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What number do i use on my foot pressure when i am sewing a quilt 1, 2, or a 3 i have a elna 3005 thank you

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Hi! You need to use a heavier pressure with bulky fabrics like quilts. Make a sample and try the three settings; I bet you'll find the heaviest pressure (#3 ?) works best.
Hope this helps!
Robbie

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