Should the presser foot be up or down?
If the presser foot is up when you thread, your thread will slide right between the discs and then, as you sew, it will be properly regulated by your machine. If you thread your machine with your foot down, the thread will most likely not slide between the tension discs.
What is a stitch in the ditch foot?
Stitch in the ditch is a style of machine quilting that simply follows the seam lines of the quilt top. The trouble is, all those layers of fabric and batting can really bog down the operation. My advice? Swap out your presser foot for a walking foot.
Why should you always put the presser foot down before sewing?
It is better for the bottom of your presser feet to always have some fabric under the foot when you sew. … Quilters like to “flash feed” their quilt pieces meaning sewing one piece after the other, and a little space between the fabric is unavoidable but is OK. I’m referring to more than two stitches off the fabric. 3.
Does thread go under presser foot?
Double check to make sure the thread is through the tension properly. Once you’ve threaded the needle, put the thread straight back (but not under the presser foot). Keep the presser foot up, and note that the thread should be fairly easy to pull.
Can you sew with the presser foot up?
Always be sure your presser foot is in the DOWN position before sewing. Sewing with the presser foot in the up position will cause your thread to tangle and your bobbin to jam. Change needles regularly (after every 6 – 8 hours of use) as dull/weak needles can cause damage to your machine and fabric.
Can you embroider without a foot?
You cannot do machine embroidery unless you have the right foot. … It can be called a darning foot, a free motion quilting foot or a machine embroidery foot. I use a closed darning foot if I am stitching over different thicknesses such as crazy patchwork, otherwise I use an open toe darning foot.
Are all sewing machine feet universal?
Most modern sewing machines are made with clip-on presser feet. And you can use some of them interchangeably with different brands and models. But it would also be good to note that it is still always better to buy extra sewing feet from the same manufacturer of your machine.