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Free motion stich ...

My box says i can "free motion stich" thish would be very help full for what i am trying to do...
i can figure out how to do this on my machine ...
i lost my instuctions ...
soo i looked on this site ...
and i can still find nothing ...


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Re: Free motion stich ...

I don't know how to refill a bobbin

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How do I avoid breaking a needle on a 26 foot beginning a free motion project after programing the foot choice and lowering the foot?

#26 is an embroidery foot. Why are you using an embroidery foot for free motion quilting? A #24 free motion embroidery foot will work but not the #26. Try using a darning foot that is just a smidgen shorter so there is space between it and the needleplate for you to freely move the fabric. (Adding a Supreme Slider sheet to the work surface of your machine helps make the fabric glide much smoother.) A standard presser foot is made to press the fabric against the feed dogs so the feed dogs will move the fabric. When free motion quilting, you would drop the feed dogs and move the material with your hands.

Depends which model Bernina you have (new or old style presser feet), which will work on your machine. There are also many generic darning/FMQ feet available that will work on your machine.

12 BERNINA presser feet Darning foot 9 (old style)

Quilting foot 29C (new style)

Bernina 530 53 Free Motion Quilting

Top 5 Tips for Successful Free Motion Quilting WeAllSew BERNINA USAs blog...

Seven Steps to Free Motion Quilting


Dec 31, 2015 | Sewing Machines

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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.

Aug 25, 2014 | Sewing Machines

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When attempting to free motion quilt, bottom thread is not being picked up

You must lower the presser foot to use the free motion/darning foot.

Dec 04, 2013 | Brother Sewing Machines

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I am having trouble with the free motion on my Viking SE. I can feel the thread sticking up on the back and the top thread keeps breaking. I have tried changing thread (four times) and changing needle...

I presume you have set the machine for free motion quilting in the Menu? There are so many things that could be causing this, and so many variables for tweaking it to optimum performance. What foot are you using? What thread? What needle? What menu setting? Have you tried loosening the top thread tension? Bobbin tension? I will keep a lookout for further posts from you with a bit more info that we can start working on. I have a Designer1, not the SE, but have used an Se so will try my best to help.

Dec 15, 2010 | Husqvarna Designer I

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I have a Viva Limited edition-need help with free motion foot

Try running the machine at a faster speed, teh most common error new quilters maake is moving the fabric too fast and the machine too slow.

Mar 31, 2010 | Husqvarna Viking 1

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Viking Lily - free motion quilting - thread loops on underside.

I need more info.
>Where is your presser fooot pressure set(1-9) it should be around 4?
>How fast are you free motioning (faster is better? from 1-10 10 being full speed.
>Is your bobbin threaded correctly (I need to cover the basics.)?
>Never never use a needle smaller than a 90/14 for free motion (I know everyone's an expert...but trust me)
After all this, it's OK to tighten your tension up on top a little when free motioning and getting eyelashes/spider webs on bottom. around 6 should do it though.

Mar 09, 2009 | Husqvarna Viking 1

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Machine model 19233

On my machine I find that my bottom and top free motion stitches are more uniform when I set my needle thread tension at 8 or 9. This is inaddition to what you are already doing. Also, you might want to use a top stitch needle.

Good luck,

Nov 06, 2008 | Kenmore 19233 Computerized Sewing Machine

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Free motion quilting Viking Designer 1

I had the same dissatisfaction when I switched from the 1+ to the Designer 1. After some trials I am now happy. You need the springy free motion foot. Part #413 03 76-45. You take off the white shank and screw it on with the metal bar over the needle hook. In the set menu turn the SensorQ on, the free motion on, select stitch 1 from menu V and drop the feed dogs. It also makes a big difference to use the straight stitch throat plate which just has a small hole for the needle to go through. One other hint is that I often have to reduce my needle tension 3 or 4 steps. Hope it works for you.

May 30, 2008 | Husqvarna Viking 1

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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!

Dec 31, 2007 | Kenmore 19233 Computerized Sewing Machine

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