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Topic Title: MC 6500
Topic Summary: Freemotion quilting: Mode 2
Created On: 10/01/2012 12:46 PM
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 10/01/2012 12:46 PM
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brain4

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I am using Mode 2, Pattern 60 for freemotin quilting. with the darning foot. The quick reference board shows the stitch to be a series of closed loops, but i am not getting loops, only loose scallop-like or wave-like stitches. I have tried elongating and widening the stitch but still not getting closed loops. Any suggestions?

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 10/01/2012 03:26 PM
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CherylAnn

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Hi,

I think that you have the patterns mixed up with free motion. Are you trying to free motion and expecting to get a stitch that looks like the picture. For free motion, I think you just drop your feed dogs and use either a straight stitch or a zig zag and go to your doodling.

Cheryl

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 10/01/2012 04:13 PM
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Thanks CherylAnn. I think i'm seeing things right. If u look in the manual on p 39 (if u have one) the section is "Freemotion Quilting." This section indicates that the the machine setting is Mode 1 or 2, and that under Mode 2 several patterns are available, including #57-60. Pattern 60 is a series of closed loops; this is the pattern i am unable to duplicate. Other patterns that are avilable under Mode 1 or 2 work just fine....
 10/02/2012 09:35 AM
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CherylAnn,
I figured it out last night. There is actually an error in the manual. The manual shows the darning foot on the machine for free style and Mode 2, with various patterns. However, the sewing machine screen while in Mode 2, pattern 60 shows the "regular" foot , NOT the darning foot. When I took off the darning foot and put on the regular foot, feed dogs up, everyting worked as it should.

Thanks, tho , for your reply....

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Karen
 10/02/2012 01:50 PM
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CherylAnn

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Karen,

Glad you figured it out, as I was just thinking about what you needed to do to get what you were trying to do. I no longer have that machine so hence, no manual either. I did understand though what you were describing on your second last post. It is nice that the machine does have a bit of a screen to tell you what foot you should be using. Also the "F" foot works good for all the decorative and quilting stitches as there is a bit of a channel under it allowing the thread to pass under it easily.

Cheryl

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Janome 15000, 12000, 4120, 760, 1200D Serger, Huskylock 926, Cover Pro 1000 & a few older sewing machines; my favourite computer games of DigitizerMBX v.4.5 with Cutwork, Floriani Total Control, & EQ7
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