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Is there a way to lower the feed dogs ''a little''?

My machine is a Bernina Activa 220 but it didn't give me that option so I put the Artista 180.
Is there a way to lower the feed dogs ''a little'' on my Bernina Activa 220 to reduce the tension so the top fabric and bottom fabric feed thru more easily together? I'm piecing a quilt top. When I hit an area with a large bulk it pulls and my seams don't line up.

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