Hold the quilting foot in place with your
right hand, and tighten the presser foot
holder screw using the screwdriver with
your left hand.
a Presser foot holder screw
• Be sure to securely tighten the screws with the
included screwdriver. Otherwise, the needle
may touch the quilting foot, causing it to bend
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 mm - 2.5 mm (approx.
1/16 inch - 3/32 inch) in length.
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.
■ Echo Quilting Using the Free Motion
Echo Quilting Foot "E" (optional
with some models)
Sewing quilting lines at equal distances around a
motif is called echo quilting. The quilting lines,
which appear as ripples echoing away from the
motif, are the distinguishing characteristic of this
quilting style. Use the free motion echo quilting foot
"E" for echo quilting. Using the measurement on the
presser foot as a guide, sew around the motif at a
fixed interval. We recommend attaching the foot
controller and sewing at a consistent speed.
Free motion echo quilting foot "E" measurement
a 6.4 mm (approx. 1/4 inch)
b 9.5 mm (approx. 3/8 inch)
SEWING THE STITCHES