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Will a model 385.16231301 do free motion sewing

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SOURCE: Dropping Feed dogs on kenmore model 19233

Remove extension table/accessory box by gentle pulling it away from machine. You are left with just the free arm. In the back of the free arm, lower left corner, you will fine the feed dog lever. Push the leaver to the right to lower the feed dog.Instructions for lowering and raising the feed dog are on page 48 of your owner's manual. Good luck!

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Be sure and lower the presser foot lever as this controls whether or not you have any tension. My guess is you get a lot of loops under the fabric before it stops .
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SOURCE: Dropping Feed dogs on kenmore model 19233

Pull out the removable table and you will see the drop down feed dogs switch lever behind the back of the machine. Move that lever to the left or right to have feed dogs go back to normal sewing mode OR for embroidery mode.

Posted on Mar 07, 2009

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Is this a Janome MemoryCraft 9000? (I ask because the models seem to get mixed up in the threads)

If so, you can more than likely find accessories for the MC9000 either on eBay, your local Janome dealer (you can find the closest one to you @ Janome's website using the "Dealer Locator" feature) or even ... SEARS!

Sears contracted Janome to make several of their sewing machines (I think Janome might still be the actual manufacturer, but aren't 100% sure) and so the parts are compatible. You can even use a Kenmore Memory Card with a Janome MC9000.

As for oiling, if it's the MC9000 (much like practically all newer models) they don't need oiling. Though sometimes, you can dab a teeny-tiny amount of oil on the bobbin case if it needs it.

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SOURCE: Can I do free motion sewing on a Kenmore Ultra

If you can lower or disengage the feed dogs you can stitch free motion.

If the the feed dogs cannot be adjusted as described, you can set the stitch length to zero.

You can also tape an index card over the feed dogs and punch a hole where the needle needs to enter the needle/face plate.

A darning or free motion foot is needed.

Take a presser foot with you when shopping for the foot as it is important to match the shank length.

Newer sewing machines are low shank and the older ones long shank.

You can also order online at Clotilde (see "which foot to use" for a guide).

Posted on Feb 20, 2010

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Pfaff 113 want to free motion quilt the foot will not allow me to se. I even took the screw for adjusting preasure all the way out and it still has too much preassure


Sounds like perhaps you have the incorrect foot. Did you perhaps purchase a quilting foot (used for piecing)? A free motion foot is actually shorter in height so it will not contact the feed dogs or needle plate. It is this added space that allows the fabric to be moved freely under the foot. Also, be sure to drop the feed dogs.

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If the presser foot is still too long, perhaps the shank is not correct for your machine. Sorry, am unable to locate information re your particular model.

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Can I do stippling on my 400xl


This is free motion quilting. There are a ton of web sites and videos available. You'll need a darning or free motion quilting foot for your machine. Drop the feed dogs. If you are certain you want to do free motion quilting, a Supreme Slider helps you move the fabric.
https://www.amazon.com/Supreme-Slider-Motion-Machine-Quilting/dp/B007XGITA2

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How to lower the feed dogs for free motion sewing on model # 16782


There are most likely some numbers missing from the model number you provided. Usually, there is a 3-digit beginning number, ie 115, 385, 401...

I am unable to find model information based on your number, but you can most likely get a user's manual through Sears or try searching the internet (Make Model manual), ie:

Kenmore Sewing Machine Manuals Instruction and Repair Manuals

Sewing machines generally have two ways to disable feed dogs. One way is a lever or knob on the machine itself that physically "drops" the feed dogs so they are below the needleplate. The feed dogs will continue to operate but since they are below the sewing surface, they will not have an effect on the fabric movement. The other way is an accessory that attaches to the needleplate which covers the feed dogs and creates a flat sewing surface.

Another item that is important for free motion quilting is a darning foot or free motion foot. These presser feet are physically shorter in height than a standard presser foot. This means the darning foot, when lowered, does not apply "pressure" to the fabric when it is lowered. It, instead, provides leeway between the presser foot and the fabric so there is room to manually maneuver the fabric while stitching.

You'll just need to CONFIRM that the presser foot shank is correct for your machine (low shank, high shank, slant shank).

There are probably a multitude of designs available for your machine, either Kenmore or generic brands. Once you've determined your machine's shank, it would be a personal decision as to the design you'd prefer, which could be metal or plastic, closed, open, or clear see-thru as well as various shapes, round, oval, etc. There are also some feet that are spring-loaded so they "hop" while you stitch, or feet that are solid.

These are examples of different darning/free motion presser feet.

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Please all deales joname model no 5002 this is part all joname sewing machine work


Are you looking for the free motion quilting foot for a Janome?
Here is a link to pictures on the internet; I find not parts for a Janome 5002, only 5001. You need to contact Janome's Service on the Internet.

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Apr 03, 2015 | Sewing Machines

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Does this sewing machine have a free motion setting or capability to do free motion sewing


Most sewing machines have the ability to drop the feed dogs for darning or free motion. Look for a sliding lever. It can be located in the back or the front of the machine. Usually directly behind or in front of the needle.

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Do I need to use tension with free motion foot


Yes, the tension setting for 'free motion' and for 'sewing' is the same AND there must be tension; otherwise the top thread will form huge loops on the underside and eventually totally jam. Also make sure that the presser foot is down ... it is often easily left up as the 'free motion foot' disguises it.
The stitch length is irrelevant in free motion as the stitch length is determined by how fast the fabric is moved by the operator while maintaining constant speed (or close to constant).
A couple more items to check: make sure that the 'feed dogs' are either lowered or covered (depending on your machine model) AND that the 'free motion foot' is installed correctly.
Enjoy free motioning.

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Can I use my singer simple 3116 to quilt


you could probably do light quilting on it, you'd probably
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here's a link for parts for the the machine, they do have a extension
table you might be interested in.
http://www.sewingpartsonline.com/singer-3116-simple-sewing-machine-parts.aspx

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Can I do free motion sewing on a Kenmore Ultra Stitch 12? Model 158 1595281 serial #31011208


If you can lower or disengage the feed dogs you can stitch free motion.

If the the feed dogs cannot be adjusted as described, you can set the stitch length to zero.

You can also tape an index card over the feed dogs and punch a hole where the needle needs to enter the needle/face plate.

A darning or free motion foot is needed.

Take a presser foot with you when shopping for the foot as it is important to match the shank length.

Newer sewing machines are low shank and the older ones long shank.

You can also order online at Clotilde (see "which foot to use" for a guide).

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