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Frame quilting with janome 1600 db

I have just purchased a sturdy lite grace quilter frame with the Janome 1600 db. Do I use the darning plate when free motion quilting? (am I right that the feed dogs do not drop on this machine?) Is there any detailed book for quilting on the frame with this machine? I am an experienced sewer and have quilted over 10 large quilts on my Singer futura CE200 (which I have had no problems with, except that it is very hard to quilt a large quilt on) but I feel a little lost with this new machine and the frame. Thank you for your time.

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  • KJMDDM Feb 13, 2008

    HERE IS THE SEWING ROOM WITH THE JANOME AND QUILT FRAME.

  • myannie Jul 15, 2008

    Yes I too just purchased the Janome 1600P with the Grace Pinnacle Frame & there is No instructions after Setting it All UP.... Like now how do I Start sewing???? HELP

  • Joyce Jul 20, 2012

    Look at You Tube it will show you how to load quilts and what you need to do> Janome has a special foot and plate they sell. Works great.

  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2014

    How do I drop the feed dogs to do free motion quilting?

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Am I right that the feed dogs do not drop on this machine?

Yes, this is correct....but you have to change the needle plate to a thicker one, so the feed dogs will be below the needle plate.

Posted on Feb 23, 2008

  • Joyce Jun 16, 2012

    You can take cardboard a tape it over the feed dogs or remove them,

  • Joyce Jul 20, 2012

    They make a special quilting foot and plate for quilting. I brought mine off ebay. I removed mine on one of my machines. Since I only use it for quilting.

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You can remove the feed dogs with 1 simple turn of the screw!

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