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My Open FMQ Foot Is Giving Me Fits!

Old 06-11-2013, 08:45 AM
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If I'm going backwards while FMQ and then curve to go forwards many times my open foot picks up a thread that was on the previous line. For example, if I was curving to the left, move down straight then curve up to right, it picks up a thread. Then I have to stop, cut the thread, rip it out and start over in that spot. Has anyone had problems with this and how do I solve it?
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Old 06-11-2013, 09:36 AM
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Would it help to try a shorter stitch length? Or is your tension too loose on top? Or you could change to a foot without the open toe.
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Old 06-11-2013, 10:06 AM
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I,m sorry you are having this problem but, I,m so glad to see this post because this has been happening to me also. I first ordered one (generic) after seeing posts on the Yahoo group for the Juki 2010q. I ordered it and had nothing but problems with it catching on the stitches and getting caught under them. I purchased the Juki 600 Exceed a few months ago and at the time ordered "their" open toe foot for FMQ. This foot was quite pricey but I figured if it worked it would be worth it. Well the same thing is happening. I have been going to call the dealer but have not done it yet. I know what you are going through and you have my sympathy. All I want is to have a open toe foot that has no problems. For FMQ the stitch length is set at zero, so it does not do big stitches. I hope someone here has the answer to this problem. I will be watching this post. Nannyrick
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Old 06-11-2013, 10:28 AM
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are you putting the pressure foot lever down. I know when I start having problems I have not put the lever down.
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Old 06-11-2013, 11:26 AM
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My Bernina has several plates that fit on my Bernina Stitch regulator. One of them is a round circle that doesn't catch on anything. I imagine a closed/circle FMQ foot should be available for most other machines as well.
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Old 06-11-2013, 04:51 PM
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Originally Posted by StephT View Post
are you putting the pressure foot lever down. I know when I start having problems I have not put the lever down.
Definitely it's down! My machine won't work with it up. This FMQ foot doesn't touch the fabric, it sits just above it.
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get the C foot and try that you should be able to get it off brothermall for like 5 bucks
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Old 06-11-2013, 11:35 PM
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Trying to imagine what is happening. I always had problems with eyelashes on curves u til I read a thread here. Somebody had forgotten to drop her feed dogs nd the quilting was perfect. So I tried it and mine was perfect as well. So just try again and keep feed dogs up. It might help.
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