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Propeler foot so im pretty new at sewing but i got this product and its pretty good but the foot (the part that holds the fabric down when your sewing) is really jiggly when it is not down. also i "propeller" under the fabric that is suppose to make it move doesnt do anything. So i have to pull my stuff through verses it feeding it to me. also i los tthe manual so that just makes this harder

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I'm pretty new to sewing as well, but have you checked to see if your feed dogs are up or down? If I am correct (little teeth on the sewing plate right under the needle)they are what moves the fabric along for you. If youre free sewing or quilting you'd want them down but not for regular sewing.

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