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Thread: FEED DOG QUESTION

  1. #26

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    Hi: If you are proud to show your quilts then your sewing machine has done a good job so dont be ashamed of it be proud that you are smart enough to own it Chris :wink:

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    At least now I know that stippling and free-motion sewing are the same thing. The problem with tape, if it works, is the sticky it leaves behind. I don't think I'd want to risk that. I have a pressure adjustment control for the pressure foot (the piece that comes down on the fabric) it adjusts how tightly the the top foot rests against the bottom or pressure plate. The pedal on the floor that makes the machine go is usually referred to as the foot pedal, and some models have a lever that drops down from the cabinet which you push with the side of your knee. Referred to as the Knee Pedal ;-) I made a bedspread with full pcs. of fabric and backing (Queen size) and did the same thing. The straight line stitch. It came out just fine. Until I either can afford a new machine or inspired by new info. I guess I have plenty to keep me occupied in the meanwhile. :lol:

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    Sibble, you said you have a Singer? Does it have the part that slides off so you can have the free arm, like to sew on a cuff? On my Singer, I slide that part off, then on the back side there is a slide switch - slide it over & the feed dogs drop...slide it back & they come up!

    Hope that helps.

    sue

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    For further information, contact SINGER® Consumer Affairs at 1-800-4-SINGER. They are very helpful, and will walk you through it if you give them the serial/model number


    I have the "commercial" Singer, and feed dog control is a lever you have to take the outer housing off to see - as if you were using it as freearm.

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    My is a one pc. platform, But thanks for the info this could be very helpful. I also have a Futura. My Mom bought it at a yard sale for $25.00 some time ago. she left it in the sun and the foot pedal was sitting on top of it I guess on the sewing platform, and some of the plastic melted into it. I can imagine what that looked like. She said she took it to a shop but could never get it to sew after bringing it home. I haven't even plugged it in. I was planning to eventually take a look at it, and maybe take to another shop if I needed to. It has a bunch of little plastic discs for embroidery and fancy stitches. I thought that would be great to have working properly. Maybe someone at singer could help me.

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    Susan,
    More than once I have had to go to my backup machine, so you are smart to have one available. Often I have had regular thread in one machine and monofilament in the other. It will also give you a machine to carry to classes. Also, I don't like to take my primary machine out of the house. I teach 4Hers and having a second machine set up in my sewing room works for me. (Would you believe that I have an 11-year-old student who quilts 10 stitches to an inch? All I do is draw her a line. She's a natural, puts me to shame!)
    My husband accidentally dropped my secondary machine once and although it is scarred, it was repaired satisfactorily.
    Happy Easter, Suzanne

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    Hi there,

    I don't know what kind of machine you have, mine is a cheap model Brother, he has a switch on the back that you toggle over to drop the feed dogs. If you have your instruction book, it should tell you. I have also heard you can put tape on the feed dogs.

    Good luck, if there is an answer you will find it on this site.

    Jane Sisk
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    :?: :( I have another question I just got a new Singer Ingenuity and my feed dog button is STUCK What do I Do now?? Any one got an idea??

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    a drop of oil may do the trick, otherwise call the place where you bought it. I have a Brother and mine is really hard to push over.

    jane

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    I have the ingenuity and mine messes up, the button moves but the feed dogs don't . I just keep doing it over and over. and it will catch. I've had it in the shop twice because the bobbin case jumps out of place and the needle hits it. Other than that I really like it. LOL

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