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Free motion quilting instructions

I can't get my free motion for quilting to work on my machine. I have let the feed dogs down. Does anyone know of a totorial on machine quilting using the Pfaff?

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Make sure you are using a darning foot or quilting foot. The shanks on these presser feet are a bit shorter than other presser feet so the feet do not set directly on the fabric. When you lower the darning foot and drop/cover the feed dogs, there is some clearance between the fabric and foot so you are able to freely move the fabric to create your free motion quilting.

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Make sure you have the presser lifter lever in the proper position. When lowering it, push to the rear and it will stop half way down. This engages the upper tension but keeps the foot from lowering down and touching the fabric.
If this doesn't help please post the exact problem, i.e. thread pulling to the bottom etc.
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SOURCE: I have a Pfaff 7570. I'm trying to quilt with it.

Use at least a 14/90 needle and make sure the presser foot lever is down.

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SOURCE: Just bought a brand new Pfaff Quilt Expression 4.0

this is a known issue with the pfaff.....i have just bought the machine and it has thread uptake issues...thread tension issues and it comes unthreaded by itself often...leaving globs of thread on the bottom stuck in the feed dogs and under the throat plate.....then the stitches are not properly balanced because the tension gets too loose on the bobbin thread....very disappointed to find out it is a known issue with all the viking husqvarna made machines...which are pfaff, janome and viking.....sux.

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On page 35 of your manual (see link below), there are instructions for darning. It looks like your machine needs to have the darning plate installed over the feed dogs before you can perform darning or free motion quilting. If you do not have the darning plate, then you will need to get one.
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