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Thread: Presser foot-up or down?

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    Presser foot-up or down?

    I am moving across the country this week. I am in the process of getting my machines ready to be packed. I know I have seen it mentioned on here before but should I have the presser feet up or down for travel? I am taking the feet off & the needles & bobbins out. Any other advice?

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    I always put my foot down, needle down, with a piece of fabric under the presser foot when I travel. I have only done local traveling, not across the country, but it has always worked for me with what I have done. Good luck with your move!

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    If you are taking the foot, needle and bobbin out I don't really think it matters. When my machine travels to a class I put the foot down on a piece of material and leave everything else the same. I take off the spool of thread and push the thread spoon flush with the machine and put it in my travel case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by patchsamkim View Post
    I always put my foot down, needle down, with a piece of fabric under the presser foot when I travel. I have only done local traveling, not across the country, but it has always worked for me with what I have done. Good luck with your move!
    I do the same and put the presser foot down with a piece of fabric under it. Whenever I pick up my machine after servicing that is how they give it back to me.

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    Good luck in your move. If you have the original boxes and packing for your machine that would be good.

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    What is a thread spoon?

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    I always try to leave the presser foot down whenever I'm not sewing. And especially if I'm moving the machine from one place to another whether it is in a case or a cabinet. If it is a long distance move I would remove the machine from the cabinet, wrap it securely in bubble wrap and put it in a box with lots of peanuts (or scrap fabric). I would not remove the presser foot. Instead I would leave it down with a piece of fabric under it.
    Last edited by mom-6; 05-21-2013 at 01:58 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bearisgray View Post
    What is a thread spoon?
    I was wondering the same thing... no luck with the Googles...

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    I'm not sure that removing the pressure foot and bobbin are a good thing. Having them separate from the machine could be an issue if they become separated in the move.
    Tink's Mom (My name is really Susie)

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    Quote Originally Posted by bearisgray View Post
    What is a thread spoon?
    Probably the spool pin, but maybe it is called a thread spoon in Canada.

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    Maybe "thread spoon" was a typo - and the poster meant "thread spool"?

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    That is what I thought too.

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