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    the "darning" foot is essential because it has a spring on the shaft which helps keep the fabric in place the split second the needle is in the fabric. no broken needles that way. have fun!
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    I've read recommendations to tape a business card over the feed dogs for fmq on a machine where they don't drop. Just be sure to cut a hole in the card for the needle to go through!
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    thanks!!! have ordered a darning foot meanwhile the business card didn't work. May be I need a plastic one not the paper one I used? Will try the 0 stitch length tommorow. There have been just too too many interupptions today! tommorrow I just won't answer the phone OR the door!!
    don't stop!just keep trying and something usable will turn out!!

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    I have the Kenmore 19233, and use the darning foot, with the feed dogs lowered, and it works fine - I just need to practice, practice, practice my FMQ!

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