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What foot do I use with the twin needle?

Need to know what foot to use with the twin needle, the manual doesn't specify. Also, the twin needle seems to hit the bottom plate (I don't know what it's called) when I lower the needle with the knob. How do I adjust that?

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You need to use the zig zag or satin stitch presser foot with the twin needle. You also need to make sure you have the zig zag plate on your machine. Also, remember when using the twin needle, you cannot put your stitch width beyond half way. The best thing to do is once you select the width, turn the handwheel to see where the needle is going to hit, you want to make sure it clears the plate or it will break.

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