Saturday, May 21, 2011

Putting on a Free Motion Quilting Foot, and pulling up the bobbin thread

This is just a short, quick tutorial on how to change your presser foot, and the correct placement of the Free Motion Foot(aka Darning foot) for free motion quilting.

First, your setup will look something like this:
You will want to unscrew the presser foot screw, and take the entire unit off.

Next, you'll want to attach your FM foot, like so:
There is a little bar across the top of the foot. It needs to be above or resting on your needle clamp bar(this depends on the position of the needle. I had it lowered a bit in these photos for illustration purposes)

This is what it looks like from the other side:

To pull up your bobbin thread to the top of the fabric, you'll want to put your quilt in, lower the foot, put the needle down, and hold on to the needle thread:
Then, raise the needle back up, and pull on the needle thread until the bobbin thread comes up through the top of the fabric, pull it out until both tails are one top:
I don't have a picture for this next part, but put the needle thread through the hole in the foot, and pull both threads towards the back so they are out of the way. Do a few small stitches in place, stop with the needle down, and then clip the threads so you don't inadvertently end up dragging them all over your quilting.

I hope this helps! And if you have any questions, you may email me at I do not mind helping! :)

1 comment:

  1. Thank you Tasha, you rock! This will definitely come in handy when I find the time to do this! :)