Lower the feed dog position switch, located
at the rear of the base of the machine, to
a Rear of machine
b Feed dog position switch
(as seen from the rear of the machine)
Use both hands to stretch the fabric taut,
and then move the fabric at a consistent
pace in order to sew uniform stitches
roughly 2.0-2.5 mm (approx. 1/16 - 3/32
inch) in length.
to cancel the free-motion sewing
After sewing is finished, raise the feed dog
position switch to
• Normally, the feed dog position switch is in
the up position.
• Do not be discouraged with your initial
results. The technique requires practice.
to raise the feed
Using Free-motion Open Toe Quilting Foot "O"
The free-motion open toe quilting foot "O" is used
for free-motion quilting with zigzag or decorative
stitches or for free-motion quilting of straight lines
on fabric with an uneven thickness. Various stitches
can be sewn using free-motion open toe quilting
foot "O". For details on the stitches that can be used,
refer to the "Stitch Setting Chart" at the end of this
Free-motion open toe quilting foot "O"
Free-motion open toe quilting foot "O" can
also be used with the straight stitch needle
plate. We recommend using free-motion open
toe quilting foot "O" with free-motion sewing of
fabrics of uneven thicknesses. For details on
installing the straight stitch needle plate, refer
to page 65. Select one of the following stitches
when using the straight stitch needle plate.
In order to sew with a balanced tension, it may
be necessary to adjust the upper thread
tension (see page 50). Test with a sample
piece of quilting fabric.
SEWING THE STITCHES