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Model 60-7000M. All works except foot rest. It will not close. Help!

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Not sure what you mean by foot "rest." If it is presser foot, then you may not have the correct presser foot for your machine (basically, there are 3 types--low shank, high shank, & slant shank). Usually, there is also a pressure adjustment for the presser foot that increases the amount of pressure applied to the fabric and feed dogs. Consult your owner manual. Pressure adjustment is usually either a dial, a plunger type on the top left of the machine (pushing down increases the pressure--push down on the outer ring to release it), or a screw at the very top of the presser foot bar (sometimes under the top lid).


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Are there options for the pressure foot? I'd like 1/4" for quilting. Or does the needle adjust?

Possibly and Possibly. Depends on the make & model machine.

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FWIW, if you have a presser foot that is narrow on the right side, you won't need a 1/4" foot. Use an accurate ruler, put it under the presser foot and gently lower the needle until the needle point rests just to the right of the 1/4" mark. Then stick a length of painter's tape along the right side of the ruler on the sewing machine arm. This will become your scant 1/4" seam guide.

If the needle of your machine can be moved to the right, then you move the needle right, measure (as above) from the needlepoint for the scant 1/4" mark using that foot. And mark with tape.

I use the painter's tape method all the time as I have not found a 1/4" foot that is accurate.

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How can I release the pressure of the pressure foot so that I can do darning? My machine is a Janome Model 360. Thank you

If you are using the appropriate presser foot, you normally shouldn't need to adjust the presser foot pressure. The shaft on a darning foot or free motion quilting foot is shorter so when it is lowered to stitching position, the foot will not rest on the feed dogs or stitch plate. The extra space between the presser foot and the plate allows you to maneuver the fabric. (Be sure to drop the feed dogs so they do not interfere with the fabric's movement. Or, if the feed dogs do not drop on your machine, you should have a special plate in your accessory kit that covers the feed dogs.)

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Does a quarter inch quilting foot come with the machine, if so what does it look like?

If your machine is considered a "quilting" machine, it may have a 1/4" foot included. However, most machines do not include the 1/4" foot. A quarter inch foot looks a lot like a basic presser foot except the edge should be 1/4" away from the needle.

FWIW, you can achieve a 1/4" seam by placing a ruler under the presser foot and gently manually lowering the needle point until it rests on the ruler's 1/4" mark. The ruler's edge would then be exactly 1/4" away from the needle. You can place a piece of painter's tape (on the sewing surface) adjacent to the ruler edge and this would serve as your quarter inch guide.

Even if you decide to purchase a quarter inch foot, in my experience, none of them provide the "scant quarter inch" seam for piecing. Other than marking a scant quarter inch measurement on your sewing machine, achieving it will usually take some testing to determine what constitutes a scant quarter inch on your machine.

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Is there a larger foot rest or a way to lower and extend foot rest

Foot rest? Are you referring to the foot control unit or a presser foot? If it is presser foot, most likely you do not have the correct presser foot for your machine. Search the internet for the "make model presser foot" (substitute make & model with your machine make & model). There are basically 3 presser foot styles--low, high & slant. They are not interchangeable.

If you are talking about the foot control, sometimes you can find other foot control units for your machine, possibly even generic units.


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When my wife presses the foot pedal, nothing happens, except that the computer display says "OL". Does that mean that the foot pedal needs to be replaced?

What is the machine make and model?

OL may stand for overload and depending on the make and model it may be due to a number of different causes.

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I need repairs or a replacement foot pedal for a JA38

Well I can certainly help you there. I can get Foot controls for most machines.

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Singer Esteem sewing machine. Needle works with all presser feet except my 1/4in quilt foot. It's hitting just to the side of the hole in the foot. How can I fix this? There is nothing to move the needle...

Check the needle to be sure it is not bent.

If this is not the problem, you will need to choose another foot to use until the machine can be repaired by a professional.

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What instructions are there for a brother nx400 even-feed foot

Remove the screw holding the regular presser foot and the presser foot holder and set aside.

Place the take-up lever in the highest position.

Hold the even feed foot with your right hand with your thumb holding the lever of the foot in its highest position. Place the even feed foot on the presser bar and make sure that the lever of the foot rests upon the needle bar thumbscrew. While holding it in place, fasten the foot to the presser bar with the screw.

As the needle bar goes up and down, the lever on the even feed foot should rest on the needle bar needle serew and go up and down as well.

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The Foot will not stay up when lifted

On most models you can use a dremel or a file to help "flatten" the spot that the presser foot lifter rests. So flatten the top of the back side of the lifter and roughen it a bit-no oil there.

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When installing the walking foot, you must make sure that the arm that moves up and down is resting on the needle clamp screw. That arm controls the movement of the foot and that allows it to do its "walking" if it is not resting on the needle clamp then it will not work at all.

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