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How do you drop the feed dog on a Janome 6125 so you can do free hand quilting?

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Does it have a lever at the back, behind the bobbin area? you'll see them go down

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I have been given janome 525s the material not feeding through the foot. Unless i pull material it wont move


Make sure the feed dogs have not been dropped, ie for darning or free motion quilting. Also, make sure the stitch length is set high enough to actually create a forward stitch.

Mar 18, 2017 | Janome Sewist 525S Mechanical Sewing...

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How do I set up my Janome 1600p-qc for free motion quilting?


You will need a darning foot or free motion quilting foot for your machine (these feet are shorter than the regular feet which allows space between the foot and the needle plate to manually manipulate your fabric). Then drop the feed dogs and, if your machine does not have that capability, there should be a cover plate included with your machine that snaps over the feed dogs. Install a brand new needle in your machine, set it for a straight stitch, and test the stitch. Sometimes, the upper tension needs to be loosened a bit so the bobbin thread does not poke through the top of the fabric.

Then...practice, practice, practice...

How to Free Motion Quilt on Regular Sewing Machine

Free Motion Quilting Beginner Tutorial 1 of 4

FWIW, I've found it helpful to use a "Supreme Slider" on the base of my machine. It is slick and allows the fabric to move easily. Special gloves are helpful too because your hand will become dry and begin to slip on the fabric. Using cheap rubber gardening gloves works for some people.

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Feb 11, 2017 | Janome Sewing Machines

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Janome Machine will not feed material !!


If the fabric is not feeding, the feed dogs are probably not operating properly. Check that they have not been dropped below the needle plate (which is done when darning or free motion quilting). In this setting, the feed dogs never rise above the needle plate to grab and pull the fabric.

The other issue could be that the feed dogs are defective or perhaps seized.

Since you did not provide a model, I can provide only this assistance. It would be helpful to locate (search for make model manual) for your machine.

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Dec 30, 2016 | Janome Sewing Machines

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How do I drop feed dogs on jem silver 662?


Here's a manual:

Instruction Manual Janome Jem Silver 662

The following is for a 660, but it doesn't mention anything about darning or free motion quilting:

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=3&ved=0ahUKEwih_NGBzpjRAhXKh1QKHbKIAvwQFggoMAI&url=http%3A%2F%2Fjanome.com%2Fsiteassets%2Fsupport%2Fmanuals%2Fcompact-models%2Finst-book-jem-gold-660.pdf&usg=AFQjCNEwCPZs5n8s4wdgIHMGHbN-GvDe-w

You can also contact a Janome dealer. If the machine does not drop the feed dogs, there should be a special plate accessory to cover them in order to do darning or free motion quilting.

Perhaps this is the accessory you need:
http://www.sewingpartsonline.com/cover-plate-elna-janome-necchi-825018035.aspx

https://tv-sewingcenter.com/products/janome-quilting-attachment-kit-for-jem-series

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Dec 28, 2016 | Sewing Machines

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Which foot do I use for quilting


a quilting foot or buy one with a round hole in it great

Mar 09, 2015 | Sewing Machines

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Do i have adjust tension when free motion quilting on janome 6125


No but need free motion foot, FMQ is A bit of an art, slow hands and even stitching. Doing a class is a great way to learn as stipple quilting looks great but takes practice.

Feb 28, 2015 | Janome Sewing Machines

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How do I lower the feed dogs foR free motion embroidery. I have a jANOME harmony 2039


Look on the back of the machine behind the bobbin area. See if there is a slide switch. If not, your manual will tell you how to drop the feed dogs. If you can't drop them, you may have gotten a neede plate that will cover the feed dogs so you can do free motion embroidery and quilting.

Sep 16, 2014 | Janome Harmony 2039 Mechanical Sewing...

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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

Aug 16, 2008 | Janome Memory Craft 4000 Sewing Machine

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Frame quilting with janome 1600 db


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.

Feb 13, 2008 | Janome 1600P-DB Mechanical Sewing Machine

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