SEWING THE STITCHES
to cancel the free motion sewing
→ Rotate the handwheel toward you
(counterclockwise) to raise the feed dogs.
After sewing, make sure to remove the
straight stitch needle plate and presser foot
"C", and reinstall the regular needle plate
and the needle plate cover.
• 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.
• When using the straight stitch needle plate,
all straight stitches become middle needle
position stitches. You cannot change the
needle position using the width display.
• Normally, the feed dogs are raised for
• Do not be discouraged with your initial
results. The technique requires practice.
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
Free motion open toe quilting foot "O"
• In order to sew with a balanced tension, it
may be necessary to adjust the upper thread
tension (see page 79). Test with a sample
piece of quilting fabric.
to set the machine to free motion
→ The key appears as
to the necessary height, and then the feed dogs are
lowered for free motion sewing.
, the quilting foot is raised