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Dear Jan,
I would like to have tighter gathers when I use the Gathering foot. How can I do this? -Anonymous

Dear Anonymous,
Set up your machine for gathering by increasing the stitch length to 5.0 and placing the needle thread tension to between 6 and 9. Attach the Gathering Foot. Place the fabric under the foot. Using the fingers on your left hand, hold the fabric against the rear of the foot as you sew. By holding the fabric against the foot with light pressure as it comes through the feed dogs, lovely tight gathers will result. Release the fabric every 4 to 5 inches and then apply the pressure again.