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Tella

Adjusting the hopping foot?

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I just loaded a Sunbonnet Sue quilt with prairie points in the border....I can see that the seam in the border with the prairie points is very thick and especially at the corners, I cannot smoothly move the hopping foot across or over this area...

So, do I need to raise the hopping foot, or what can I do? I don't want to ruin my quilt...and I am going to get stuck in these spots...any suggestions from the pros are appreciated...

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Tella:  I'd answer your question if I knew.  I have an Ult 2, which doesn't have a hopping foot.  On it, I simply raise the spring loaded presser foot when I come to a bulky seam.  No adjustment really needed. 

 

Come on someone, answer Tella's question!  Jim

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Any chance you can give those bulky seams "a light tap with a hammer" as Dawn would suggest?  You'd need to unload the quilt, maybe spritz it with a little water, and place a board under and above both sides.  I'd also cover those with fabric to make sure you don't leave hammer marks on your quilt top.

 

I can easily raise the hopping foot on my Millie, but I would contact some one from APQS directly to have them send you the e-mail instructions.  I'm not good on computers and won't be able to get it to you other than in snail mail.


Beth Durand

Elizabeth Originals Custom Quilting

www.eocquilting.com

beth@eocquilting.com

2006 APQS Millenium

Authorized APQS Dealer

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I remember when I ordered the new hopping foot set there was a slight adjustment needed on the hopping foot and it is supposed to be a business card thickness...or two? ...I can do it but just don't know if I should or if it will affect the stitches or the tension in the rest of the quilt...

As I was thinking about it today I got another idea...I may just leave that border with the prairie points and do the ditch work on my domestic??

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I have raised mine for a quilt like that and then lowered it again when done. It only takes a screwdriver. It is in your manual. On my older Millie the hole is in the front. Don't know what machine you have. It's not a bog deal.

Shirley

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