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Does anyone use the button for sewing?

Old 02-25-2011, 06:04 AM
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I have two Brother machines and they both have a start/stop button. I had always used a foot pedal and had back pain after an hour or so of quilting/sewing. My friend at the sewing machine store suggested using the start /stop button about two years ago and it has made all the difference in the world. I can sit for hours without any back pain at all.
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Old 02-25-2011, 06:05 AM
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No I have never used mine other than for embroidery & I don't know why. I guess it's all in what we get use to? I will have to give it a try
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I only hvae machines with foot or knee pedals, but have learned ot position the foot pedal very carefully!
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I think that would get some getting used to for me. I learned on the knee leaver & adjusted to the foot petal, but I would think you would have less control if you have to let go of the fabric being sewn to push a button.
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Originally Posted by McQuilter
I have two Brother machines and they both have a start/stop button. I had always used a foot pedal and had back pain after an hour or so of quilting/sewing. My friend at the sewing machine store suggested using the start /stop button about two years ago and it has made all the difference in the world. I can sit for hours without any back pain at all.
I do. My Janome MC4900QC has it. It took awhile to get used to, but I do use it on long runs, FMQ, etc.

For those of you who don't have a start/stop button and have back pain from using the foot pedal too long, get one of the sloped foot rests that will hold your foot pedal. It really helps to lift it slightly and change the angle.
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Old 02-25-2011, 06:09 AM
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Yes, I do. That is one of the reasons I picked the new machine that I did. My sewing room has kitchen high countertops all around & I wasn't able to reach the foot pedal. Now, I haven't sewn in years, until I started this quilting thing a few weeks ago, so there wasn't really a learning curve for me. I really like the start/stop button, though!
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Originally Posted by donnajean
I think that would get some getting used to for me. I learned on the knee leaver & adjusted to the foot petal, but I would think you would have less control if you have to let go of the fabric being sewn to push a button.
Wow, I thought I'd been around sewing machines for a long time, but I've never seen a knee lever power control....and I learned on a treadle. Hmmmmmmmmmmm. I actually think I would like that the best.
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Old 02-25-2011, 06:14 AM
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I L O V E my start/stop button!!!! Just took a little bit and now I wonder why I did not use it so much sooner!!!!
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Old 02-25-2011, 06:23 AM
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I have the button on my Brother. I just never took the time to figure out how to use it.
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Old 02-25-2011, 06:29 AM
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Originally Posted by bstock
I have the button on my Brother. I just never took the time to figure out how to use it.
Unplug the foot pedal, push button to sew, push button to stop. :thumbup:
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