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How do I disengage the feed dog so I can machine quilt?

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If there is not a lever on the machine for lowering the feed dogs, check the manual for accessories to see if there is a darning plate than snaps over the feed dogs. There will be tiny holes in the face plate where the plate snaps into place.

In a pinch, you can set the stitch length to zero and securely tape an index card (punch out hole for needle) over the feed dogs.

Blue painter's tape works well as it does not leave a residue - I also use the tape as a guide when stitching long lengths that are too far from the fabric edge for any other type of guide.

Posted on May 07, 2010

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SOURCE: raising feed dogs

I've always been able to get a free PDF downloadable manual from Janome. They are happy to send you a manual for your specific machine via email, and they've always been very helpful to me. Here's a link to them:

http://www.janome.com/index.cfm/ContactUs/Machine_Support

Hope this helps!

Posted on Aug 16, 2008

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SOURCE: Quilting on Janome MC 4000

I have a MC4000 and a manual. To raise or drop the feed dog, remove the accessory box and feel at the back of the free arm there is a lever that will slide left or right to raise or lower the feed dog. I am not a quilter, but the manual says to use foot A (zigzag foot) and accessory L (quilter) which appears to be a guide. Cheers, Deb, Townsville, Australia

Posted on Nov 03, 2008

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SOURCE: How to Drop Feed Dogs on Sewing Machine...

On many machines you tilt the machine back on its hinges to see the underside and there you will find a thumbscrew to lower the feed dogs...you also need to be sure that your machine is capable of having its feed dogs lowered...not all machines can do this!

Posted on Aug 28, 2009

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SOURCE: Can't free motion quilt on Juki-T98QE

You need to be using a free motion foot or a darning foot, the regular presser foot is not for free motion.

Posted on Jun 03, 2010

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SOURCE: I own the singer advance

The 7442 does not have feed dogs which can be dropped. You need to use the "Darning Plate" which came with the accessories.
http://www.singerco.com/accessories/manuals.html

Posted on Nov 01, 2010

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