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Quilting on Janome MC 4000

I want to quilt and have lost my user's manual. Is there a way to disengage the feed dog so that I can quilt without having to twist the whole quilt all over the place? Also, if this is possible, what presser foot should I use.

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Cindy Davis
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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

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