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Old 09-23-2007, 02:41 PM
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Can anyone please explain to me what "lower the dog feet" on the on the sewing machine means?

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Old 09-23-2007, 03:01 PM
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It is actually lower the "feed dogs" and it is usually a switch somewhere on your machine...look in your manual...it should tell you how...unless you happen to have a machine that doesn't have that feature.
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Old 09-23-2007, 07:21 PM
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If you don't have a machine with that feature, you may have a little plate that goes over the feed dogs. If not, cover it with some cardboard that you tape in place.
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Old 09-23-2007, 07:54 PM
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And those feed dogs we're talking about? They are those little grippers that are right under the needle & presser foot. They come up & pull your fabric under the presser foot as you are sewing. We "lower the feed dogs" when we want to do things like free-motion quilt or embroider & we want to move the fabric ourselves.

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