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Old 04-10-2021, 03:10 PM
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Was wondering if those who have a start/stop button on their machines use it. I have a Janome and just started using it. Cannot see what the advantages are in using it.
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Old 04-10-2021, 03:33 PM
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Gee, I dont sew with the pedal, I only use the start stop button on my machines, hated the way the pedal wouldnt stay put.
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Old 04-10-2021, 03:59 PM
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I do have such a button, but have only used it maybe a half dozen times in over 10 years.
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Old 04-10-2021, 04:03 PM
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I've never used the start/stop button. Can't see myself using it.
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Old 04-10-2021, 04:29 PM
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I forgot my foot pedal for a class and used the stop/start button. I couldn't really tell a difference. I can use either one.
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Old 04-10-2021, 05:23 PM
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I am used to using my foot pedal and by the time I look for the button, it’s too late. If you needed to use it, you would get used to it.
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Old 04-10-2021, 06:01 PM
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I only use the stop/start button. Don't even have the foot pedal out. I love the button for the even speed.
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Old 04-10-2021, 06:09 PM
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The stop / start button is great for free-motion quilting. I have a speed control on my Bernina that lets me set the speed I want to quilt. Then I don't have to think about anything but moving the fabric evenly, not about what my foot is doing with the pedal.
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Old 04-10-2021, 06:54 PM
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when I got my machine, i used the start/stop button exclusively for about 2 years. loved it. but then decided that it really didn't work well for curves and even half square triangles. so I hooked up the foot pedal for a particular project, and now find it annoying to disconnect or reconnect the foot pedal, so now i use the foot pedal exclusively. the only inconvenience with the foot pedal is with winding bobbins. I loved the start/stop for bobbins, but I cannot use the start/stop when my foot pedal is connected. so alas, the pedal use continues.
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Old 04-10-2021, 06:55 PM
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I started using the start and stop button when I broke some bones in my foot.. I love it and have been using it ever since.
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