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    Babylock Melody

    How do you free motion quilt on a babylock melody? I can't figure out how to set the stitch length down to zero. My straight stitch can't be set below 0.2.

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    Re: Babylock Melody

    Are you are to drop your feed dogs? If so, don't worry about setting the stitch length to 0
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      #3
      Re: Babylock Melody

      I know some people do recommend setting stitch length to zero when FMQ but I have never done that. I just drop the feed dogs and control the stitch length by how fast the machine is going and how fast my hands are moving. And it does take practice

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        #4
        Re: Babylock Melody

        On the Melody in the back of the machine there is a switch that you slide horizontally to lower the feed dogs. When finished use same switch to rise them again. If you have the manual it is on page 103. With the feed dogs lowered you don't have to worry about stitch length.
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          #5
          Re: Babylock Melody

          I do lower the feed dogs. What happens is after about five or six stitches of quilting, the needle jerks to the left, leaving one jagged stitch. I've never had that happen with my Janome or Juki.

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            #6
            Re: Babylock Melody

            Is is possible that you are moving your hands to fast? Does it continue to do that every 6 stitches?
            I have trouble with eye lashes on the back when I move my hands to fast. I will try to remember to look at my settings when I get home.

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