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    year 1980 -2010 Singer sewing machine

    I have this wonderful Singer sewing machine. But have just started the quilting side. No where in the instruction manual doesn't it show how to drop the feed dogs to free motion quilting.
    I think I have it down to two screws-but will I harm the machine if I try to drop them

    Thank you

    Kathrn

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    Hi Kathryn,

    Not all machines are designed to drop their feed dogs. Some use some sort of covering device for the feed dogs. Some have nothing. I have no idea of whether it will hurt your machine if you remove the feed dogs.

    What model of machine do you have? It should be on front of the manual, if not on the machine. Any of the technical people will need to know that.

    Hopefully, someone will have an answer for you.

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    The feed dogs on my Singer (from around 1990) does not drop down. It came with a feed cover, which I've never used because I can free-motion quilt with the feed dogs up.
    "I keep my end tables full of needlework and quilting so I don't have to dust them." ~ Author Unknown but I agree!

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    For the machines I own that do not drop the feed dogs I just set my stitch length to zero and lessen the presser foot pressure. On one machine I even use the normal straight stitch foot instead of a hopping foot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kathryn7887 View Post
    I have this wonderful Singer sewing machine. But have just started the quilting side. No where in the instruction manual doesn't it show how to drop the feed dogs to
    I think I have it down to two screws-but will I harm the machine if I try to drop them free motion quilting.

    Thank you

    Kathrn
    I'm guessing that you have a "Touch Tronic" model 2010. I am pretty sure that it would have come with a clear plastic 'Feed Cover Plate' to cover the feed dogs rather than being able to drop the feed dogs. There should be a section in the manual about darning and embroidery, which would be the same set-up for free motion quilting.

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    Maybe you can google it and get info.

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    If it's a Singer Touch Tronic 2010 it should have come with a snap-in feed cover that covers the feed dogs. Check your manual for that type of accessory that came with your machine.

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    Janey,
    it did at one time but over the years and many moves the accessory box has been misplaced, along with the manual.
    my world. So thank you I am on the hunt.
    Thank you ever so much
    Kathryn

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    osewme,
    Thank you, I am now on the hunt for one
    Kathryn

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    Thank you Everyone for all the wisdom. I knew I would find what I needed on here.
    Thank you,
    Kathryn

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    Quote Originally Posted by kathryn7887 View Post
    I have this wonderful Singer sewing machine. But have just started the quilting side. No where in the instruction manual doesn't it show how to drop the feed dogs to free motion quilting.
    I think I have it down to two screws-but will I harm the machine if I try to drop them

    Thank you


    Kathrn


    I'm still using mine too. There is a small clear plastic cover that snaps on over the feed dogs for free motion work. I have mine still, but have never used it. Let me know if you can't find one. I'm a hand quilter.

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    Popover I would so love to pay you for it. My beautiful daughters decided I was a hoarder and tossed a couple of totes of material.
    Kathryn

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    Quote Originally Posted by kathryn7887 View Post
    Janey,
    it did at one time but over the years and many moves the accessory box has been misplaced, along with the manual.
    my world. So thank you I am on the hunt.
    Thank you ever so much
    Kathryn
    You can get a manual at http://www.singerco.com/uploads/down...b38a8bb8fa.pdf
    If that doesn't work.. Instruction Manuals | Singer Sewing If you put 2010 in the search box, it should bring up
    several and make sure you get the Touch Tronic one. It isn't great, but better than not having one at all.

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    www.sewingpartsonline.com This is a good place to check
    Good luck
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    Here's a whole accessory set, including the original manual for your machine.
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Singer-Touch...AAAOSwWkJY8n9N

    Cari

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