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« on: January 11, 2008 02:05:36 PM »

i bought this quilting kit for my machine and it came with a darning foot- at least that's what it called it.  it says to drop the feed dogs and go but i can't make it work and the backside of it looks awful.  i suspect i can fix the bobbin issue by monkying with the tension...but is it for quilting? and if so how do i use it?
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« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2008 05:27:39 PM »

It's for free-motion quilting. Drop the feed dogs and slide the quilt sandwich around. The bottom of the foot doesn't press down, and with the feed dogs dropped, there's space for the quilt to be slid around. You can meander, follow a pattern, loops, whatever you want.

The birds' nests on the back are most likely tension issues.

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« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2008 07:27:58 PM »

I haven't yet got a darning foot for my machine, but do you need to use a hoop when you are doing free motion quilting?

« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2008 03:09:42 PM »

gosh i hope not - how would it fit under the presser foot/darning foot?
« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2008 04:59:21 PM »

I just bought a darning foot for my sewing machine, I have been looking at videos and tutorials online for free motion quilting, and I have not seen one video or anything about useing a hoop when doing free motion quilting. I have seen many people use a pair of gloves with the little rubber dots on them like people that work with glass wear. It allows you to grip the fabric while you are moving it around! I went and got a pair at the store the other day on sale for like a buck since winter is almost over here.
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« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2008 06:51:26 PM »

I use a regular pair of yellow rubber gloves to free motion.  If you are getting "birds nests" on the back, make sure you pull your bobbin thread to the top when you start and set your stitch length to zero.

« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2008 07:24:37 PM »

thanks! can't wait to get a chance to try it out again!
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