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This archived content is from Mary Wilkins’ sewing and quilting message board “Sew What’s New,” which was retired in August 2007. It is being provided by “Sew What’s Up,” which serves as the new home for many members of “Sew What’s New.”
From: MaryW
Date: 07-05-2006, 10:30 AM (1 of 2)
I was sent this a day or so ago. If you can help her, please post here. Thanks.

Hi Mary,
First of all, your newsletter has been a tremendous help to me in
my sewing adventures. I recently bought a dual feed pressure foot to
use when I quilt because I read that it would make my sewing so much
easier. It might for everyone else in cyber space, but it doesn't for
me. My problem is that nothing moves. I tried to machine quilt a
quilt that I made for a friend; when I started sewing, the quilt under
the foot would not move. I had to pull it to make it move and the
thread on the back of the quilt was a mess of knots and tangles. It
was horrible. What am I doing wrong. Is it my tension that is too
tight? I need help!!!
owner/editor of Sew Whats New
User: MaryW
Member since: 06-23-2005
Total posts: 2542
From: Patty22
Date: 07-05-2006, 04:27 PM (2 of 2)

Somehow it sounds like she has the feed dogs dropped while using this pressure foot. Maybe she is confused about free-motion quilting and dropping your feed dogs, but then not bringing them back up to do striaght line stitching.
User: Patty22
Member since: 03-29-2006
Total posts: 1194
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