Sign in to follow this  
witha'K'quilting

Slightly Bent Hopping Foot? FIXED, Now how to raise hopping foot!! GOT IT TOO.

Recommended Posts

Can someone tell me how on earth I could have done this?

I did hit a ruler the other day...barely..and my hopping foot now looks bent. Can this really be what caused this? Can I straighten it? How? Will it hurt anything to leave it like this?

It is a little lower on the left side of the foot and it hits thick seams now. I can't believe I did this! Now...I need a quick fix. I really don't want to have to replace it.

HELP! Please. ;)

2883660520104483472S600x600Q85.jpg

2155414150104483472S600x600Q85.jpg


Kristina at website http://withakquilting.blogspot.com/ and personal blog http://froggybottomquilting.blogspot.com/

 

Hoppily quilting along with FROGGER - my Green Millennium, and TOAD - my Liberty. Quiltazoid equipped too!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi

just - GENTLY -take a flat bladed screwdriver into the hole and lever it down until you have the foot straight and level.

sue in australia


sue in australia

APQS Australia

CQ Australia

613 9769 0248

smorris@comcen.com.au

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I am guessing that this is how it happened. Either that, or it has always been like this and I just noticed! I can't see what else could have caused this. My youngest son (2 yrs old) did advance the quilt on me the other day when my needle was down and it caused a short rip in the quilt sandwich, but I can't see this happeneing to the foot because of it.


Kristina at website http://withakquilting.blogspot.com/ and personal blog http://froggybottomquilting.blogspot.com/

 

Hoppily quilting along with FROGGER - my Green Millennium, and TOAD - my Liberty. Quiltazoid equipped too!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

O.K., Take off the ruler mate. Remove the needle and get a cresent wrench. This is the smiplest way to do this. Your cresent wrench is adjustable and should be able to get into and under the hopping foot. Now the tricky part is tweeking it back to level. Be careful. zeke.................


C9A05C30E468F98BDBF3AA2DFD951ECF.png

by the hour.........................

APQS Ultimate I/Compuquilter

Millennium

ztrbrg@yahoo.com

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks Zeke. I will try this. AND, yes, I will be careful.

I am one usually resorts to brute force too...but certainly don't want to make the matters worse. I guess I just needed to see what others suggested. I like Zeke's suggestion better than what I was thinking!


Kristina at website http://withakquilting.blogspot.com/ and personal blog http://froggybottomquilting.blogspot.com/

 

Hoppily quilting along with FROGGER - my Green Millennium, and TOAD - my Liberty. Quiltazoid equipped too!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Kristina--when you hit a ruler, you would have hit it most likely on the left side of the foot. That side is lower, not higher, so I bet that didn't cause the "listing". Since that lower side is hitting the seams, raise the left side instead of lowering the right side and maybe you won't need to adjust the height of the hopping foot.

Let us know what works so we can file it for future reference.

Good luck!


Linda Rech

Finely Finished Quilts

Millennium on Bliss rails--hand-guided

http://www.topperquilttools.com

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

How do I raise the hopping foot? I feel so silly even asking! Can't be all that hard is it?


Kristina at website http://withakquilting.blogspot.com/ and personal blog http://froggybottomquilting.blogspot.com/

 

Hoppily quilting along with FROGGER - my Green Millennium, and TOAD - my Liberty. Quiltazoid equipped too!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

A long screwdriver is used to loosen the hopping foot and it drops to the needle plate. Adjust the spacing (usually a folded business card) and tighten. Access to the screw is on the right side (tensioner side). My manual is out in the studio and I am in my jammies, or else the instructions would be more precise.;)


Linda Rech

Finely Finished Quilts

Millennium on Bliss rails--hand-guided

http://www.topperquilttools.com

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The needle is straight. It is the angle at which I took the photo of the hopping foot. The foot is definitely bent. It travels up/down fine...but has a bend near the bottom of it.


Kristina at website http://withakquilting.blogspot.com/ and personal blog http://froggybottomquilting.blogspot.com/

 

Hoppily quilting along with FROGGER - my Green Millennium, and TOAD - my Liberty. Quiltazoid equipped too!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Kristina,

When you raise you hopping foot make sure that the needle is in the lowest position when you loosen the screw and adjust the space with the folded business card. Otherwise the space will be wider than you think and the hopping foot may not be able to compress the quilt sandwich correctly.


Debbi Prodigy w/ Intelliquilter , A-1 Platinum Elite

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Just be sure you get the right screw! I was trying to adjust my hopping foot when I got the wrong screw and loosened the needle bar. :o Once I took the panel on the left side off to see my blunder. BTW, you shouldn't have to take any covers off the machine to do it.


1266535F19A9875626B7C8B5E232F348.png

Millenium

tricked out w/ Quiltazoid

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Okay...I need help, please! I was able to tweak my hopping foot back straight. Sorry, I forgot to post when I did that. I used Zeke's directions..and it worked great.

Now, I am looking for the screw to allow me to raise my hopping foot. I have a quilt on right now that has very thick seams. Can someone please tell me which page of the manual to find it...or take pictures of the screw for me? I am at a lost! I have never felt so dumb. I have crawled underneath my machine and even called a friend with a millie...she doesn't know where it is either. HELP!!


Kristina at website http://withakquilting.blogspot.com/ and personal blog http://froggybottomquilting.blogspot.com/

 

Hoppily quilting along with FROGGER - my Green Millennium, and TOAD - my Liberty. Quiltazoid equipped too!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Kristina,

The adjusting screw for your hopping foot is on the right (tension) side of the machine, probably through a hole almost directly under the takeup lever - so just up and to the left of your tension assembly. You should be able to look through the hole and see the screw when the hopping foot is in its lowest position. You'll need a long skinny screwdriver to fit through the hole and reach the screw. Loosen the screw (righty tighty, lefty loosy;) ), and twist/pull the hopping foot until it's where you think it should be. Normal setting is the thickness of a business card, according to the maintenance manual. Then tighten it back up again. Take care to keep the foot pointed forward as you move it up or down.


314B4A28F5D2B9A393862864B500E102.png
Barbara Mayfield
APQS Sales Representative & Educator
AND Quilt Path owner!!!

"Use what talents you possess; the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best." ~Henry van Dyke

APQS Northwest

1315 NW Mall Street, Suite 4

Issaquah, WA  98027

 

(425) 243-3502

info@apqsnw.com

www.apqsnw.com

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I FOUND IT. It was not at all where I was looking. By the way, it takes a flat screwdriver. I kept using a philips! Go figure.

Thanks to Bonnie and Barb. You girls saved me. ;0) Kristina


Kristina at website http://withakquilting.blogspot.com/ and personal blog http://froggybottomquilting.blogspot.com/

 

Hoppily quilting along with FROGGER - my Green Millennium, and TOAD - my Liberty. Quiltazoid equipped too!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think flathead screws should be outlawed! I'm glad you found it and got your foot adjusted. My machine seems to move much smoother since I messed with mine. I'm not sure if I got it a little higher or what. I was just trying to staighten it. Whatever we did, I like it.


1266535F19A9875626B7C8B5E232F348.png

Millenium

tricked out w/ Quiltazoid

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Bonnie told me to say that "I am a big girl now". I am so glad that I grew up today! Sure feels good.


Kristina at website http://withakquilting.blogspot.com/ and personal blog http://froggybottomquilting.blogspot.com/

 

Hoppily quilting along with FROGGER - my Green Millennium, and TOAD - my Liberty. Quiltazoid equipped too!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
Sign in to follow this