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Thread: Janome Convertible Free Motion Foot Set and Bobbin Case

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    Junior Member nantucketsue's Avatar
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    So excited. I am getting a Janome MC4900QC (joint birthday and Christmas present). What I would like to know before I invest in additional expenditure is, does the Convertible Free Motion Quilting Foot Set and special bobbin case really make a difference? Using the standard accessories that came with it, I gave up on free motion work using my Janome 6125QC, it was just too difficult to get the stitches even. I would love to hear if anyone else with my stitch co-ordination problem has found this attachment an asset or not.

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    i don't know about that convertible foot set your speaking of but i did buy the bobbin case. the tension on that bobbin case is set at the factory just for free motion quilting. i never mess with the tension on any bobbin case so i believe the special bobbin case just for free motion quilting is an absolute must. i could not afford to have all my quilts done by a long armer so i decided if i was to keep on quilting i had to try that special bobbin case and sure enough that solved my problem as i now free motion all my quilts. they may not meet the standard of a long armer but looks pretty good to me. here's a close up of one i just finished.
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    using special bobbin case for free motion quilting - and the back looks good too.
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    Donna, that looks amazing. If I can achieve that standard I will be more than satisfied. I am definitely going to get the bobbin case. Thank you. Sue

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    I have a 6600 and bought the bobbin case with the new fmq foot. It makes a huge difference to free motion and I am very pleased with it, I prefer quilting with the finer threads. It is very smooth and quieter.

    The only thing I've found though is free motion with 40/3 threads or metallic is better with the original bobbin & fmq foot (on my machine) - with the new one I was getting breaking threads using the thicker threads.

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    a fm bobbin case? what? I have a janome 9500, that I am doing free motion on w the fm gloves, doing pretty good on my second project. How much are these little gizmo's approx? Should I try to get one? where?
    anything to help is great.

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    very nice job on the free motion, very nice indeed! I am working on becoming better!

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    WOW, your FM is great. I have an older mode Janome, and have not even been to a dealer for ever so long. I am fearful about going lest I find something I cannot live without!

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    As I understand it the FM bobbin is set at a lower tension or something. You can tell how non-technical I am. In UK it is about 25 (approx $40) but I bet it will be a lot less in US. The whole set will set me back 60 so will get the bobbin and see how it works with the foot that comes with my 4900. I love hand quilting, but it is taking its toll on my wrists and finger tips . Also it takes forever, and I haven't got forever. By the way my new machine arrived this morning, so I am now going to blitz the housework before I open it, or nothing will ever get done.

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    Sue - I had mine from
    http://www.jaycotts.co.uk/acatalog/J...cessories.html
    which was a better price than anyone else in UK.

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    Im confused those look like the ones that come standard with the 6600, are they the same?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CrystalKicks
    Im confused those look like the ones that come standard with the 6600, are they the same?
    they look the same but they definitely aren't, the one that comes with machine has a little redmark on it, the other one has a blue mark. it just made all the different in the world with my fmq. i think it cost around $50.00. but well worth it.

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