Free Motion Couching Foot – Accessory Of The Month June 2019

 

Embellish existing garments or add a decorative touch to your quilting and home decorating projects with this foot. It works like other free motion feet with the addition of small grooves that allow cording, yarn, or threads to pass underneath the presser foot.

This Accessory of the Month has a bonus project for you to make.

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Under Pressure

 

The Foot Pressure Adjustment Dial

Ever had silk or chiffon fabrics slip away from you, oblivious of the feed dog traction, or do you find your quilts and denims struggle to move? It’s time to look at the pressure dial for the presser foot – not to be confused with the tension dial for your needle thread.

The foot pressure adjustment dial sets the amount of pressure that the presser foot places on the fabric. The amount of pressure would need to vary if you were switching between lightweight sheer fabric and multiple layers of thick fabric for the machine to feed the fabric evenly.

Where is the Foot Pressure Adjustment?

Depending on your sewing machine model, you may find the pressure adjustment, on the left top, inside the opening top cover of your machine or your machine may have an on-screen adjustment menu.

When to Make an Adjustment to the Amount of Pressure

If you find that the fabric slithers and slips when the presser foot is down, you need to increase the pressure on the presser foot. If the fabric is held so tightly that the feed dog is unable to move the fabric, decrease the amount of pressure on the pressure foot.

Depending on your sewing machine model, you may have up to 6 foot pressure settings. We recommend setting the pressure to minimum for light weight fabric such as organza and voile, medium for fabrics such as cotton and polyester, and maximum for heavy weight fabric such as drill and denim.

Automatic Foot Pressure Adjustment

Some of our higher end computerised sewing machine models have built in sensors which will automatically detect the thickness of the fabric and make adjustment to the foot pressure. Models include HMC15000QM, MC15000, MC14000, MC12000, S9, MC9450QCP, MC9400QCP and S7.

Alternatives to Pressure Adjustment

Another solution to make your struggles with challenging fabric go much easier is to use an Even Feed Foot, also commonly known as a Walking Foot.

The foot is designed with a set of feed dogs to assist with smooth feeding. With this foot, fabric can be sewn without puckering, as the fabric is gripped and fed by both the upper and lower feed dogs.

At times, fabrics such as vinyl and faux leather may stick to a metal foot and not feed properly. An Ultra Glide Foot which is moulded from a special resin can help solve the problem.

Sewing Tip: When sewing through many layers or thick fabric, it is always recommended to also increase your stitch length. Increasing the stitch length, will increase the movement of the feed dogs, this increases the fabric being fed through the machine while sewing.

Taping Guide Foot – Accessory Of The Month May 2019

 

Use this foot for attaching tape to the edge of fabrics. The guide can be adjusted to set the needle drop position and suit the tape width. You are able to stitch a tape up to 20mm in width, being a single fold tape; double-fold bias tape or fabric strip cut on the bias.

This Accessory of the Month has a bonus project for you to make.

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Applique Foot – Accessory Of The Month April 2019

 

This presser foot is shorter than most for easier maneuvering around curves and corners when sewing applique pieces. It’s made of clear plastic for easier viewing as you sew. The foot also has markings for you to line up the exact position that you needle will start in depending on the stitch selected. As the foot hook onto the back of the shank then clips down it means that the foot wont move on you while you are working your way around applique pieces.

This Accessory of the Month has a bonus project for you to make.

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